Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

Retired resident of Southern Arizona

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I was born and raised in Pittsburgh but left there when I joined the Navy in 1962. After serving 4 years I stayed on in Southern California. In 1980 we relocated to Southern Arizona, where we still live. My wife Joanne and I were married in 1976 and have never had kids. Jo (Joanne) was born and raised in California. I am retired from the Postal Service and Joanne is still working for the same outfit. She will be retiring within the next 2 years. We have been RVing since the mid 70's and are currently on our 5th motorhome, which is a 2005 ALFA SeeYa diesel pusher we bought new. We don't travel as much as we used to because of the high costs associated with it, which is why we boondock as often possible when we are on the road. We travel with two small dogs. We will probably never go fulltime but would like to get away from AZ for months at a time once Joanne retires. Update: Joanne has now retired and we're looking forward to more traveling.

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I'm kind of a jack of all trades, having owned rental property for 35 years and doing most all of my own maintenance. I was also an auto mechanic in my younger days and still do my own vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We enjoy boondocking anywhere, but prefer remote locations. We have spent a good deal of time in desert locales. We have taken advantage of Walmart's hospitality occasionally and have also spent a few nights in rest areas or alongside remote freeway off ramps.


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We currently have a 2006 40' ALFA SeeYa Gold diesel pusher motorhome and normally tow a Jeep Liberty.

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March 2014


I e-mailed this party to inquire about staying on their property for a night or two while we visited Madera Canyon. We did not receive a response, so I sent a follow-up e-mail the next day and Bruce called me within the hour. I told him we would be coming through the area in about a week and he said to call him when our plans were more definite. A week later we called when we were in Green Valley and left a message on his voice mail explaining that we knew it was short notice but if he could accommodate us that night to give me a call and if not to just disregard the voicemail. This was about 2:00 pm on a Thursday. We never heard anything back so we dry camped on a dead end road. The next day I called Bruce again to inquire and again got his voicemail and left a message. No response from Bruce. Not sure why Bruce doesn't reply. His profile states he is retired and they live about 25 miles from the boondocking property. Maybe he or his wife couldn't get away to check us out before giving permission to stay. Also his profile states they would like to have someone stay on their property for a month or so in exchange for maintenance of the property. I believe this is definitely not the intended purpose of BOONDOCKERS WELCOME. Also I believe we deserve the courtesy of a response, whether positive or negative. Simply ignoring e-mails and voice mails is just plain rude. So unless you want to perform manual labor for your month long stay, you might as well skip this listing.