Age: 55-65

Member since January 2014

Semi-retired NASA aerospace engineer

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Still work part-time, but trying to not let that interfere with traveling too much. Involved with Disaster Relief ministry (see below). Wife is retired Special Education teacher's assistant. Both of us enjoyed many years leading our church's Special Education ministry. Being able to travel and experience this amazing world makes us realize how blessed we are.

With natural disasters occurring more frequently it seems, I would like to encourage all of my Boondockers Welcome friends, especially those that are retired, to get involved with a volunteer organization to help with disaster relief or some other kind of community help. Being mobile and self-sufficient we can be a great help to communities suffering from natural or other disasters. We are involved with our church denomination's disaster relief ministry and have helped in numerous flood disasters over the years. It is best to have some training and credentials to help in a disaster area, but there are ways non-trained volunteers are able to help. Those of us that can afford the RV lifestyle have been blessed and we should give back to help those in need. So check with your church or faith based organization (Samaritans Purse, Operation Blessing, ...), the Red Cross, Team Rubicon (active and non-active military), Habitat for Humanity..... The list goes on and on. And there are great needs for non-construction areas as well: administration, food prep and deliver, child care, gophers (to pick up and deliver stuff), etc. There is a job for any skill or even those that feel they have no skills. Don’t get discouraged when you try to volunteer because sometimes the help organizations are not as “organized” as they could or should be. Be understanding and flexible. This isn’t in the Bible but it is good advice: Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. I apologize if I sound preachy here but there are so many that really need our help and we can help them. I can guarantee that you will be blessed as well; we always have been.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I have pretty good mechanic and DIY skills; but not a Pro.

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Favorite Boondocking Locations

Campgrounds in a natural setting are what we prefer. Traveled out west in 2017 and 2019. Hit many National Parks & Sites and all were great: Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Great Basin, Capitol Reef, Arches, Little Big Horn, Badlands, Pipestone, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Natural Bridges, Canyonlands, Death Valley, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Pinacles...
Our travels in the east have been great too: Acadia National Park (ME), White Mountains (NH), Adirondacks (NY), Grayson Highland State Park (with wild ponies, VA) come to mind.

PeteRT's Hometown

Hampton, VA

PeteRT's Guest Details

PeteRT's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

20 feet long

We have had a 2006 Roadtrek Class B van for 10 years now. I use it as my daily driver to work and around town. I have made many mods and upgrades, with a list of more I would like to do. We like the flexibility it gives in traveling and boondocking.

PeteRT Has 1 Host Location

PeteRT's Host Location

Hampton, VA, US
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PeteRT's References (31)

References from Hosts (7)


June 2021

Wonderful Boondockers

Quiet, courteous, and respectful. We enjoyed being their host. Looking forward to our paths crossing again one day.


June 2021

Quiet and Great Communication

Would host them again in a heartbeat!


February 2021

Pleasant guests!

Come back anytime


February 2018

2nd Timer

After hosting many boondockers we have found all of our guest to be interesting and enjoyable....
Pete and Letty have become our friends that we will know for a long time to come.
They have hosted boondockers who have traveled from their place to ours, and visa versa. The "French Family", comes to mind. Any host will be pleased to meet Pete and Letty.


January 2018

Fun Folks!

Pete and Letty are warm and friendly. We truly enjoyed their Spirit and zest for life. We hope to see them again soon!


February 2014

Great guests

Welcome here anytime in St. Augustine. Very considerate couple.


February 2014


We enjoyed having Pete and Letty as our Boondocker Welcome Guest....They were:
Easy to get along with
Very considerate
Sharing and Fun
We highly recommend these fellow Boondockers, now friends, to future host....

References from Guests (24)


September 2021

Nice quiet area

Great hosts on a dead end street, no traffic. Nice base to explore the area. Offered 110 power and water. We would stay again


July 2021

Perfect host.

Such an enjoyable stop on our journey south.


June 2021

Great host

Pete was quick to respond and easy to communicate with, as well as nice to talk to. I hade a very positive experience and their place is quiet and peaceful. I would recommend.


June 2021

Great host

Had a nice quiet night. Pete is very accommodating and Pleasant to talk with. Would recommend his place.


May 2021

A friendly host and a peaceful night

After recommending the perfect local spot for a low-key seafood dinner, Pete met us in the driveway of his home and made sure we were all set for the night. The neighborhood is quiet and residential, with big, beautiful trees. We had a peaceful night’s sleep and left early the next morning. Thanks, Pete! Come see us in Maine!


April 2021

Very nice stay

Pete was very accommodating. We had a very good stay in a quite neighborhood. We highly recommended.


November 2020

Great hosts

Nice location. Hosts were very kind and pleasant. As a newbie the host reminded me to bring in my awning when the wind picked up. I would definitely stay At thei home again.


October 2020

Great People

Pete & Letty- were fabulous hosts. Very helpful, safe and kind. They checked us in after dark and gave us a warm welcome. Would love to see them come out to Oregon someday.Best- Kevin & Julie


August 2019

Quiet restful night in Historic Hampton

This was our first stop after being on Cape Hatteras for a week. We were in Hampton for the 400th Commemoration of the first African landing at Old Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619. This spot was very convenient for us and our host could note have been more gracious and generous. Flat driveway and a cool evening made for a great stay.


August 2019

Quiet Place

Pete helped us hook up water and 15 amp electric. Super quiet secluded spot with no noise. Very nice people. Stayed here while we were seeing Williamsburg.


July 2019

Another Lovely Stay

I needed an overnight place to park and PeteRT came to the rescue. I cannot overstate the kindness and hospitality this couple pours out. The peaceful area provided me a restful night's sleep so I could be refreshed for a long drive the next day. Thank you PeteRT and Mrs RT!


July 2019

The Perfect Layover

PeteRT and his lovely wife are incredibly welcoming and helpful. Pete showed me and my 16 year old son some things I needed to know about my RV and even checked the tire pressure before we left. That kind of concern and caring is remarkable. We all chatted about Aerospace which is a subject we have in common. These hosts are friendly, helpful, fun and all around good people. The parking area is level and PeteRT provided an electrical hookup which was very welcome since it was 90 degrees and very humid. The property is beautiful and quiet; in the city but seeming to be rural.
If one is traveling this area, PeteRv is a perfect place to rest for a night or two. I will never forget this couple and their hospitality and kindness.


July 2019

Wonderful and helpful!

I had a wonderful stay at PeteRT's location. I'm quite new to the RV world and PeteRT helped me out with fixing a few things in my van and giving me some tips for future maintenance. Overall I had a wonderful and relaxed stay.


May 2019

Kind, welcoming hosts in quiet neighborhood

Pete and his wife were so welcoming and eager to make our first BW experience a good one. They definitely succeeded! Pete was an excellent communicator and super flexible. We were in town with lots of family attending my sons graduation and kept having to change our arrival time. He was so accommodating. Thank you guys!!


August 2018

Great communication

We didn’t actually make it to Pete’s due to severe rain and thunderstorms. We ended up spending the night in a Walmart only half an hour or so from Pete’s. We kept in contact with Pete but after several hours of driving in torrential downpours and flooded roads we had no choice but to find somewhere to park. Pete was gracious enough to let us know that our safety was his first concern and that we could arrive at his place if the weather broke no mater how late it got. I hope we get to meet Pete on another trip! Thanks Pete for being so understanding.


May 2018

Highly Recommend!!

Would highly recommend staying with PeteRT. Accepted our stay on a very short notice and we are so glad to have not missed the opportunity to meet this wonderful couple. Lovely setting, didn't even have to disconnect. We were able to sit and talk about all kinds of subjects, confirmed our interest into ways to help others in need as we travel. Would love to have stayed longer and explore the area. Definitely hope to meet up with them again.


April 2018


Pete could not do enough for us, even fixing a broken RV door handle. Highly recommended.


November 2017

Very nice

Really nice friendly couple. We had a long chat about rving and travel. Together we resolved a couple of issues for my van. Altogether a pleasant experience.


May 2017

Wonderful stay

Stayed with our amazing hosts for 2 nights. We enjoyed sharing camper modification ideas. They gave us great info on things to see/do in Hampton, Va. Hope to see them again as we have an interest in disaster relief and they are seasoned volunteers. They are welcome to stay with us anytime.

Millennium Eagle II

April 2017

Wonderful stay very accommodating!

Thank you! I wish you many blessings and a happy Easter! Great stay very accommodating very safe area and very quiet area except for the Cowboys occasionally from Langley dipping their wings in flybys! Which is normal for the Norfolk Hampton Virginia area. Lots to see and do here it's my favorite spot in Virginia! A wonderful stay and rest for a weary traveler who still has a thousand miles to go! Kind regards Paula

french family

December 2016

very nice family

Thank you very much for your welcoming.
You made us very confortable and submit all facilities

Thank you a lot and we very hope to see you again.

The french team ;)


September 2016

Wonderful host

It was great staying with Pete and his wife. He responded quickly to my request and let me boondock even with short notice.

I had good internet access and 15 amp power.

If I am in this area again I look forward to spending time with them.


September 2016

Wonderful stay, lovely hosts!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with this hospitable couple! They went to great lengths to make sure we were comfortable and felt at home. We shared a lovely meal and enjoyed spending time getting to know them. They were so great with our kids and were ever so helpful planning our journeys and giving us local information. Our only regret was not being able to spend more time with them.


April 2015

Nice Quiet Spot

Stayed one night with Pete & Letty, nice area and a level paved parking spot. Enjoyed meeting our hosts and the tea and coffee cake was good. Would gladly stay again and hope we can reciprocate on a trip to our area.