Age: 65+

Member since May 2020

Novice boondocking couple, looking for places to stay as we travel

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We are a 65+ couple, retired military and recently retired from our civilian jobs. Purchased tow vehicle and travel trailer late May 2020. We are spending as much time on the road as we can, while we can. Please, ask anything... we're gluttons for attention.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Skills? Expertise? We can tell you about skydiving, a little about everything else, but no other real expertise. Just a normal blue collar couple, no exceptional skills.

berndtrinva's Pets

Not currently.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We love Boondockers Welcome hosts, ALL of them! We like U. S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds, what a great bang for our buck!

berndtrinva's Hometown

Originally South Dakota for me, Philippines for wife. Currently live in Virginia Beach, VA


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berndtrinva's Guest Details

berndtrinva's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

21 feet long

We are pulling a Grand Design Transcend Xplor 221RB with a 2019 RAM 1500.

berndtrinva's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

berndtrinva's References (20)

References from Hosts (20)


May 2021


Very nice couple, would welcome them back anytime


April 2021

Very nice guest with lots of inspiration

They are very positive couple and traveling the all states with clear goal. Thanks for showing all the skydiving gears and inspired me a lot. He is simply the best challenger with positive attitude to explore more fun things. Super Simple conversation but I can tell he already had lots of impressive stories. He had been jumped most states and luckily he chose our location for PA jumping. I will be more than happy to host them any time again if they want to come back.


April 2021

Interesting Person

I enjoyed having them here. Although we didn't get to interact much because of my schedule, the quick conversation over his adventures made me glad to be a part of it.


April 2021

Very nice couple.

berndtrinva have a nice unit that they travel in. Really enjoyed their company for the short stay. We had a lot in common and enjoyed the talking about our adventures in the past and present. Would welcome them here anytime they are in the area.


April 2021

Very interesting couple.

We only had the pleasure of this couple's company for an overnight, though they would be welcome any time. Since they plan to see much more of the States in their travels other Boondocker Welcome hosts may have the opportunity to spend some time with them.


April 2021

Nice guests!

A pleasure to host. Very communicative about plans, arrival etc. interesting to talk to. Very nice to our pup. Would have them back any time!


January 2021

Friendly Couple

We hosted berndtrinva one evening while they were traveling south. We enjoyed spending time with them. There both have had interesting lives and shared some of their life experiences with us. They are welcome to return in the future if their travels bring them our way again.


January 2021

Nice couple

A very nice and super friendly person, I wish we had more time to chat. They are welcome back anytime.

prairie farm

August 2020

Thank you for staying with us

Thank you for the kind words about our Prairie Farm. I am so glad you enjoyed staying with us. You and your wife are such nice people and we would love to host you again. Your interest in our farm and questions you asked were appreciated. Since hosting Boondockers we have gained more appreciation for the quite and peaceful place we live.
Safe travels !


August 2020

So Sweet

What an exciting, energetic couple! We just loved meeting berndtrinva. So sweet and appreciative of everything. They made sure to keep in contact with us upon their arrival. Their truck and rig fit right in our space and they were able to relax some, before unhitching and heading to the Walmart 3 miles away for supplies. When they returned they enjoyed a stroll on our paddleboat. They were very respectful of our social distancing. We offered them to stay another night but they found a Sat. night stay and headed out early the next morning. It was motivating to see them heading across the country. Safe travels until we see them again!! They are welcome back anytime.

Big Mike

July 2020

always welcomed here

nice people


June 2020

Nice couple

Nice couple enjoying life. Welcome anytime in the future when in this area again.


June 2020

Fun Folks

We all really enjoyed chatting with this couple. Their little pups are very well behaved!


June 2020

Great visit

We had a 1 hour visit, and limited our contact to social distance. Nice to swap sea stories with another USN retiree.

Come back again when this virus stuff is better under control...


June 2020

Great couple

Great couple had a short visit,would welcome them back


June 2020

Loved them!

We so enjoyed having them! They are brand new to RVing so we enjoyed sharing some tips and experiences with them. They were like a sponge, taking it all in. We really that on their way back through they will stop here. Just a most fabulous couple.


June 2020

Honored to be their first Boondockers Welcome Hosts!

We welcome Berndtriva as new RV'ers! They were very engaging and friendly. We are novices, too, but we were able to swap some tips and stories! We would be happy to have them come back anytime!


June 2020

Nice folks new to RV'ing.

Navy vet and his wife learning the RV ways by living it. I admired their adventuresome attitude and the research they put into this endeavor. He soaked up every piece of RV experience I offered like a sponge. And I've learned a lot over 40 years of doing it, often wrongly. Fun to talk with and we were glad to host them. Hope they have a great adventure and come back by sometime.


June 2020

Good time With Navy veteran

A nice couple who recently retired and decided to travel. Wishing you all the very best on this new journey. It was wonderful meeting you and being able to accommodate you on our farm.


May 2020

Nicest couple ever.

A wonderful couple.
Loved talking with them
Very clean and quite left property nice.
I wish them well on their adventures and welcome them back anytime.