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Age: 55-65

Member since June 2019

Two Former Engineers Roaming the North American Continent

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Larry and I (Laura) are former telecommunications engineers and managers who worked for large Fortune 500 companies, raised our three adult sons, and have since retired, sold our sticks-and-bricks home in Metro San Diego and bought a 5th wheel to explore the North American Continent!! We love to hike, bike, swim, boogie-board, read, boat, kayak, and train our two dogs … one of which is a bird-hunting German Shorthair Pointer, and the other is a Hiker (or other lost human) Search and Rescue German Shepherd. Laura's other hobbies include sewing, gardening (University of California Cooperative Extension Certified Master Gardener), gourd arts, basket weaving, and both Larry and Laura are involved in volunteering for non-profit educational organizations/activities on a regular basis.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Master Gardener
Telecommunications Engineers
Antenna Designer
Computer Scientist
Registered/Licensed Cosmetologist

lauramalter's Pets

Yes, two very, very well trained dogs - one of which is a 4 year old bird-hunting German Shorthair Pointer, and the other is a 4 year old Hiker (or other lost human) Search and Rescue German Shepherd with over 700 hours of documented training.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We're just getting started at this, so we don't have a large library of experiences to draw from, but I know that we will treasure, value and appreciate somewhere warm and welcoming, with room to run the dogs!

lauramalter's Hometown

Previously (for over 30 years) we lived in Encinitas, California, but recently we've moved and our new home is South Dakota; however, we "snowbird" (in the winter), or "river-rat" (in the summer) a few months of the year on the Colorado River just north of Yuma, Arizona, near Imperial Dam.


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lauramalter's Guest Details

lauramalter's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

35 feet long

2019 Montana 3120RL Anniversary Edition, New and in prime condition Tow Vehicle is a 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually Long Bed, New and in prime condition

lauramalter's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

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July 2019

Great Guests

Very nice couple very clean rig. We wish them the best of luck traveling. We would definitely recommend lauramalter to any Boondocker.