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 dogs. 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 enjoy having some of my equipment on board so I can cut a decal for someone having an idea or digitizing a design for someone that wants something embroidered.
I travel in an older model 1983 Ambassodor 26' motor home. I am in the process of remodeling and upgrading it. It will be solar powered at the start of the new year, although I will still have the generator to fall back on if needed. 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 and 2 Dauchsaunds.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I have had nothing but a great time while staying with different host last year.

Rayohio's Hometown

Central Ohio just South East of Columbus off Interstate 70.

Rayohio's Guest Details

Rayohio's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

26 feet long

1983 Class C Ambassodor 26' motor home on a 2 ton ford chassis. I have potable water tank with separate grey water and sewage tanks. Shoreline for 30amp, external generator and soon will have 45 watt solar panels installed with 3 deep cell batteries to store power.

Rayohio's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: 15
  • Needs to run a generator

Rayohio Has 1 Host Location

A Small Village Feel

Thurston, OH, US
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Rayohio's References (4)

References from Hosts (2)

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 (2)

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.