PeteRT's Host Location
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Hampton, VA
Max Rig Size
< 25 (ft)
Same Day Requests
Please note that the TOTAL LENGTH we can accommodate is 25-feet. So we really can't accommodate a tow vehicle and a towed trailer or 5th wheel as the total length will most likely be over 25-ft. If you have a small kayak, bike, or motorcycle trailer you tow with your Van camper we may be able to handle that; just let us know what you have. Parking space on a hard surface driveway. Slideouts or awning will need to extend over the yard and not the driveway to not interfere with access. 15 amp electric from the garage will require extension cord but I have a cord if needed. This 15 amp electric is not able to handle an air conditioner so please consider that if you plan to come in the hot, humid summertime. Unfortunately generator use is not permitted. We have neighbors on either side and we try to keep a "low profile" when we have Boondockers Welcome guests stay. Water also available from outside faucet. We like pets but they must be vaccinated and leashed per local regulations. Suggested Local Attractions:Hampton Roads has lots of history: Yorktown, Fort Monroe, and much more. Nice Air and Space museum in downtown Hampton. Langley Air Force Base closeby so you hear the sound of freedom from the daily F-22 flights. Occasionally an F-22 does a practice airshow routine that you can partly see from the house. It is possible that the calendar shows some availability that is not actually available as we take spontaneous trips sometimes and forget to update the calendar. I apologize in advance if that happens.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 15A
Please no smoking on property. Please no open alcohol outside your vehicle. This is a very quiet private neighborhood so please keep the noise to a minimum. Also, our neighbors go to sleep early so please especially keep noise down after 8:00 PM or so. Please keep pets on a leash.
Access Road Conditions: Access roads are good. The final 500 feet to our house is via a one-lane road but it is easy to navigate. There is enough room to turn around. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Elsewhere on the property in the driveway
Hosted By PeteRoadtrek
Semi-retired NASA aerospace engineer Details: Still work part-time, but trying to not let that interfere with traveling too much. Involved with Disaster Relief ministry (see below). Wife is retired Special Education teacher's assistant. Both of us enjoyed many years leading our church's Special Education ministry. Being able to travel and experience this amazing world makes us realize how blessed we are. With natural disasters occurring more frequently it seems, I would like to encourage all of my Boondockers Welcome friends, especially those that are retired, to get involved with a volunteer organization to help with disaster relief or some other kind of community help. Being mobile and self-sufficient we can be a great help to communities suffering from natural or other disasters. We are involved with our church denomination's disaster relief ministry and have helped in numerous flood disasters over the years. It is best to have some training and credentials to help in a disaster area, but there are ways non-trained volunteers are able to help. Those of us that can afford the RV lifestyle have been blessed and we should give back to help those in need. So check with your church or faith based organization (Samaritans Purse, Operation Blessing, ...), the Red Cross, Team Rubicon (active and non-active military), Habitat for Humanity..... The list goes on and on. And there are great needs for non-construction areas as well: administration, food prep and deliver, child care, go-fers (to go pick up and deliver stuff), etc. There is a job for any skill or even those that feel they have no skills. Don’t get discouraged when you try to volunteer because sometimes the help organizations are not as “organized” as they could or should be. Be understanding and flexible. This isn’t in the Bible but it is good advice: Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. I apologize if I sound preachy here but there are so many that really need our help and we can help them. I can guarantee that you will be blessed as well; we always have been. https://www.nvoad.org/voad-members/national-members/ https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/b...volunteer.html https://www.habitat.org/impact/our-w...onse/volunteer https://www.namb.net/southern-baptist-disaster-relief/ https://mds.mennonite.net/volunteer-registration-form/ https://teamrubiconusa.org/volunteer/ https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-...#volunteer-now Home Town: Hampton, VA Favorite Boondocking Locations: Campgrounds in a natural setting are what we prefer. Traveled out west in 2017 and 2019. Hit many National Parks & Sites and all were great: Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Great Basin, Capitol Reef, Arches, Little Big Horn, Badlands, Pipestone, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Natural Bridges, Canyonlands, Death Valley, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Pinacles... Our travels in the east have been great too: Acadia National Park (ME), White Mountains (NH), Adirondacks (NY), Grayson Highland State Park (with wild ponies, VA) come to mind. Skills or Expertise to Share: I have pretty good mechanic and DIY skills; but not a Pro.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
2 weeks ago
We enjoyed staying with Pete and Letty. Had a great time visiting with them. Pete even aired up our tires. Thank you!
1 month ago
Pete and Lily were great Hosts. Pete give me a lot of tips on rv it was so helpful.Thank you for all.
7 months ago
Pete and Leddy couldn't have been more helpful hosts. We had arrived after a two day drive from Quebec, on our way to start Frank on an epic coast to coast cycle ride. We toured around Yorktown which is not too far and Fort Munro just down rhe road. Pete checked out our tire pressures on the bike and Van. What wonderful people. Thank you again.
1 year ago
Staying with Pete and Letty has been an absolute highlight of our time traveling across the U.S. They were so welcoming, and Pete and my husband hit it off over a shared passion for aviation and space craft! We all kayaked together one day, and it was a gift to get to know them better and also have them share more about their area. We highly recommend this stay!
1 year ago
What lovely people! They even helped me find a great ER when I was driving out of town and things went a little cattywampus with my breathing, and checked to make sure I was okay after. Offered to let me come back to their driveway and rest; very kind. Level and safe parking spot, all set up for boondockers. And I learned about this magical device called a Thermacell for mosquitoes. Bonus!