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Age: 55-65

Member since February 2019

New Traveling Retirees

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My wife and I are both 59 year old retirees. She retired from teaching high school German, and I am a retired firefighter. We both logged more that 30 years, each, in public service. We have 3 grown, newly college graduated children. Their careers are nurse, teacher and future police officer. We are just getting started traveling. My traveling bucket list is touring North America in an RV I built from a small cargo trailer. My hope is to be traveling more than I am home. Her traveling bucket list is to visit all the continents. We love hiking and biking and meeting new people and communities. Off season travel is our favorite.

Skills & Expertise to Share

My wife speaks German and French, and I am fairly handy with DIY projects.

ctheckman's Pets

We have a cat named Sunshine, but she does not travel with us. We leave her at home in the capable hands of our son.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We will have to update this later as we have not done any.

ctheckman's Hometown

Indianapolis, IN

ctheckman's Guest Details

ctheckman's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

16 feet long

I tow a 14' V nosed cargo trailer that I converted to an RV. My tow vehicle is a 2015 Ram 1500 crew cab.

ctheckman's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers an electric hookup

ctheckman's References (9)

References from Hosts (9)


March 2021

First quest success

They are very nice & would welcome them again!


March 2020

Nice Enjoyable Couple

Ctheckman stayed on one of my RV sites for short stay. While the time was short I enjoyed wha,t conversation time we had. They are welcome back when ever they wish to return.


February 2020

Great guests

Thoroughly enjoyed hosting and visiting with these great folks!

GA Gypsies

February 2020

From Guests to Friends

We have often said that we have never met a Boondockers Welcome guest or host that we didn't like. Also, we have said, "Having a BW guest stay with you is the next best thing to being on the road.'

Every BW guest we have hosted has been a delight to host, but occasionally you get an off the chart fantastic guest. You know, the kind of couple that you become instant friends with and you feel like you have known each other forever.

Cthckman were those kind of guests. What a wonderful, delightful fun couple to be around. We are so happy they came back for a second stay.

Certainly by all means we wholeheartedly recommend Ctheckman. They are the most kind, considerate, generous and zany guests you could hope to host.


February 2020


We recommend this user, good communication, nice folks.


May 2019

Nice friendly couple

Didn't even know they were here they were so quiet, till morning and I am glad I got to meet them. So nice and cheerful even though they had truck trouble the day before causing them to arrive late. Would host them again any time.


May 2019

Elam Team

T & C were very considerate and a sweet couple to boot. While there stay was short, our brief conversations were very engaging. Highly recommend this couple as great guests and hope to see them again soon.

Bob McComb

March 2019

Great guest

Great guest, would welcome back anytime.

GA Gypsies

March 2019

Please come back!

Ctheckman were the best. We really enjoyed sitting around the campfire with them last night. A delightful couple.  Ctheckman has made an incredible camper out of a cargo trailer. Very nicely done. This couple is welcome back here anytime. We wish they could have stayed for more than one night. Hopefully our paths will cross again someday out there on our great highways and byways.  Thank you for your service as a fireman.