Age: 65+

Member since August 2012



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'Shelf Ratt' [automotive dealership/inventory control]~~ Partner 27 yr. Toyota Parts Dept. ~ Like to travel when the 'fit' hits. Short trip tent camp on occasion. More often RV in a 27' Class A. with 2 slides. [Still small enough to fit easily in Nat & State Parks.] In 2010 we took a 4 month RV trip thru CA~NV~ID~MT~WY~NB~SD~UT. Meant to camp some and boondock some ~~BUT~~ ended up RV'ing most of the way [some WAY to fancy/$$ for our tastes and pocket. We really do need to actually 'camp' and learn to boondock.
That was our 1st 'long' trip. Go out a month or 2 at a time. Still need to 'BoonDock' more.

Skills & Expertise to Share

None to write home about.

maddog348's Pets

2 Small dogs. Charlie 18# terrierX Bella 10# Schau ? X both rescues about 6yrs.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Prefer 'dirt' camping than 'asphalt/cement' camping regardless of elec/water etc. Like to see trees and other natural settings. DO NOT need club houses ~ hot tubs ~ golf courses ~ etc.etc.

maddog348's Hometown

Bakersfield, Ca

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maddog348's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

27 feet long

2007 Itasca Sunova 26P ~ Class A ~ double slide. Tow a 2003 Toyota Rav4 [remco tranny pump]. Have made a number of changes to the inside of RV trying to 'lighten' the load. LOL [came with only 853# CCC] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Also do some tent camping in/with 2006 Toyota Tundra ~ Camp in this in Yosemite and KIngsCyn ~~ Really back to basics. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Newest addition for QUICK getaways. "FourWheelCamper" Pop-up truck camper on our 2006 Toyota Tundra.

maddog348's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts

maddog348 Has 1 Host Location

"Charlie's HideAway"

Bakersfield, CA, US
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September 2018

Great hosts

We had a great stay with Pam and Kate. Very generous people and great to hav a chat with. Thank you for having us.


February 2017

Bakersfield Feb 17

Stayed one night with these beautiful people. Our very first boondocks stay. Nothing to see in immediate area but a big tidy fenced in back yard for our dogs to stretch their legs. Easy, close to highway, smooth flat driveway. Felt like seeing old friends again. Late evening chocolates for our pillows! Hugs when we said goodnight. Hope to stay here again!
Dan, Shirley and girls