Age: 65+

Member since April 2016

Just recently retired, looking to travel as much as possible

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After working for over 46 years at the Miami Herald newspaper, I recently retired and bought a motorhome. My wife and I want to travel as much as possible for as long as possible. I grew up in North Florida and she is from southern Indiana, but we have lived in South Florida for many years.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I'm a pretty good handyman and can do basic mechanical repairs.

Ron+Jan's Pets

No pets

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We're just starting out, but want to travel all over the US and beyond.

Ron+Jan's Hometown

Miami Florida

Ron+Jan's Guest Details

Ron+Jan's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

25 feet long

We have a 1995 Ford powered Four Winds class C motorhome that's 25 feet long.

Ron+Jan's Travel Preferences

  • Prefers an electric hookup

Ron+Jan Has 1 Host Location

20 acre wood

Alachua, FL, US
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Ron+Jan's References (79)

References from Hosts (22)


September 2020

Enjoyable Couple

Enjoyed visiting with them. Quiet and left the spot clean. Would have them back anytime.


September 2020


Nice quiet couple. Enjoyed visiting with them. They are welcome back anytime & maybe our paths will cross again in the future.


September 2020

Friendly Travelers

Very generous and friendly. Welcome back anytime.


August 2020

Excellent guests

Very nice folks, great communication, smooth visit. Welcome back any time!


August 2020

Nice couple

Experienced travelers, many stories, fun to talk to. Graciously hosting Boondockers in their home state. Welcome anytime!


August 2020

Great people!

Had a quick visit with them and enjoyed the conversation. Very nice couple and would be happy to have them anytime.


August 2020

Nice couple

Nice folks. Easy to talk with. Just stayed one night.


August 2020

Great Boondockers

Ron+Jan were great guests who are experienced boondockers. I enjoyed talking to them and would gladly host them again anytime. They left me a lovely, unexpected gift!


August 2020

Very friendly

We really enjoyed having Ron+Jan overnight. Super quiet, and had a nice visit with them before they left.


August 2020

Like old friends

Right from when they pulled up it was like seeing old friends again. Great couple, so enjoyed our conversations. A shame it was for just on night. Looking forward to seeing them again. They are always welcome back.


October 2018

Wonderful guests

Very kind guests, discreet and easy going! They let us visit their RV for our future trip and gave us a little present at the end of their stay with us -would recommend them any time! U r welcome Ron and Jane!


September 2018

Short visit but great guests!

Wonderful guests, and we enjoyed our brief chat. Very quiet and appreciative of the small amenitiies we could offer them. They are very welcome anytime! Safe travels!

A former member

August 2018

Great people.Very friendly.

Left a gift when they left,was not required but appreciated.Nice to talk with and hear of their travels.


August 2018

Nice Folks

We had a pleasant visit with Ron and Jan.
They stayed the one night and left fairly early for more adventures in the Maritimes.
We wish them safe travels.
They can come and stay with us again any time.


July 2018

Short Visit

Would host this couple again. Very easy people yo have around enjoyed spending time chatting with them.


July 2018

Great guests

Welcomed back anytime


July 2018

First Guests

This couple were perfect guests; they spent 2 nights at our site and we wouldn't have known they were there. Left our site spotless. We would love to host them again anytime.


July 2018

Great guests

Ron+Jan only stayed with us one night. They were quiet, respectful, and friendly. We'd definitely host them again.


July 2018

Great guest. After setup, we didn't know they were here!

Ron and Jan just stayed one night. They needed a break from the heat and a place to dump. Once we got them setup, we didn't hear a peep until they headed out the next morning. These guys are well traveled and no bother. They are welcome here anytime.


June 2018


Thank you, enjoyed our conversation.


June 2018

Hardly knew they were there.

This couple was extremely courteous and self sufficient. They arrived while we were away and followed texted instructions to set up. By the time we arrived home late that evening they were buttoned down. We didn't get to meet them since they left early to attend church but we would be glad to have them back. Hopefully next time we will meet.

H and C

July 2017

The perfect guests

We would give soloron a very good recommendation as they were the perfect guests. Had a wonderful visit and they would be welcome anytime.

References from Guests (57)


October 2021

Warm and welcoming!

Thank you, Ron and Jan, for a great first stop on our first RV adventure. It was enjoyable and inspiring to hear about your travels. We felt comfortable and safe for a good night’s sleep plus we got to see a different part of our home state that is very rural and peaceful. Great stay.


September 2021


What a sweet a couple that kindly opened they’re property for our peaceful overnight stay! It was nice to have the 30 amp for AC. However, we put a little too much load on it with AC, electric frig, electric water heater, and insta-pot! A simple switch of the breaker took care of it…AC worked fine then and we went to gas. Sorry for the inconvenience!
The dirt road to get to the property is narrow, but we were fine getting in there and turning around with a 30’ travel trailer. Until they do more landscaping that they are planning, I wouldn’t recommend taking a 5th wheel in there.
Thanks for your kindness!


June 2021

Peaceful paradise

Very quiet wooded site close to I75 . We enjoyed hiking by the springs and the cute little town! Met their sister who was super sweet as well. Thank you!


June 2021

Great guests

Quiet, clean and respectful!


May 2021

Perfect location for a trip along I-75

Just perfect location, surrounded by woods, for an overnight stay while traveling along I – 75. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we were delayed but still able to arrive before dark. Notified the hosts and they were most gracious about the change in our plans.


April 2021

Great stay while in the area. Close to so many beautiful springs!

My dog and I enjoyed our stay with these kind folks. The owners do currently live in another city but we’re still gracious enough to let us stay while we explore the area. It is a very tight squeeze to get in through the gate so be advised. Unfortunately we weren’t able to hook up to their 30 amp power as my connector is L shaped and doesn’t fit some of the electrical boxes some hosts tend to have to enclose the outlet. Just a heads up Incase you have a large plug in adapter for 30 amp like I do. Nevertheless we were out at the springs during the day and the nights were lovely so didn’t need the a/c anyways. Thanks again kind hosts!


April 2021

Awesome amenities, great stay!

The location was secluded and comfortable. There was a convenient water hook up and 30A electricity. We had a pretty brutal downpour during our stay but the property was still awesome and not washed out. 20 minutes away from the springs, a recommended stop during your trip. We really enjoyed the stay and appreciated our host!


April 2021

Nice quiet stay

Had no problem finding the location, just entered the address in Google maps and it took me right there. Just a heads up, the dirt road was dusty and the gate was tight. I had a travel trailer that's 27' not counting the tongue and was just able to make the turn into the drive (leaving was no problem.) Once in, I had plenty of room to park and not interfere with the driveway. Great to have electric and water. A nice young lady helped direct me to the correct location. Didn't actually get to meet the owner, but he was helpful with his emails.


April 2021

country setting

Our stay at 20 acre wood was very pleasant. Very nice setting close to interstate. Great chat with owner over the phone. Had a lot in common Thanks 20 Acre Wood for allowib5us to stay. 👍👍🙏


March 2021

2 nights at the 20 acre woods

We spent 2 nights here and would repeat if we were in the area again. Very quiet and it was great to have 30 amp electric and water hookups! We met the owner and he was a very nice guy.


March 2021

Great layover

Had an easy pitstop on my way north, not far off 75. Your rig might get a bit dusty if it hasn't rained recently but otherwise it's perfect, 30amp + water, can't beat it!

Owner was super nice and accommodating.


March 2021

Great retreat

20 Acre Wood was so convenient, quiet and private! I was able to get out to the springs and rivers, then drive a very short way for a safe, good night's(3) rest up for the next days adventures. I did not meet the owners or family, just saw or heard their cars occasionally. Ron was very friendly and helpful when he checked in via phone to ensure I had arrived and gave me some local tips. I will come back again when I want to enjoy the springs!


March 2021

Great stay

We only stayed one night but arrived fairly early around 2 pm. We had time to set outside and enjoy the private surroundings. Had a quiet nights sleep and left around 9 am.

Nice overnight stay!


March 2021

Very peaceful

We enjoyed our stay. Nice wooded driveway and lots of wildlife. We would stay there on future travels. Thanks to our host.


February 2021

Great spot!

Nice spot for an overnight rest. We did not see anyone to talk to while we were there and I'm sure they're nice people if we had.


February 2021


Thank you for a relaxing nice stay


February 2021

20 Acre Wood

Due to rainy weather we arrived a little after dark. I advise getting there when it’s light! However, no issues pulling in and hooking up to the electric. There was plenty of room so we didn’t even have to unhook the truck from our trailer. We enjoyed a quiet night, apart from the thunderstorm that woke us up! Thank you for your communication and letting us stay. We will remember this spot next time through!


January 2021

Quiet, secluded site

We enjoyed a quiet, pleasant stay at the 20-acre wood. Having electric and water available at a secluded site was just what we needed to get a bit of work done on the road. Thanks to our hosts for providing this helpful location.


January 2021

Sunny Spot

Our hosts were kind enough to offer is a sunny spot in their yard so we could charge from our solar panels. We met some of the family who were friendly and we enjoyed our stay.


December 2020

Peaceful, secluded stay

We enjoyed our stay at 20 Acre Woods! It was a quick overnight stay on a lovely tree lined road. 30A power was provided as well as water. We did not get to meet Ron or Jan but had the pleasure of meeting a relative (and her beautiful children) that live on site. 'A' checked in with us and we enjoyed chatting with her. We would have loved to stay longer but we had to move on to our destination. Thank you, Ron and Jan, for such a great spot!


November 2020

Great Overnight Stay

So convenient to the interstate! Ron called to make sure I arrived ok and see if I had any questions. It was so thoughtful, as they don't live on the property so I wasn't expecting to hear from them. We had a nice conversation - another very welcoming and hospitable Boondocker host!


August 2020

Beautiful spot

The spot was beautiful and easy to get to, even though it's down a dirt road. It's pretty secluded among the trees; we saw a deer just hanging out as we drove up. Water and electric were both good, and after a bit of shifting our camper around I was able to get us level without using any blocks. Host was very responsive, talked us in from the highway over the phone. 10/10


August 2020

Great Stop

This was a great over night stop for us. Beautiful drive in. Our host were out of town but were wonderful to deal with. Their nephew was available if we needed anything. Definitely stay again.


March 2020

Quiet country setting

Did not get to meet hosts but relative living on the property was very nice and accommodating. Hook-ups were great(did not expect the luxury of 30 amp!)


March 2020

Great place

Site was very nice and the hosts are very nice. We showed up late and met young lady in the morning. Very nice people.


March 2020

Country setting

Out in the woods. All we could ask for. Some nice conversations with his nephew and wife ( who live on the property). Pleasant 2 night stay.


March 2020

Back to Nature

We arrived tired due to days of packing & longest drive for us pulling RV. This was our 1st experience with BW. From the beginning of reservation, Hosts kept in touch giving us excellent directions.
This is truly Nature's best, we walked all over property & nice long walks along the dirt road. No traffic, just quiet & peaceful.
Met another couple camping here from Indiana, had a nice time conversing!
Will definitely be back!


February 2020

Relaxing stay

We arrived late due to some set backs on the road but our host welcomed us and made sure we were settled and comfortable. Their property was nice and quiet and we enjoyed our stayed and would definitely come back again.


February 2020

20 Acre Wood

We enjoyed our stay at 20 Acre Wood. Our host was very nice and we had access to 30A electric and water. It was very peaceful and quiet.


February 2020

My host Angie was BEYOND AMAZING!

My host Angie and her husband was beyond amazing! The property was down a lot of dirt roads very private. Angie has 3 kids and a newborn baby girl which she proudly introduced me to them and I had 3 days of joy around her and them. I love kids. Her & I visited everyday&had hours of warm conversations. I was there for hours&bonded very quickly&she asked me to exchange numbers so we could keep in touch which I did& I invited them up north which she seems excited about. I gladly compensated them for my stay with they amount asked & I had new baby clothes(my son had a boy)so I gave her the girl clothes I had bought&blankets&accessories I had to her which she was excited about. It feels great to leave with such a great experience between each other&being treated with love& kindness. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks again! I’ll miss you


February 2020

Exactly what I needed...

Private solitude... I needed some down time in between shows and I got just that... Host communicated with me by phone . Everything went smoothly... Thank you..


December 2019

First time boondocking

I am pretty timid at first time trying things. My GPS wasn't working and kept telling me to make a u-turn. I got frustrated and started to leave, the host called at that moment and got me calmed down and on the right track. Nice secluded spot. Hook ups were easy . Nice people for a first time experience.


September 2019

Convenient and hassle free.

This was our first formal Boondockers Welcome stay. We have hosted once so far. Prior to our visit, we received thorough instructions. The site was very nice and offered electric and water hook ups. We got level easily. We heard some traffic noise, but it wasn’t obtrusive. My husband had hoped to hear the train whistle, but didn’t. We would have felt a little more comfortable if we had been able to meet someone during our stay. I guess we were feeling a little insecure since we are newbies to boondocking. All in all, it was a good overnight stay and we would happily return. Thank you Ron & Jan for opening up your “20 Acre Wood” We left $5 for electric on the porch and petted the friendly cat. 😺


May 2019


Short distance from the interstate. Easy access even though remote location. Quiet; great for dog walking, etc. Family attentive and great to meet.


April 2019

Thank you!

This was my second vist here! Thank you Ron & Jan! It's so, so peaceful! Thank you for your generosity!


March 2019

Lovely tranquil spot

This property is lovely and quiet. It was quite a challenge go us to get in the gate with our 26 foot trailer, but we took it slow. Or clip on mirror was knocked off the truck by the bushes on the side, but Karen's grandson very kindly went and retrieved it for us. The turn around was also very tight because of the turning radius of the truck and trailer and a large pile of dead wood on the inner edge of the turn. But some trimming of the sticks and twigs and me holding the bigger pieces of wood we managed to scrape past and went and settled into the site. Unfortunately we did not end up spending the night as the weather report was predicting rain and storms, so we opted to leave instead of traveling on the wet gravel road in the morning (We had just had the rig washed). But quite a nice overnight spot with easy access from I 75.


March 2019

Great spot in the woods!

Thanks to 20 Acre Wood for a nice place to land each day. Since I usually dry camp the 30 amp hookup was a welcome treat!
Would stay again if in the area!!!


March 2019

Great spot

We stayed recently for 3 nights and were welcomed by lovely Karen and her daughter in law on arrival. The spot was flat, dark and leafy. There was a small hum of road noise and we had to watch a few branches on the driveway in but overall ideal spot to explore local springs. Thanks!


March 2019

Thank you! What a SWEET spot!

So much gratitude for my sweet stay at 20 acre wood! Cozy, private and just what I needed!
And the drive through those drapping trees on my way there was breathtaking!


March 2019

A quiet spot in the woods

This lovely spot in the woods was quiet and peaceful - just my style! I didn't meet Ron and Jan but a relative greeted me warmly upon arrival and answered all my questions. A sweet spot for a smaller rig.


February 2019

Nice, quiet wooded setting

Thanks to Ron & Jan for allowing us to stay at their woods. Karen was very gracious, hospitable and helpful. I gave Karen $20 for the water and electric use. Would love to return sometime. Again Thank You . If your ever our way, your welcome to stay.


January 2019

Pleasant Country Site

We enjoyed our stay at this quiet country spot about a mile down a dirt road. Host was friendly and helpful.


January 2019

Nice spot in the woods

Nice level spot in the grass, out in a rural area. Dirt Road was a little rough in spots after the rain but didn't have an issue. Very nice meeting hosts sister.


November 2018

Real Florida Boon Docking

Thank you so much Jan & Ron for allowing my husband & I the privledge of staying at your site. We loved the relaxing atmosphere and natural setting. Your site offered sure a great place to stay after a long day on the road. If you ever come to northern Michigan, please consider staying with us! Again, thank you! Debbie & Klaus


October 2018

Quiet rural site

We stayed 3 nights and it was pleasant and relaxing! Unfortunately we did not get to meet our host as they where away but they were kind enough to let us stay. They have family on the property but we really did not even know they were there, we said hello in passing. There are many state parks which we and the dogs enjoyed. Would recommend Peperoni's Pizza, we had calzones....delicious! Would definatly return here and highly recommend to fellow Boondockers.


April 2018

Stay near Gainesville

We enjoyed our stay which allowed use to visit our friends and go dancing in Gainesville. Thank you


March 2018

Very nice and private spot!

This place was great, we even asked to stay an extra day for the 3 night max. Very peaceful and private spot with water and 30 Amps - soloron's family was very welcoming and helpful, we would love to return when back in this area!


February 2018

Enjoyed the stay!

Friendly welcome and a quiet rural area.
Enjoyed the area and location!


January 2018

Nice stay

Our stay was just what we needed, a welcoming place. We ended up staying a shorter time than planned as our plans changed, everyone was flexible. We were given our own space, but the hosts were very open to chatting and we're full of info about the local area.


January 2018

Lovely wood and nature area

Thank you so much for your hospitality. I had several affairs to handle in the area and stayed for three days. Having water available was a plus for someone traveling in a teardrop. Soloron's sister was also very nice and made the effort to come and great me. Thank you!


December 2017

Awesome in Alachua

Lovely rural spot in Alachua Florida. Water and electric, surrounded by old Florida oaks and pines. Thank you so much for making our first boondocking experience a great one!


October 2017

Nice respite near my alma mater

Stopped here on the way north out of Florida and found it to be quiet stop close to I-75. Was grateful for the 30-amp power and water supply. No problem communicating with property owner who lives off site. Had to carefully navigate my 30-foot class C vehicle through gate, but made it through without a problem. Would recommend to others.

ZiOs mobile

July 2017

welcomed electricity

Beautiful rustic road under all that weeping spanish moss to drive to the camping spot. Just drive slow. I was 108º heat index, I never would have survived without my airconditioning. Thank you again!


April 2017

tough road

Very quiet place but the road to get there is narrow and rough.

Campervan Zephyr

March 2017

Good for travelers

While the adjacent interstate is a tad noisy, it quiets down at night. It's the erfect location for seeing north central Florida's sights or while traveling around the state. We stayed Feb. 12.

Lynda and Robert in Campervan Zephyr.


March 2017

Thanks for a Great Spot!

We stayed with soloron31 for two nights and it was just wonderful. The spot was big and private, and we appreciated having both the water and electric. It was nice to have the time to rest after being on the road for awhile. Thanks again!


January 2017

Really nice place close to the highway

We stayed there 2 days and it was perfect. The site even had water and electricity, which was fantastic because it was chilly at night! The drive in is beautiful with some low clearance branches to look out for. Our trailer is 10'6" and we had no issue. Our host was very helpful and his family was super friendly. Thanks again for everything!