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Age: 55-65

Member since April 2012

Retired Married , Male .

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I like to hike anywhere but prefer warm dry climates, Arizona,Southern Utah New Mexico, etc also like to do river trips on the Green, San Juan, etc I am retired for six years now and travel and boondock mostly for app. 6 mo. per year. Have been married for 45 wonderful years to the same woman but travel alone due to wifes health. I travel in a truck camper on a 4x4 truck and make good use of it getting off the beaten path. Also back pack lots of areas, normally in the spring and fall as the weather is pleasant for me during those times.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Owned rental property for many years and can do most repairs but master of none.

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Favorite Boondocking Locations

I have traveled and boondocked in most of the locations in Texas New Mexico Arizona So. Utah Arizona ,California , etc most National Forest Nat Monuments mentioned in The Frugal Shunpikers Rv Travel Guide

Vagabond's Hometown

McDonough, GA

Vagabond's Guest Details

Vagabond's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

21 feet long

2010 GMC 2500 HD 4x4 crew cab with Fast Gun tie downs. Matched to a Travel Lite Hard sided truck camper with Oueen bed, 4cf Refrig and freezer, 3 burner stove, oven, sink microwave, radio, cd player, Full bath (tiny) and outside shower ,and radiant heat LED bulbs thru out and generator for backup. Carry a self bailing Inflatable Kayak with all gear and a hybrid bicycle and still have room for me. added 240 watts solar to roof and 100 watt portable with three agm battery bank! Also carry a Yamaha xt250 dual sport on front rack of truck. Have added 400 watts solar and 3 105ah AGM batteries!

Vagabond Has 1 Host Location

McDonough, GA

Mc Donough, GA, US
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Vagabond's References (13)

References from Guests (12)


June 2021

Pleasant, quiet, and safe stay

Pleasant, quiet and safe stay. Vagabond was a great host. Really enjoyed talking with him. He has a lot of great advice especially for first timers like ourselves! Felt very welcomed and safe!


June 2021

Suburb Stay

This spot was perfect, we wanted to stay somewhere before driving thru Atlanta and it was perfect. Not too far from the highway and the area to park was very spacious. The host gave us great tips for our trip out west, he is quite the traveler!


July 2019

Warm welcome

Amazing host. Appreciate all the hospitality and warm for our stay. Thank you!


May 2019

Perfect overnight stay

No words can express my gratefulness to Ray for providing us , my doggy and me
, safe and quiet place to sleep for the night . Ray was wonderful , very accommodating and very thoughtful. Some day I would like to come back if time allows and he has a space for us.


April 2019

Lovely people, quiet spot!

We had two lovely quiet nights here together with a couple from Australia. The hosts were super nice and we spent some time each night talking and sharing food. Their dog was all enthusiastic about the kids. The hosts (I mean, the Easter bunny) even surprised our toddler on Easter Day! He was so excited :-)
Thank you for the lovely time!


April 2019

A wonderful host

Our host was very accommodating and made us feel very welcome. He was a fount of knowledge on RVing locations and motorcycle trails. Great talking to him. Thank you for a quiet and safe place to stay during our trip to Atlanta!


April 2019

First time

A little strange going to someone’s house and parking in their backyard, but host made us feel very welcome. Offered to let us plug in electric, but didn’t have an adapter for extension cord. Based on good first experience would try this again.


July 2016

Very accommodating and helpful

I was lucky enough to meet Vagabond back in January while changing my truck camper batteries in a parking lot. I had never heard of Boondockers Welcome prior to meeting him, and am thankful he mentioned the site. After speaking for a few minutes in the parking lot about our respective truck camping experiences, Vagabond invited me to use his driveway to park my rig for a couple nights. It was a perfect opportunity to fix a few things around the camper and tidy up a bit, especially since a big rain storm was heading through the region and I didn't particularly want to be on the road. He even helped me drill a new mounting hole in my bike rack with his drill motor! Great guy, nice neighborhood. Beware, if you have a long rig you may drag on the driveway coming in and out.


September 2014

better late than never

My wife and I boondocked with Ray in Dec. 2012 and at the time I didn't know I could leave recommendations as I was new to the website. Oh well...I just want to say that Ray was a great host for our first trip using boondocking. We were warmly welcomed and I was amazed at how much he travels.

Ernie the Egg

April 2014

Nice place

Hosts were great.
They are planning a trip to Alaska so we spent about 3 hours checking out free camping and planning the root through BC and Yukon - land of the midnight sun.
Would recommend them to al lfellow Boondockers


January 2014

Excellent location - real nice folks

These people welcomed us into their house like old friends. A great location for our January (2014) return from the south. Nice level location with electricity, which was a blessing as it was cold and our propane furnace was acting up. He has been to a lot of interesting places and is the source of a lot of helpful hints on travel. His wife is also quite an interesting person and well versed in many areas. All in all - real nice folks. Hope they can visit us some day on their way north. If you have the type of rig that can negotiate the sharp uphill turn into their driveway I would recommend them as a great place to stay.


April 2012

Great Guy and Gal

This is a great guy that loves to travel in his truck camper and hike. He is a wonderful host, and just might show you his travel photos that belong on magazine covers - they are that good. Glad to call him a friend. I met him when I followed his rig until he stopped, and fortunately he did not think we were stalking him. So glad we met up because we enjoy both of them.

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June 2021

Quiet beautiful setting

We stayed at Vagabond’s for one night. Neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. Felt very safe. Host was very helpful and a wealth of knowledge. This was our maiden voyage into camper camping so we really appreciated the help and expertise he provided. Most of all his friendly and easygoing disposition. We really enjoyed our chat with him and would love to visit again in the future!