Age: 65+

Member since July 2016

Active retirees who still love to go RVing.

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Bill and I bought our first RV right before retirement to take a trip to Alaska, intending to sell it when we returned. We loved RVing so much that, when we came home, we sold the house and went on the road full time for the next four years. We have crossed the United States many times and visited all 50 states (no, we didn't RV in Hawaii). We love the beach and we love the desert, so RVing was the perfect way for us to have some of each. We love animals and travel with our two rescue cats, Lily and Merlin.

We have several hobbies, but exploring 4X4 roads in the desert is probably our favorite activity when we travel. In addition, Stephanie does water colors, crocheting, knitting and is an avid reader. Bill is a master mechanic and keeps our rig in tip top shape.

Recently, we bought a home in central Florida and travel less, but still make trips North when we can and love meeting other RVers on the way.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Bill was a truck mechanics before retirement, so is pretty handy with any mechanical problems. Stephanie enjoys computers and is good with Mac computers. She is also a painter, knitter and crocheter.

BillandStephH's Pets

Yes, two spoiled rescue cats, Lily and Merlin. They travel with us and enjoy people and pet watching from our RV windows. Occasionally, Lily will go outdoors on a leash, but Merlin is a scardy cat and prefers watching from indoors.

BillandStephH's Hometown

Born in central NJ, but lived more than 30 years in the Finger Lakes area of NY State. Currently have a home base in a retirement community in Central Florida.


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BillandStephH's Guest Details

BillandStephH's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

36 feet long

Our current rig is a 36 foot Winnebago Adventurer with three slides. We tow a Chevy Equinox.. We are set up with solar for our basic needs, and boondock often. Generally, we can manage without electric or water, though it is appreciated when possible, especially during hot weather.

BillandStephH's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

BillandStephH's References (7)

References from Hosts (5)


September 2021

Great couple , great time

Bill and Stephanie are great guest ,I am glad I was off work to enjoy you guys company ,
I enjoyed our conversations , our dinners , the feeding the fish and sunset views together . Great guest and hope there come back soon


September 2021

Great Guests

Good campers


September 2021

Very Nice People

Great people, they have traveled a lot. It was nice meeting and talking a bit. They are welcome back anytime!



September 2021

Super guests

Good communication about their arrival. Friendly and low key. Took day trips and visited family in the area. We barely knew they were here. We hope to welcome them back again.


September 2021

Great couple

We enjoyed meeting and visiting with this friendly couple, they are welcome back here any time

References from Guests (2)


December 2016

Such Nice People!

TheHenkels' were my first host with Boondockers Welcome. They were very gracious to be accommodating on short notice, and invited me in for a little visit. The driveway is level and they provided electrical & water hookups. It's a nice and quiet neighborhood, and though the weather wasn't right during my stay, it is in a prime location for being outdoors away from city and near to beaches. Would love a future visit and I recommend them as hosts


September 2016

Fantastic stay!

We really enjoyed staying with TheHenkels. They were so accommodating and considerate, they even gifted my two kids some toys, which they loved! Very quiet area with friendly neighborhood kids. No problems with access. We enjoyed friendly conversation about travelling and Australia. Highly recommend!