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Age: 65+

Member since April 2015

Retired geek. Enjoys traveling, but can't wait for wife to retire to join the fun.

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

I'm a retired geek who finally has time to soak up some great American scenery, seeking good memories, especially with family & friends.

When on the road, I prefer pulling my 2017 Escape fifth wheel with my Ford F150. My Escape is a 21 foot molded fiberglass trailer made in Chiliwack, British Columbia. Although it's remarkably compact on the outside it gets bigger when you come through the door.

While I await my wife's retirement, I look for any excuse to drive cross country to take a daughter for a road trip or take my grandsons on awesome adventures.

I also enjoy the enjoy attending any molded fiberglass trailer rally I can get to. These are full of interesting folks with a "less is more" attitude. Our 13-21' rigs fit into places traditional RVs cannot imagine.

Skills & Expertise to Share

My biggest vice is a deep love of home roasted coffee! I regularly stop at the side of the road to crank up my inverter and roast coffee in a hot air pop corn popper.

As a visitor, I'd love to provide you with a cup of freshly roasted, freshly ground, freshly brewed (one or two cups at a time) coffee. It might be the best coffee you've ever had. I'd also be delighted to show to how to home roast coffee - it's easy and only takes a few minutes. I'll leave the fruits of our labor with you (but you gotta promise use it up right away).

My computer skills are on the decline these days because my main computer is my iPhone. I have pretty strong DIY skills in RV and home plumbing and electrical.

ReagentGrade's Pets

Our four cats stay at homes and severely chastise us when we return.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I love joining the owners of 200 fiberglass trailers at our annual Quartzsite gathering each February. Other than that, I look for chances to get off grid. My trailer has ample solar and batteries to support me. My main limitation is tank size, but at least they are almost twice the size of those in my previous trailer, a classic 1987 Bigfoot fiver (also fiberglass).

ReagentGrade's Hometown



Escapees Member

ReagentGrade's Guest Details

ReagentGrade's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

21 feet long

21 foot 2017 Escape fifth wheel. It is 21' long and 7'6" wide. I tow with a 2013 F150 truck.

ReagentGrade's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

ReagentGrade's References (10)

References from Hosts (9)


March 2021


Third visit from this great traveler... Be safe out there... Good to sit by the campfire and swap lies.


January 2021

Good guest

Always good to have a repeat guest....


August 2019

Coffee Roaster

Had a grand time with ReagentGrade. Learned lots about making good coffee and how to roast...Thanks for the great tips!


July 2019


He needs to change his name to Mr. Coffee. He gave us a great piece of education on fresh roasted coffee. And yes, it really is better than my Keurig... You will be welcome back any time even without the coffee...

Really enjoyed the evening conversation and tour of your RV. Thanks for staying here...

A former member

August 2018

Great people

Had a great visit while they were at our location.Welcome back anytime.


August 2018

Great Guests!

A short but fun visit. We really enjoyed meeting Rich and his daughter. Very friendly and interesting to talk to, and if you like coffee, Rich is your man. Welcome back anytime.


August 2018

A coffee wake-up

Thanks, Rich, for the good conversation and the great coffee you roasted for us. I'm telling my pals about your coffee and at least one expressed an interest. I've watched the INeedCoffee web instructions and am looking at poppery 1's. Soon I'll be hitting the Charlottetown thrift stores saying, "Rich sent me. Where's the pop corn air poppers?" We'll see. But you impressed us! Our regards to Marina and her Tufts journey.


August 2018

Friendly People - our first dockers!

We happily hosted this father/daughter traveling team - our first guests! They were great, checked with us on where to set up, they left the place the way they came. We were happy to check out their rig, and they were very gracious. Had a quick chat about their travels, and not too sure on the protocol, tried to be friendly but not in "your face." Hope we got it right! I think all went well and honestly, if all travelers are like that, people can stay daily!
Thanks guys, you were great for our first guests!
Happy Trails!
Trip 'n Daisy

C-D UA98

June 2015

Texas Friendly

The family was very cordial and a pleasure to have as our guests. Rich's enthusiasm is enjoyable. Newly retired he is full of energy and is hopping all over the place seeing this great country of ours. We would love to see his rig after he is finished restoring it to its former glory. They are welcome to stop here anytime for a visit. Ginny, his wife, is now jealous of his retirement and I would suspect she will soon follow suit. Marina, their daughter recently graduated from college is perky and full of contagious enthusiasm. Very pleasant and pleased with her short visit here and the DIA Visit they partook in.
She will definitely return we're sure.

Personal References (1)

A former member

August 2018


Just another comment as i forgot to mention the great coffee.Safe travels .Glad you like the CD.