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Age: 65+

Member since January 2021

Life Is Too Short; Hitting the Road Safely to Enjoy Nature and the Night Sky

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After months of careful quarantine, I came to realize that if I ever wanted to travel safely again it would be in a fully self-contained motorhome. After doing some research, I fell in love from afar with a somewhat rare Class C made by Lazy Daze in Southern California. By some miraculous karma that cannot be explained, I was able to find a used one just a few hours from where I live in the Midwest. When I went to have a look, it was love at first sight...and I named it the Taj Mahal because to me it’s a palace on wheels. The Taj is my magic carpet to beautiful natural settings, especially where the sky is dark at night. I grew up before light pollution, and spent my entire childhood being able to see the Milky Way wheeling overhead whenever it wasn’t cloudy. I can’t wait to see the stars again.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am an expert in making biodiesel. Although the Taj Mahal is built on a Ford chassis that burns gas, my personal vehicle is diesel because I made all my own driving fuel for eight years, converting used fryer grease into biodiesel through a chemical process called transesterification. This allowed me to drive on 100% biodiesel without doing any modifications to my vehicle. I am also good at rehabbing historic houses, as that has been my hobby for decades. I ended my career in IT, so I am something of a geek. In 2020 I made 1,000 fabric masks, so my basic sewing skills are up to date.

Maud's Pets

I travel with one middle-aged cat named Roswell New Mexico, who looks like a little alien. Roswell is gray, and has one snaggle tooth. Because his previous human declawed him, Roswell does not go outside, although he is microchipped in case he accidentally gets out of the RV.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I am looking forward to creating this list after I get some experience under my belt.

Maud's Hometown

I grew up in Ballwin, MO, and have lived in St. Louis, MO my entire adult life. The Taj Mahal resides in splendor at an RV storage facility in Roxana, IL.

Maud's Guest Details

Maud's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

27 feet long

2019 Lazy Daze Twin King. The actual vehicle is 24’ long, but it has a storage trunk on the receiver that brings the length to about 27’. I do not have a tow vehicle.

Maud's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Prefers a water hookup

Maud's References (4)

References from Hosts (4)


May 2021

nice guest

Nice folks, and welcome back anytime.


April 2021

Super nice lady

Maude was our guest for her first night in her rv. She also was our guest for the last night on her first RV excursion. It was amazing what she had learned during that time. Hopefully she will be back many times during her rving days. We certainly look forward to seeing her again.


April 2021

nice guests

A pleasant visit, and welcome back anytime.


March 2021

Neat Lady

We are pleased that we had the opportunity to host Maud on the first night of the new chapter in her life as an RV'er. We hope she has many exciting, enjoyable adventures in her new RV. We also hope she will stop by and visit with us many times in the future.