Age: 55-65

Member since March 2017

RVing since 1989 and started full timing in 2010.


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My wife and I have retired from the State of Mississippi and have been full time RVing since 2010. She retired in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. I retired in 2010 from the City of Ridgeland Fire Department (1980-1983 volunteer, 1983-2010 career) at the rank of Assistant Chief.

We have volunteered at state parks, national parks, national fish and wildlife refuges, and Escapees RV Club for Escapade Parking Staff (2011), Escapade parking co-chairs (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

We are lifetime members of Escapees (#101417) and current members of FMCA and RVillage.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am not licensed but have experience in building construction and home construction repairs, painting, light sheet rock repair, plumbing, electrical (12 volt, 110 volt and 220 volt), painting (oil and latex), appliance replacement (stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, water heater, etc.), operations of hand tools (manual, gas and electric).

Favorite Boondocking Locations

RVing since 1989, started full time RVing April 1, 2010, just now getting into boondocking.

TheHatchPad's Hometown

Canton, MS


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TheHatchPad's Guest Details

TheHatchPad's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

40 feet long

2007 Monaco Diplomat DP, 40' with 4 slides. Can be used with all slides in. Fully self contained with Onan QD8000 generator. We tow a 2012 GMC Crew Cab.

TheHatchPad's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

TheHatchPad Has 1 Host Location

The Hatch Pad

Canton, MS, US
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October 2017

Great guests

What a very nice couple. They are very well-traveled and we loved hearing about where they have been and volunteered. They had a short stay with us and we'd love to learn more. They are definitely welcome to stay with us again. Wish them all the best.