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Age: 65+

Member since May 2019

A friendly retired Canadian enjoying the adventure of travelling North America

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A retired entrepreneur who recently returned to Canada having lived in the Philippines for 20+ years where my wife and I had a small Beach Resort on a somewhat remote island (Camiguin Island) that I built and opened in 1998 and we managed it together for 19 years. Prior to my years in the Philippines I had a number of businesses in the Kelowna area of the Okanagan Valley, a Mechanical Contracting business, a Boat Trailer Manufacturing business, a 5 1/2 Acre Campground and RV Park on Kalamalka Lake.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I completed a 4 yr apprenticeship in Sheet Metal in Calgary (S.A.I.T.)
I completed a 4 yr apprenticeship in Refrigeration & Airconditioning in Kelowna (B.C.I.T.)
I have a lot of experience in setting up and managing a business (Various Business types)
In the Philippines my wife is a Licensed Registered Real Estate Broker, she had her own small Realty Firm
We both very much enjoy Classic Car Shows and going to Flea Markets & Yard Sales
One of our favorite laid back spots is Boondocking in the Desert near Quartzsite AZ.
One of our Favorite busy Cities is Las Vegas, always have great Shows and we enjoy 'people watching' around the Strip.

Tomsol49's Pets

Presently we do not have any pets, although in the past 14 yrs we have had 2 German Shepard's that were great dogs and very much loved by both of us.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Quartzsite Arizona

Tomsol49's Hometown

Born in Toronto High School and S.A.I.T. in Calgary Lived in the Okanagan between Oyama, Winfield , Kelowna & Westbank for 20+ years Presently living in our Motor Home in Surrey when not travelling to see much of Canada and USA with regular trips back to the Philippines to visit with my Wife's Family and with our friends on Camiguin Island


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Tomsol49's Guest Details

Tomsol49's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

30 feet long


Tomsol49's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Tomsol49's References (11)

References from Hosts (11)


March 2021

Good company

Freindly and responsible folks. Would be welcome back.


January 2020

All good

Weren't able to meet them other than via internet and my security cameras. But all went well and they are welcome back anytime.

G & A


January 2020

Interesting couple

We enjoyed visiting with Tom and Bida. They were interested in learning about our culture, which we love to share. They are welcome back anytime.


December 2019

Great guests

Very interesting couple to talk to
Welcomed back anytime


November 2019

Great guest

Tom and Bida were wonderful guest, friendly, appreciative. They are welcome to come back anytime.
Butch & Judy


November 2019

Good Boondockers

Great Guest. Happy to host again :-)

Tim and Dot

October 2019

Thank you

Tom and his wife stopped to visit. Tim and I had a great conversation with them, only to realize that it was Tim's last. Tom and his wife helped me and comforted me in my time of need. Remarkable people. I will always treasure what you did for me. They are genuinely nice and down to earth people.


August 2019

Friendly couple

Had chance to hear about there travels, was very informative. Quite , hardly even knew they were here.


August 2019

Friendly Quiet Guests

Tom and Bida were wonderful guests...friendly and very quiet...if not for seeing their rig in our yard, we wouldn't have known they were there! They were very respectful of our property and kept their site very tidy.

They are welcome to come back for a visit any time. We wish them safe travels.


August 2019

Tom and Be were a great couple

It was nice to meet Tom and Be. They are a very nice couple and I would invite them back anytime they are passing through Ottawa. I hope to meet up with them this winter as I head south to get away from the snow. Nice to meet other boondockers that enjoy the same things as I do.



June 2019

Nice people. Easy to get along with. Easy to please.

Not fussy about being perfectly level or perfectly quiet (highway noise). Tow vehicle hooks up and unhooks real easy and does not have to be flat like some tow bars.