Age: 55-65

Member since September 2016

East Texas Bound

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We spent the summer months of 2018 traveling across Washington state, the panhandle of Idaho, a good bit of Montana, and the Dakotas before stopping for a few weeks in August to visit Minnesota family. The end of August found us back in North Dakota, parking our rig just west of Wiliston. Aaron hauled sand to the oil wells for 5 weeks and then snow and high winds hit on October 4th. That was enough to push our plans to travel south ahead by about a month! Now we're back on the road, headed to East Texas to become Snowbirds. That's right; those folks we use to poke fun at (but secretly envied) because they couldn't handle the cold winter months in the north! We completely get it now! Hopefully, we'll have a warm and enjoyable time there until next spring when we'll point the RV northward for the summer of 2019.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Aaron has built a home, so he is comfortable with electric, plumbing, etc. He was a potato farmer for many years in north central MN.. Before that, he owned a printing company and can scoot around on a computer fairly well. He also did OTR trucking. Is there anything he can't do? YES! This is where Deborah's skills come in. She loves to cook and bake and tell stories of her several years working in the healthcare industry. She is also very interested in the benefits of essential oils and uses them on a daily basis. Recently, she began attempting to learn Spanish in case she and Aaron make a trip to Central America.

aruud's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

Louisiana, southeastern South Dakota, eastern Oregon and Washington.

aruud's Hometown

Originally from MN, but now wherever we park the RV :)


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aruud's Guest Details

aruud's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

31 feet long

Ford F350 31' Sunnybrook fifthwheel, 3 slideouts

aruud's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

aruud's References (5)

References from Hosts (5)


October 2018

Easy going guests

We were happy to have the Ruuds with us for a couple of nights. Did not get to visit with them but seemed like a wonderful couple. Very easy to host.


August 2018

Lovely guests

Wonderful folks. Had a nice visit as they settled in, then hardly heard a peep out of them during their stay. Checked in with us again as they pulled out. Left the site better than when they came.


June 2018

Great People

Aaron and Deb were a delight to host. We shared Pizza and wine and a good time was had by all. We thoroughly enjoyed their company and would gladly host them again, especially since they were very forgiving of our big Black Lab that thinks that everyone should love her AND invite her into their rig.


June 2018

Great guest

Had a great visits and would love to have them back any time they are in our neighborhood .


September 2017

Nice couple

This couple stayed with us last night. They were very nice and we had a nice visit with them. They are sure welcome to stay again if they pass this way. If you get a chance to host them, you'll enjoy them.