scmecheng

Age: 55-65

Member since April 2017

Ken is a retired VP of Eng (Mechanical Eng), Jerilyn is a retired CalTrans CE.

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Jerilyn has been very active in her retirement since the end of 2015. She is keeping busy with music (vocal and bell choir), club newsletter editor, cooking, sewing, quilting, walking, bicycling, snow skiing and more. Jerilyn retired from the Caltrans highway dept. after 23+ years as a registered civil engineering manager dealing with traffic issues in the 6 western counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ken is still trying to figure out whether he's retired or not. He formally retired Feb 2015 but still works 2 days a week for a whopping 12 hours total! He continues to have a good time at the semiconductor equipment company he helped develop and where he spent the last 25 years of his career as the V.P. of Engineering. His interests are bicycling, photography, anything automotive, snow skiing, traveling and too much more to list.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Ken is handy with many activities including auto / truck mechanics, plumbing, electrical, machining, computers, repairing most anything, etc.
Jerilyn is multi talented with music, sewing, quilting, cooking, and technical enough to put up with Ken's explanations re: issues with the truck / camper etc.

scmecheng's Pets

We have no pets currently.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Anywhere in the west. Specifically northern CA., along Hwy. 395 beside the eastern side of the Sierra. Utah and Colorado are of much interest also. Maybe an Alaskan trip is in the cards for 2019. We'll see!

scmecheng's Hometown

Gardnerville, NV. Our home is situated in the beautiful Carson Valley which is nestled up to the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Range. Jobs Peak is the dominant view from our property and towers 5500 feet above us. We are 25 minutes exactly to Stateline at South Lake Tahoe.

scmecheng's Guest Details

scmecheng's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

22 feet long

Generally speaking it's a truck camper that's 22 feet long and weighs in at close to 12,000 lbs. Specifically a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 diesel 4x4 with an XP Camper on an aluminum flat bed. The camper stays low for highway and off road travel, then raises hydraulically approx 3 feet when stationary. It's totally self contained carrying up to 75 gallons of water, 500 watts of solar, 2000 watts of 120 VAC, forced air heating etc. The truck is highly altered for uncivilized bad road travel.

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References from Hosts (1)

lisandale

September 2017

Really nice couple in an XP

It turns out we have a mutual acquantance who also has (had) an XP. Really nice couple, invited them in for a beer or two and talked about RV travels, good times! I would certainly recommend them as guests, and would enjoy visiting at their place.