Rayohio

Age: 45-55

Member since November 2016

Early Retirement so enjoying the open road.

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I grew up and live in Ohio with my wife, children and dog. I love traveling to old and new spots throughout the US. The people I meet while traveling has been great and I'm looking forward to meeting new people daily. I also like quite and isolation at times which makes staying in National Parks and other secluded areas nice as well. I have retired, well kinda of forced retirement since having an accident while working on the River as a deckhand. I travel with my dog and my son when he is out of school. I have worked in Law Enforcement for 20 years before taking a job on the river. With the Law Enforcement background I am security minded.
I enjoy being outdoors and there is nothing better then floating on a still lake in a kayak. I have been doing embroidery, screen printing and vinyl since 2002.
I travel in a 2019 38' Georgetown motor home. I respect other people and their desire for peace and quite as well by observing quite time and shutting the generator down at night. Life is to short and complicated to not make friends instead of enemies.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Computer skills, photography, graphics, and light carpentry since injuring my feet. Cooking and preserving foods, natural remedies and cures. Security site planning, security camera set ups and recording. All around security personal and corporate knowledge.

Rayohio's Pets

Yes 1 Black Lab mix with Mastiff

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Everywhere staying with Boondocker Welcome and Harvest Host sites.

Rayohio's Hometown

Central Ohio just South East of Columbus off Interstate 70.

Rayohio's Guest Details

Rayohio's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

36 feet long

2019 Class A Forest River Georgetown G5 BH5. This is an upgrade from our 1984 class C Ambassador. There is a few upgrades we would like to make but will take time.

Rayohio's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 16
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

Rayohio Has 1 Host Location

A Small Village Feel

Thurston, OH, US
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Rayohio's References (9)

References from Hosts (3)

Richard-Linda

April 2019

Sorry you had such a short visit.

Loved your visit. Nice to meet your family. Come back when you pass this way again. Happy Trails


gladmar

August 2017

Super nice guys

Short stay but most enjoyable. Both Rayohio and his son were easy to talk with on a variety of topics. Hope they come back this way again.


KaRoNC

July 2017

Super nice guest to have

Rayohio and son spent a quiet overnight with us on a recent weekend in July. Since it was an enroute stop for him during a long drive, his stop was brief but these are very nice folks, indeed. He pulled out very early and very quietly, and we never heard him leave.
We'd happily host him again and look forward to his next visit. If Rayohio reaches out to you to request a stay, you'll have an excellent and respectful guest.


References from Guests (6)

Auntiemofks

July 2019

Perfect small quiet town

We were looking for a place we could drop our trailer and meet friends for dinner and this lovely small town fit the bill. We were greeted by our host’s son-in-law as Rayohio was out of town. Everything worked out perfect for us. We would certainly return!


Aussiesontheroad

June 2019

Very helpful

Ray was a very accommodating host. He communicated the directions to the property clearly and was there to greet us on arrival and ensured a nice level parking place. He was very pleasant and offered his help if we needed anything.


VanabusLife

November 2018

Great host just outside of Columbus

Ray is a super nice guy. He gave us power so we didnt have to run the generator and we chatted for a bit upon arrival.

We had work to do (which is usually the case since we work from the road/home) and Ray was hands off and letnus plug away.

The 2nd day was spent doing the same, with a quick check in from Ray. Then we relaxed our evening away, getting us ready to hit the road this morning.

Anyway, nice giy, nice place to relax or work while in town.


moncla

November 2018

Very nice host, quiet neighbourhood

Ray has been very accommodating, offered assistance to set my rig in place. The concrete pavement was quite appropriate enabling to avoid parking in the grass or mud.
Nice and quiet neighbourhood.


lcsanta

June 2018

Great Host

Host was very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay. Very quiet neighborhood.


michaeljdsutton

June 2018

Ohio Generosity

Ray is an incredibly helpful and generous host. He welcomed us on short notice. When a very strong thunderstorm came through, he came out immediately after the heavy rain to check our status, and make sure we were OK.

Ray is very well informed on RVs and trailers. He spends time during the year RVing with his son, usually in Florida. Ray seems to keep up quite well with many RVers who are on YouTube. Ray helped us locate a local RV Park which welcomed us warmly, almost like family. We were able to stay 2 nights on Ray’s lot while waiting for our reservation at a nearby RV Camp to become available.

Ray even volunteered to help us if we needed any support while we were at the RV Park. We highly recommend Ray’s stop.