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Age: 55-65

Member since April 2021

Semi-retired technologist / realtor

Active Guest

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Ctive healthy sixty-something man, learning to disconnect from cube life and experience the good old USA. Having spent much of my career flying the world and consulting on technology things, I’m now focused on home, and places I can drive to with my camper van and dog.
Hobbies include running an all-volunteer radio station, and programming a bluegrass-ish show on the station.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Computer and internet, basic carpentry and electrical work. Wannabe musician. Lots of stories of my days traveling in Africa, Australia and mor.

gratefuldave's Pets

I have a very gentle older dog. George is an Rhodesian ridgeback, who loves everybody.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Looking forward to my first!

gratefuldave's Hometown

Currently have a home in carrboro, NC. Origin from Laramie, Wyoming.

gratefuldave's Guest Details

gratefuldave's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

19 feet long

2002 Dodge eXploror 19 ft camper van No slide outs Fully self contained.

gratefuldave's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

gratefuldave's References (1)

References from Hosts (1)


July 2021

Newbie Dave

First just wanna say the only reason for the neutral experience is because he as we are, are new to boondocking & don’t think he understood the importance of communication.
First date was agreed upon & changed to the next day because he had to leave a day early, then he said he would be arriving between 5-6pm I waited a few hours after he hadn’t showed & texted him. He said oh yeah I won’t be able to get there till tomorrow now. Ok that’s fine, we say.
Then the next day we waited & finally texted him again & he said should be there between 5-6 pm. No show, no text on our regular text messages in which we had been using.
Finally after we go to bed, he calls my husbands about 20 minutes till 10 pm & has arrived.
On the positive side....
He & his dog stayed the one night & was very respectful of our property & left area clean as was when they arrived.
The next evening I looked out window while doing dishes & seen him leaving......again no communication. Texted him & he confirmed he was finished with his stay.

My husband met the man the night he arrived & said he was very friendly & he said he was having trouble staying awake for the long drive. Very understandable you needed to rest & not drive sleepy but in the future please keep host more informed as they have things going on also.

Also it was his birthday so made him a cake & sign & gift & decided to give him a break.
Sorry you left before I could bring your cake out.
Happy travels
We texted him & he confirmed yes he was finished with his stay