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Age: 65+

Member since September 2019

Retired software engineer with strong intrest in Astrophotography

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From SoCal and retired to the dark skies of SW New Mexico in 2008. I have a class C that I take to Idaho each summer. My house is on 10 acres which keeps me busy year round! When I can I ride my BMW R1200RT which is my other love. If we have a good night I will setup a telescope for viewing, all you have to do is twist my little finger ;-)

Skills & Expertise to Share

As an engineer I like to do my own maintenance on my CR-V (toad), Coachman RV, and my motorcycle. Have a small shop and large garage where I house my toys (MH, motorcycle, UTV, ...). My 10 acres keep me busy year round.

Bob88061's Pets

Coco a 15 lb bundle of energy and love. Our new addition Midnight is a Lab also a bundle of love. Of course they are always with me

Favorite Boondocking Locations

National Forrest, BLM

Bob88061's Hometown

Silver City, NM --- 80 miles North of Mexico (you can see mountains in Mexico from our front yard) and 25 miles East of the AZ border (you can see Mt Graham in AZ some 90 miles East of us).


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Bob88061's Guest Details

Bob88061's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

28 feet long

1997 Coachman. An oldie but goody. Toad is 2013 Honda CR-V

Bob88061's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Needs to run a generator

Bob88061 Has 1 Host Location

CdV on the hill

Silver City, NM, US
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Bob88061's References (46)

References from Hosts (2)


September 2020

Very Friendly

We found Bob88061 had very interesting stories. We wish we would have had more time to visit. We are excited to boondock on at his site sometime.


August 2020

Again anytime...

Bob was a pleasant guest. We would welcome him back anytime.

References from Guests (43)


September 2021

Great Experience!

Another great time at CDV On The Hill!
Bob is gracious and interesting host.
We highly recommend CDV On TheHill!


June 2021

Generosity Abounds

This is an absolutely beautiful location. This was my 2nd time visiting. The host goes above and beyond in kindness and generosity. Very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Accommodations are perfect!


June 2021


Bob88061 is simply a joy. I feel extremely blessed to have spent the night here. He is exceptionally accommodating and made me feel welcome. The view is spectacular and the weather is perfect. I will contact again as I travel the amazing state of New Mexico.


June 2021

Always Welcoming!

This host is informative, entertaining and kind. We love stopping here as much for the scenery as the host! A bit of a drive down his road but WELL worth it! We will stay here anytime we are in the area😀 Glad you finally enjoyed your salmon and corn!


June 2021

A Magical Stay

Bob8061 is a wonderful human being who made our stay a great experience. We enjoyed his pleasant company, RV Life advice, and great assistance with setup, etc. Thank you CdV on the hill!


June 2021

Amazing views

Glorious property and gracious host for the night. The climb up his driveway is not for the faint of heart and would be cautious if driving a larger RV or bumper pull. Great conversation and fascinating information on area and Bob’s amazing observatory.


May 2021

Above and beyond

Bob88061 was a wonderful host with a level space (once you get to the top). Fantastic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Since I work on the road, he was kind enough to share wifi. I got so much accomplished! We were treated to information about the natural history of the area and learned a lot about solar power. We loved being able to share a meal and swap stories.


May 2021

Great host

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, Bob88061 is a charming and generous host. He went out of his way to make sure that I felt welcome at his beautiful home


May 2021

Special place!!

Scenic setting with grand New Mexico vistas. Welcoming host provided all the amenities we could want. Great place to stay and enjoy all that the Silver City area offers. Highly recommend and hope to return.


May 2021

Outrageously Wonderful, Wonderful!!!

Words do not do justice to adequately describe Bob88061’s hospitality, location, helpfulness, knowledge, generosity and a man of unparalleled kindness, just to name a few of his attributes.
To say I am Heartfelt Grateful for this experience is an understatement!!!
Highly recommend this Treasured location and Bob88061 a superb human being🤗🤗🤗


April 2021


This host IS the Most Interesting Man in the World! What a fantastic place to boondock! Views, quiet, water, 30A, flat and the host is absolutely amazing!


April 2021

Fantastic stay, fantastic host!

Fantastic stay, fantastic host!

Really enjoyed my time here… Very cool property up on a hill with awesome night sky views. My host was very warm and welcoming, and we shared a lot of great conversation. Would certainly stay here again one in the area!


January 2021

Really nice host

Beautiful home in the top of the hill with amazing views. Really nice host really accommodating, was kind enough to pull out his telescope so we could see the stars. Would definitely recommend


December 2020

Amazing views

The host was so helpful and gave great tips and advice for visiting the area. He was very kind and made it a special experience for us. The sunsets and sunrises at this place are gorgeous. We loved our time here. Thank you!!


December 2020


He was such a gracious, hospitable & generous host, sharing his electricity & even cans of tomatoes I needed for our dinner! He was kind & good with our kids too, even providing hot cocoa & a tour of his Christmas town. We enjoyed our visits & seeing the stars with his vast knowledge of astronomy. The views are amazing from his hill. We had a wonderful experience & we’d love to see him again!


December 2020

Amazing views!!

Our host was one of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet, and his property is perfectly situated on a hilltop for both sunrise and incredible sunset views. We highly recommend CdV on the Hill and look forward to stopping here again in the future.


December 2020

A Wonderful Host!

The host greeted me upon arrival and assisted me with getting set up for the night. He could not have been more hospitable. He gave me a tour of his property and the mountains that surround it. His property is breathtaking! It suits him well! I hope to return!


November 2020

Super stay, great host!

Bob was a most gracious host; we enjoyed our two night stay. Enjoyed walks around his lovely neighborhood, and the awesome views, sunsets, and sunrises will always be remembered. Would nightly recommend stopping in for a visit.


November 2020

Lovely man in a lovely place

His setup at his house on the hill is perfect - everything a boon docker could want, including friendly and engaging conversation. Fascinating fellow.


November 2020

On the hill

Beautiful stay on the top of a hill with an awesome view. Great sunrise and sunset! Great host(along with Coco & Midnight). Beautiful drive to Gila Cliff Dwellings. Will definitely revisit when in the area... Thank you again!


October 2020

Gracious host!

We very much enjoyed our stay! Restful, relaxing area with a very kind and pleasant host. He made us feel welcome the minute we arrived. Thank you for everything!


September 2020

Great View

This is a wonderful place to stay with a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. The host is very helpful and willing to share his knowledge of the area.


July 2020

Wonderful host! Spectacular views!

Our host was very nice, helpful and welcoming. We had a great time talking about traveling, family and shared a sunset. The stars were amazing and the views spectacular. Our host had great suggestions on what to see and do and the best way to get there. Would definitely come back!


June 2020

Great Location and Host

Bob was extremely gracious and hospitable. Very generous allowing us to use both a 30amp hook up and his water. Views were incredible and at one point we could see nearly 100 miles to the South which were the mountains in Mexico. I look forward to staying again in the future if Bob will have us back. Night time star gazing was unbelievable. Thank you for sharing your lovely space with us.


June 2020

Beautiful property, great RV site, wonderful host

'CdV on the Hill' is a beautiful property with expansive views from a magnificent hilltop setting. Easily accessible from the state highway. The RV site was ideal for us, has a strong cell signal. Historic Silver City is only a few miles away. It has an eclectic art community and plenty of services, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Bob is a kind, generous and accomodating host. Highly recommend staying here if you are in the area.


May 2020

Silver city

Second time here. Absolutely perfect. I am very grateful to Bob. He is the only game in town


May 2020

Easygoing and informative

Bob is really a nice guy. He has a lot of toys and a lot of experiences and a lot of things to talk about which make the time here very interesting. Also he offers free electricity and water.


May 2020

Reach out and touch the stars

We a wonderful visit we had with this host. Spot is beautiful with a view of the surrounding mountain ranges and spectacular sunsets. Enough star gazing to blow your mind.
We really enjoyed chatting with the host and hearing his stories.


April 2020

Amazing host and views

Can’t say enough good about the host: he’s an interesting Astro photographer who has extraordinary telescopes for an amateur. More importantly he’s quite friendly and a great conversationalist!
And you have Unobstructed views of various mountain ranges.


March 2020

Setting the bar on hospitality with mountain views

Our hosts really do set the bar on hospitality. From the moment we arrived, they were helping us in every way they could to make sure we were well situated and comfortable. They educated us on the surrounding mountain ranges and provided information on local attractions and history. We enjoyed their willingness to share their vast knowledge and enthusiasm on the native vegetation and wildlife thoughout our stay. As it worked out, we were able to extend our stay and we're so grateful that we did. The sunrises and sunsets are fantastic. We will definitely be back!


March 2020

Wow! Beautiful place and so quiet!

I really loved so much my stay at Bob’s place on the hill. Beautiful view! And Bob is such a nice host! Thanks again for everything! I look forward to come back if I come in the area again.


March 2020

Beautiful Views

I enjoyed my stay very much! Bob showed me the natural features, mountain ranges, etc. nearby and made recommendations (excellent) for a route to the Gile Cliff Dwellings. Close to Silver City, which is well worth the visit. The parking and electric hookup was easy and it was super quiet at night. Gorgeous location, super hosts!


March 2020

A great host and very accomodating!

Bob is a sweet guy that has a great house on a hill with expansive views. He was very accomodating with whatever we needed. We highly recommend staying with Bob. A good location to check out the area and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. The sunsets were amazing and the night sky was beautiful. He may even show you his awesome telescope!


March 2020

Bob is a very friendly host and the site is wonderful

We appreciate all the facilities and for our first time as a guest of Boondockers Welcome, this was a great place to be. Bob have respond to all ours needs, so I would recommand this place anytime.

Sorry for my English, I’m a French Canadian

Judy and Larry

February 2020

Great views...Great host

Bob was super friendly and full of information about the area. Level gravel easy. He was very interesting to talk with and had a lot of pride in what he's done at his home. It was a pleasure to meet Bob


February 2020


Beautiful location! The weather didn't cooperate, but would have fantastic sunsets. Bob was a kind and gracious host!


February 2020

Butiful quite place.

Bob welcomed us very nicely, invited us to his house. We like the same hobbies so we had a lot to speak about. Bob doing very interesting things and we injoyed his explanations. Thank you Bob, we hope to meet some time again.


February 2020

Wonderful stay

We’re grateful to Bob for his graceful hospitality. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Beautiful location. Can see 80 miles into Mexico. Incredible sunset. We hope to stay again when we’re back in New Mexico. Thanks, Bob.


January 2020

Beautiful views!

Very friendly host, beautiful location, scenic neighbourhood, so much fun to explore. We really enjoyed our time at this location. Lots of beautiful scenery and many choices for hiking. Bob's description was spot-on, the paved drive is steep and curvy, but our truck and 30 foot trailer managed just fine. Turning at the top was a little tight but workable. I wouldn't want to do it with anything longer! Bob was helpful identifying places to check out.


January 2020

Gracious Host

Bob was a gracious host and has a great site


January 2020


This is a great home base for anyone wanting to visit the gila cliff dwellings and catwalk. Bob and Elaine are great hosts. Bob is very knowledgeable of the area. Thank you for this great spot! I would recommend this spot to anyone wanting to visit this area.


January 2020

Mountain view

Our host has a beautiful home , the view is spectacular! Very nice people with a lot of knowledge about the area. Would definitely recommend staying there.

Johan and Loes

December 2019

Many thanks!

We are boondocking for a few years and visited more then 100 places. This place is absolutely in our top 3. The location is wonderful but Bob is also a great host! With him we did stargazing and had nice talkings. Get tools for a repair on my RV. Deep respect how he take care of his lovely wife. So glad that we me them!

God bless you both!

Johan and Loes, The Dutch guys

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May 2021

A Terrific Host in a Fantastic Location

We actually weren't able to stay with Bob, but we did meet him and he was a quality guy with an incredible property. He was very helpful and hospitable and the fact that we weren't actually able to stay (our fault) will rank among the saddest parts of our trip. I HIGHLY recommend this host!