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Age: 65+

Member since May 2019

Retired National Safety Director

Ultra Host

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Do you know or have you hosted this user?

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 (33)

References from Guests (33)


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!


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.


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.


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.


March 2020

Convenient and friendly

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


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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


February 2020

Very good place

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.)


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.


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.


January 2020

Very welcoming

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


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.


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.



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.


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?