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OldSunshineFan

Age: 65+

Member since May 2019

Retired National Safety Director

Ultra Host

Active Guest

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Retired - single - love being at home as I traveled all the time while working.... that's about it.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Good listener, have many life experiences over the past "Many Centuries". Just ask lol

OldSunshineFan's Pets

Yes, two little yappers

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I love to boondock when traveling, mostly at or near auto race tracks.

OldSunshineFan's Hometown

Originally from Quincy, Ma..... moved to Fl (about 100 yrs ago) - live in Tampa, Fl

OldSunshineFan's Guest Details

OldSunshineFan's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

28 feet long

28' Toy Hauler

OldSunshineFan's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Needs to run a generator

OldSunshineFan Has 1 Host Location

Tampa Fl

Tampa, FL, US
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OldSunshineFan's References (75)

References from Guests (74)

DreamBusNY

September 2021

Can't ask for m

Very convenient place for Tampa visitors. Easy to access, all the hookups and a very nice host

Thank you again!
We hope we can visit again...


sjgwin

July 2021

Central Location, Wonderful Host

Such a great location for us and the family we were traveling with to park for a few days as we explore the possibility of relocating to the area. Our host was so kind and welcoming. Communication was consistent and clear. Would stay again!


luis1

June 2021

Great host !!

Great host, nice shade, clean and safe, also close to everything.


dlhartman

June 2021

Easy as Pie

We really enjoyed our two day stay with B. He was inviting, welcoming, and cordial. We spent some time swapping stories of health issues, military service, and work/career experiences. We will stay again when we get back to this area! Stay was quiet and peaceful. Thank you B!


BrendaMauch

June 2021

Great experience!

Host does everything he can to make your stay comfortable. Looking forward to staying here again!


RKBoonedockers

June 2021

What a Great stop, couldn't be more accommodating or convenient!!

We loved our time here. This location was close to everything, very nice host, whom we enjoyed our conversations with.we will be back!!!!!
Simply Fantastic!


jackandjackie22

May 2021

Our first boondocker experience

I knew by reading other reviews that Old Sunshine Fan was a friendly, accommodating person.
He held up to his reputation. My husband and I spent hours talking with him. It was like visiting an old friend. We will go back.


Kurt+Roci

May 2021

Great host, nice spot

This place is a great spot whether you are just passing through or wish to explore the area. Our host was such a nice and laid back guy and we're glad we briefly got to talk to him.


BrooksMobile

April 2021

Awesome Host

Bob is very kind and accommodating. We would highly recommend this place!


ScottW

April 2021

Great location. Great host.

Stayed for 3 nights. Really enjoyed evening chats with OldSunshineFan through his screened front porch, and the other guest joined in too. Great location close to freeway that provides access to everything. Took advantage of the available 30AMP and H2O for the small charge; great for hot temps to run A/C. Would definitely recommend OSF and would stay again.


Toybox

March 2021

Great

All went very well but we did not get to meet the host. Arrived in the evening and left early morning. Communication was very good and all needs were provided. Thanks again!


mrobbinscl

March 2021

Good

Very nice man talked to him sbout his travels and his recently decease dog
The ither dod is 14 snd acts like a puppy


Charlie-Lisa

March 2021

Sounds of the city.

Easy in, easy out. Lots of room. Convenient water and electric. Have lived out in the country the past 21 years, enjoyed the sounds of the city at night. A+ Host!


VicMirBergeron

March 2021

Refuge in the City

Bob was laid up from an operation. He was very kind and left us to our own devices. Water and electric was conveniently placed for on the side of the house and in his driveway.


Tallwalkers

March 2021

Delightful stay with a gracious host:)

This was a delightful visit with a generous and friendly host! We had a 30 amp and water hookup. Everything was perfect for us the entire stay. We enjoyed good conversation. He provided us with ample information, and directions, while we were there and on our way out.
This is a wonderful, gracious, and kind gentleman who is well loved by his neighbors.

Thank you for making us feel welcome. We hope to meet you again some day:)

The Tallwalkers


EricKristyn

March 2021

Convenient and Friendly

OldSunshineFan was the best. He's got a great sense of humor and was very accommodating. There's a very nice diner within walking distance and his location is centrally located. If you're pulling a trailer make sure that you follow the directions and come in the right way.


Robert+Janet

March 2021

Lovely spot, warm and friendly host

A perfect spot in the shade of some very old Oak trees. Host generously offered water and electric and as an RV'er himself, had excellent hookups. We kept our distance and despite a minor mishap (of our own making) everything went swimmingly. There was a constant hum from the nearby highway, and that quickly faded from our conciousness. The street is a bit narrow, but our 24' was absolutely fine. Highly recommend for a Tampa visit.


Getoutandstayout

March 2021

Welcoming Stay

From the moment we met Bob we knew it was a great choice. Our 24 foot RV fit perfectly and hook ups were perfect. Bob made us feel very comfortable and gave us the layout of the neighborhood. “historically significant” with craftsman style homes! We also have a 1917 “craftsman kit home” in Upstate NY! We’re very Thankful to be welcomed at Bob’s place😘 We hope to be back next year.


southwestjoy

February 2021

Wonderful 2 night stay with OSF

IS F was a gracious host and such a positive energy force and a delight to talk to. Nice level site includes hook ups and close to many attractions. We will definitely be back.


Mwbwagner

February 2021

A good stay

Nice, easygoing guy and a very accommodating host, and the location makes it easy to get around town. Thanks Oldsunshinefan!


carlton

February 2021

Well Satisfied!

Bob offers his driveway which is flat and fit our 23’ RV perfectly. He provided several ideas of “things to do” in the Tampa area. He is a very nice gentleman, offering water and electricity, if desired. We highly recommend this location.


TravlinGal

February 2021

A little but of SUNSHINE!

Our stay with SunshineBob was excellent! He was ready for us when we got there,
and even gave us an information sheet with references to food, grocery & entertainment/sightseeing things close by of interest! Bob and Muffin (his cute little sidekick) are VERY welcoming and friendly. The site is level, quiet and easy to get in and out of for our rig. It was such a pleasure to meet this gentleman and get to know him. We would absolutely stay here again! Thanks again Bob you're both thumbs up for us!!


Garry+Sue

February 2021

Great host and location!

The host was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed talking with OSF. Close to downtown and attractions. Would definitely go back again.


KimCroft

February 2021

Great Host

Old Sunshine Fan is a very accommodating host. He is kind, thoughtful and makes it effortless to stay there. The spot is exactly as described. Easy to get in & out. Location is convenient & safe. We're so glad we stayed. Would definitely book with him again.


CherylAllen22

February 2021

Splendid stay

Great central location for things to do in the Tampa area. Our host is very flexible and accommodating. We had no problems backing up over the small curb into his side yard where he provided power and water. There is some traffic noise from the freeway nearby but it didn’t keep us awake at night.


RVingTheCountry

January 2021

Always a great stay with this kind man!

We love staying with Bob! He is one kind and generous man. This is our second time visiting as we stayed here last year and it’s just as we remembered... an awesome place to stay when visiting Tampa. Thank you again Bob! We appreciate you more than you know.


marlagall

January 2021

Good spot for a Tampa stay

Great directions and communication from Host. Flat, level area next to house under large oak with no height restrictions. Had to back over a small street curb but no problem with our truck camper.
Great place to unhook and explore Tampa. Was a few blocks away from a freeway so some road noise.


newstatenomads

January 2021

Wonderful Location & Host

OldSunshineFan was super accommodating and provided a great spot for us to spend time in Tampa! Convenient location to downtown and the surrounding areas. Thanks again for having us!


Eric_RN

January 2021

Awesome Host

Great place to stop. We definitely appreciate OSF. 😁 Keep rocking on


julestoyou

January 2021

Friendly host and central location

The OldSunshineFan was generous friendly and flexible! We enjoyed our stay while exploring Tampa.


Wave_Wager

January 2021

Thanks for the stay!

We felt safe and secure tucked away in this spot. Plenty of space and OldSunshineFan was helpful in any way he could be. We would come stay here again.


Moehess

January 2021

Very good host OSF is a great guy.

Super spot for a few days in Tampa. Close to everything. Really enjoyed talking with the SUNSHINEFAN. Very good 30 amp and water in two different locations. Nice SAFE area.

Hope we can stay again sometime soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS FOR BEING A BOONDOCKERS HOST


highvoltage

January 2021

Great Host

Thanks for your flexibility and hospitality. We enjoyed our short stay at your place.


HandsOnFire

January 2021

Bob is great

Super friendly and really easy going, I'd highly recommend staying with Bob.


Sgraad2019

January 2021

Will stay again!

Great stay with a great host - highly recommend!


handn01

January 2021

Great host

Our first in town Boondockers Welcome visit.
Our host was friendly and informative and offers a very nice set up..
There are some good eateries nearby. We especially recommend Hampton Pizza.
It’s a quick walk over the river to a park and 10 minute drive to a terrific dog park.


DoubleKRanch

December 2020

Recommended

The host was very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed visiting with him.
The site was beautiful, shaded by 2 very old, large oak trees.
Great location.


GingerBrit

December 2020

Always a great stay

This was our second time stay at OSFs place! We ended up arriving a day later and staying a day later but we stayed in good communication with OSF and he was very accommodating to our schedule change (due to weather). Great spot to stay if you are visiting Tampa!


GingerBrit

December 2020

Wonderful visit

OSF was a kind host and very accommodating! Make sure to follow his directions on how to get into the parking spot since we tried a more jack knife approach to backing in and ended up cracking our back window of our tow vehicle (still newbies at this). We had a lot of fun at Busch Gardens very close by. I went for a few runs and the area seemed fairly safe- no problems there :) Thanks again OSF! We hope to visit again soon


Pughpm

December 2020

Super gentleman

Old Sunshine is very kind and generous, knowledgeable about the area and made lots of suggestions. His coaching to get me parked was excellent. Just follow his directions! He offers 30A and water. I recommend looking at Google maps and approach his house heading WEST.


bobnsusan23

October 2020

Easily accessible ,close to highway and all that Tampa has to offer.

There was room for our motorhome ,car trailer with room to park the car behind.
Old sunshine fan included excellent directions as well as had a neighbor help us as well as inform on history of the neighborhood. A perfect stay and would enjoy a return visit.
Bob N Susan


Mfinsness

October 2020

Very responsive, kind host!

Safe, comfortable stay in Tampa. Host could not of been more hospitable! Beautiful spot under big old oak trees!


ContinuousWanderlust

September 2020

Great stay

We stayed here 2 nights, very easy in and out on side yard. Level parking. Even though we did not have a chance to meet OldSunshineFan, he was very accommodating and quick to communicate.


Sailmiami

May 2020

Great experience

This was a great experience Boondocking in the city on the side of a house under two beautiful big oaks. The host is a very nice gracious easy-going guy that makes you feel welcome. Would love to stay again.


spoonsinger

March 2020

Quiet Neighborhood

Nice, quiet neighborhood with a wonderful host! Spent some good times singing for him on the front porch and had some great conversations. He greeted me with a list of local attractions and other information. I hope to return and stay in Tampa again! I felt safe and secure.


Mathyssen

March 2020

Convenient and friendly

Thanks B for the conversation, the company and helpful info sheet. We appreciate you!


shocontinental

March 2020

Hidden Gem

Nice spot with easy in and out! 30 amp is fantastic for when the weather is hot. Close to highway and local attractions. Super friendly host.


mark.orlando

March 2020

A wonderful host!

OldSunshineFan was a wonderful host indeed. He was very quick to respond, wonderfully kind in his communication, and extremely generous to make his property available.

This was our first experience with Boondockers Welcome, and it was incredibly welcoming for sure.

We didn't actually get a chance to meet OSF, but we hope to on future visits to Tampa.

Thank you so much OSF!


lunaandtheseekers

March 2020

City Spot!

We loved this spot for several reasons... the host was very nice and visited on the porch a bit. The location is in the city and close to everything you could want, including awesome food options. And the site was shaded with the most beautiful trees!
Will definitely visit again if in the area!


Studio396

March 2020

Safe location and friendly hosts

Easy access and a safe location. Our host was friendly and we had a few great conversations. The offer of power and water was much appreciated and we would stay there again without hesitation.


TickleRose

February 2020

One block from I 75

The host is very gracious and loves to share stories. The stay was delightful. 10 min north of downtown Tampa and a stone’s throw from I 75, good location.


woodfrey

February 2020

Backyard comfort.

We truly enjoyed our stay with OSF! We sat and talked several times during our stay and met his little dogs. The accommodations were fantastic and the site was shady and comfortable. We hope to meet again someday!


bkjwood

February 2020

Short and sweet!

We were only able to stay one night, but it was very pleasant. Host was VERY gracious....even provided free electricity! Would definitely stay again when in the area!


SecondWind

February 2020

Nice spot

He put his truck in the yard to let us use his driveway. Really went out of his way to make it easy for us.
Very enjoyable stay at his convenient location.


jacomijn

February 2020

Great host, great stay!

We are so thankful that OldsunshineFan hosted us. A great place to stay and a very nice host. We wish him happy travels! Thank you so much!


Kriskris87

February 2020

A very kind, helpful host!

Our host was absolutely wonderful! He was helpful, so easy going, and gave us information about local attractions and food. He was great. Thank you again!


CapandDodie

February 2020

A Unique Urban Boondocker Location

Nestled in a historic Tampa neighborhood and close to area attractions and Gulf Coast beaches. Very gracious host who provided a spacious spot in his side yard. Loved chatting with him on the front porch. Hope to visit again when in the area.


Goodguy

February 2020

Very nice

I enjoyed my stay with OldSunshineFan. Shortly after I arrived, he invited me to sit on his front porch with him and gave me a list of local activities. Then we talked about a variety of topics for awhile. When I finally went back to my van I was pleasantly surprised to see that 4 hours had gone by! If I’m ever in the Tampa area again, I would definitely request this spot again.


Meataroundtheworld

February 2020

Urban camping at OSF’s four corners

We had a wonderful time staying at OSF’s location in Tampa. Our host was easygoing and very kind. As full time Overlanders, we really felt like we were on vacation! We took numerous day trips to the coast and looked forward each evening to great conversations with Bob upon our return! The sun was always shining, we got to play in the sand, fish and grill on the beach! Thank you OSF for making these 3 happy campers happy! We hope we can swing by again soon!


gdreiter

February 2020

Great Backyard Spot

What a great place to spend a few days. Easy to get to, spacious shady spot and Bob met us when we arrived with a smile, words of welcome, and even an informational sheet to help us locate restaurants, shops and so much more! Our host was so gracious and accommodating and we certainly enjoyed our stay.


Ddwellwood

February 2020

Great place, great host

What a great place to stay right in Tampa. Plenty of space in the side yard. Bob was a great host that made us feel most welcome. If we are back in the area we will most definitely stay here again.


Evain

February 2020

Very good place

It is a wonderful place. Nice quiet and our host is very friendly. We stay one more night.


repeat

February 2020

Comfortable spot!

OSF had a great spot for our van. We had a pit stop as we moved through FL. Comfortable spot with plenty of room. OSF was welcoming.


Jimbob

January 2020

Great to visit with my good friend OldSunshineFan again!

I so much appreciate the hospitality and conversation with my generous host. Everything about my stay was perfect for me again. I highly recommend this host site and I will surely request another stay when I return to Florida! Thanks again


movewithamessage

January 2020

A fan of Old Sunshine in Tampa!

Very gracious host! Convenient urban boondocking location. Able to plug into 30A power with water available. Close to the freeway...just a little freeway noise...but I run a small fan at night and slept great.


justinandjuby

January 2020

Awesome Tampa Location

Bob is the man! We had a blast at this location being so close to Tampa and St. Pete. OldSunshineFan was a really welcoming character and it was a pleasure to meet him. Thanks a ton for hosting our family and would certainly suggest this location.


Changed_Lanes

January 2020

Close to downtown Tampa

The host is very welcoming and kind. It is conveniently located for all things Tampa (we were there for the gigantic RV show). We felt comfortable with the neighborhood. (FYI, this space sits less than a small city block away from and under a major interstate freeway (i275) that is very well traveled 24/7, so there is traffic noice.)


Lisette_Steve

January 2020

Nice Host

This was our second time with this host. Very welcoming, lots of space in his yard.
Thanks you for your hospitality.


RVingTheCountry

January 2020

Great Host! Great Stay! Cute pups!

Loved our stay with OldSunshineFan!
The lot next to the house is very spacious. My dog absolutely loved it back there as we were able to play fetch at night. The host is very kind and accommodating. Above and beyond with hospitality, even leaving us with parting gifts. DUKE loved the treats. Definitely recommend and if we ever get back in the area we only hope we can stay again. Thanks Sir, for a great week.


Lisette_Steve

January 2020

Very welcoming

OldSunshineFan is a great host. Lots of space in his yard. Offered his water and electricity. Very quiet neighborhood.


Jimbob

January 2020

Just like home

OldSunshineFan is a very gracious and accommodating host. The atmosphere is like visiting with a long-time old friend - great conversations! I highly recommend this spacious host site in a well established neighborhood that reminds me of home. I'm very appreciative of my stay at this site.


Chez_Sylvie_et_Francois

December 2019

Very good

Very good Welcome from my host. it is very nice person to talk with and everything is clean and well leveled. I haf good information to go to different places around from him.

I thank you for everything.

Sylvie


LyonsDen

December 2019

Informative and delightful

This was my very first Boondocking experience. I’ve only owned my RV for a few months and I just drove down from the northeast as a snowbird, for my maiden voyage. I’m working in FL for the winter as well as vacationing. Old SunshineFan greeted me upon arrival, helped me back in to my spot under a gorgeous 200 yr old live oak and provided me with valuable local knowledge. For an urban setting, this location was very doable. Easy access from I-4 and I 275, within walking distance to a great little diner, liquor store, convenience store. It was quiet and pleasant. I would definitely return and recommend this little spot in Tampa.


shocontinental

May 2019

10 minutes from Busch Gardens

Bob met us and gave a helpful list of area restaurants, directions to Busch Gardens, and local hospitals. Luckily we didn’t need any hospitals during our stay. The neighborhood was quiet. Bob has a 30 amp plug and water available. What more could any weary traveler need?


Personal References (1)

CasitaGoSouth

January 2021

Old Sunshine Fan is not able to Reply to Message's on this web site. He's locked out for some reason

If the owner of this web site see's this, could you please assist OSF. I dropped by his house today. Transmission in my truck went out on the way down to OSF place. I picked up a rental car while truck is being fixed. Staying in a room in Tampa. I'm glad I dropped by his house after going to the Tampa RV show today. Also his calendar is not correct. He has no request ongoing for stay's. S.O.S. S.O.S.