sparetime

Age: 65+

Member since May 2012

We are David, retired dry cleaner, & Linda, retired banker.

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We have been retired for several years, now. We tried living in a class A motor home for a couple of years, then sold it and moved back into our townhouse in Ft. Worth. We still have our LeSharo, class B that we love to get away in. Since we're in a townhouse community, we can only accommodate smaller RVs, however.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I owned and operated a small dry cleaning plant, so I am fairly mechanically inclined and able to do all kinds of machinery maintenance. I am handy with all kinds of "power" tools. We have volunteered with the Methodist "NOMADS" and with Habitat for Humanity on various building projects and I have upgraded the engine in our classic Winnebago, LeSharo tho a GM 3800 V6

sparetime's Pets

Toby is our super spoiled Rat Terrier who loves to travel.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Cool places in the summertime. Cool (not too cold) places in the wintertime. Other "cool" places. We are very frugal so we stay in Corp of Engineers parks, big box store lots, city parks, fairgrounds, lodges, etc. We enjoy staying with other Boondockers like us.

sparetime's Hometown

Linda and I are both native Texans hailing from the Ft. Worth/Cleburne area. We're now on the west side of Ft. Worth.

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sparetime's Guest Details

sparetime's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

20 feet long

We have a 1985 Winnebago Le Sharo, FWD class "B". It's clean as a whistle and we have a long story to tell anyone who is interested.

sparetime's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

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sparetime's Host Location

Fort Worth, TX, US
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sparetime's References (8)

References from Hosts (4)

Sarah-Mike

May 2018

It was pleasure - and the dogs got wore out :)

This was our first chance at hosting. We really didn't know what to expect. All went well!!
Toby had a good time running around the yard and playing with Lola. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and getting a hear a bit about your Boondocker's experiences.


Terry and Malcolm

July 2013

Good People!

Dave and Linda stopped in for a night on their way home from the Northeast. We had stayed with them this spring and it was nice to be able to return the pleasure.They are just as interesting and friendly as guests as well as hosts. Wish they could have stayed longer.


Karsty

June 2013

WONDERFUL COUPLE VISITS HONEYMOON CAITAL OF THE WORLD

I had the pleasure of hosting Dave and Linda for a couple of nights in Niagara Falls. They are a lovely couple and I enjoyed having them and their little dog. I actually wish they could have stayed longer so I could have showed them more of the out of the way attractions and sights in the area. I would certainly recommend them as very gracious guests to anyone.

Enjoy the rest of your travels Dave and Linda!!


mclarty farm

June 2013

Nice visit

Sparetime stayed overnight on their way from Detroit to Niagara Falls,
Lovely couple, enjoyed their visit.


References from Guests (4)

wearesnapdragon

March 2016

Great conversation and info.

It was truly a pleasure to meet this couple. They were a wealth of info on many aspects of full-timing and he is incredibly handy and creative. I hope I get a chance to meet up with them again somewhere on the road.


Kiwi Abroad

February 2014

Longest stay ever, thank you!

David and Linda have a perfect set up for hosting - it feels like you are in the countryside parked up at the back of their house and yet you have the privilege of power and water. We only meant to stay a few nights while we visited Fort Worth Rodeo but really bad weather set in at San Antonio where we were heading. Fortunately they saw the travel advisory on the news (we would have headed off into the icy sleet) and very kindly invited (and strongly advised!) us to stay longer. We were there nearly a week, probably the longest stay of anyone in BoondockersWelcome! We had a great stay - they were very hospitable and we highly recommend them. And thank them!


Terry and Malcolm

March 2013

Real Nice Couple

We stayed 3 nights with Dave and Linda in mid-March. They were so considerate and helpful. Linda even took my wife to the Urgent Care Center while Dave and I set up the trailer. Nice spot behind their house, though we would have had trouble getting out if it was really wet. Don't miss Boo Ray's restaurant just a couple of miles away. Great catfish!


GrandmaBuffy

October 2012

Great Place will be back sometime during the stock show.

Hey everyone,

Found this place here on this list.

just to let you know we had a great time staying in River Oaks, Texas, Park close to the fence so they can get their camper under the cover if they need to. The only thing I will do different next year is to bring a longer extension cord so I can run the AC if needed. Our 2010 Rockwood Roo take at least a 30 amp plug on a breaker. we had tripped the power strip a time or two then know we could not use the air and not to use the microwave while fans were on. lol This is a nice quiet place to relax for a night or a few days. Will talk with them later and set up a date to come back in either Jan or Feb to go to a rodeo at the stock show.

We really loved taking the TRE the the green line to the Fair and back. So sorry to read about Big Tex burning the last weekend of the fair.

This place is located just a few blocks from the city library, and a really nice and clean laundromat. And I loved the $$ store across from the Library.

God Bless everyone and Happy Boondocking.
GandmaBuffy and GrandpaBuffy from Missouri