Large backyard (great for dogs) with long straight concrete driveway. Parking spot is great for small RVs which can turn around in an space about twice their length, or anyone with a larger RV who can manage to back down my driveway. Park on the concrete in front of my RV barn or on the grass under some shade trees to the side. Murphy is a small town in the NE corner of the DFW Metroplex, about 5 miles east of Plano off US-75. I'm located about a mile from a Super Walmart, Target, Lowes and various other smaller stores and shops.
Currently backyard isn't completely fenced, so dogs need to be watched or kept on a leash.
There is a possibility of wildlife in the area - coyotes and bobcats year round and hawks nesting in the backyard trees in the Spring.
None yet, but if things get out of hand I may have to add some. :-)
City streets in a quiet residential neighborhood. Concrete driveway from the street into the backyard parking spot which is only large enough for a 30 ft camper. Must be able to back down or back out of the driveway and make a fairly sharp right angle turn onto or off of a narrow residential street. DO NOT RECOMMEND long trailers, 5th wheels or RVs over 30 ft in length unless you're a really accomplished professional driver. Please study the photos showing my driveway entrance from the street. I've had visitors stay who thought they could handle this but in the process I've lost mailboxes and had to deal with damaged storm drains, and ruts in my grass so I'm really hesitant about exceeding these limits now days.
Fairly large backyard with a long driveway. The driveway has room to park an RV and tow vehicle without blocking access for other vehicles (like mine).
I'm retired and space is available whenever I'm not out RVing myself.
The electrical hookup is primarily 30Amp/120v. There is a 40Amp/220v connection that will work for most 50Amp RVs if not trying to run multiple A/Cs at once.
I don't have a standard RV dump, however I have a macerator setup that I use with my RV which can be used in a pinch on any RV.
Since I can provide power and I live in a quiet residential area, I've shown no generators allowed. However they can be used during the day in a pinch if necessary.
DART light rail station is about 5 miles away. The DART trains and buses can get you just about anywhere in the DFW Metroplex. Southfork Ranch is about 3 miles north.
As a solo female traveler I felt safe and comfortable. Bob was friendly and was there to help me with whatever I needed when I arrived. The spot is clean, beautiful and peaceful. Very very nice area and the roads to get there are excellent. I used his 30amp plug in with no problems. Great area for overnight or a couple days. He always welcomed my two furbabies Marley and Dexter. I would stay again absolutely! Location was great Supermarket and Whole Foods right down the street along with lots of Restaurants and shopping! Not to far from Dallas area! Thank you Bob for a great experience with Boondockingerswelcome.com!
BobinMurphy was a very accommodating host. He offered to help us get situated and was very knowledgeable about local transportation resources and helpful about the community.
Our host was incredibly gracious and allowed us both power and wifi. They were also so friendly and we were able to get to know more about them as we visited upon arrival. The area is quiet and relaxed, and we would absolutely recommend others to stay here.
Bob met us as we pulled in and let us know where to park. He is such a friendly guy. We had to leave to go pick up an Amazon package pretty soon afterward so we could not talk for too long. We did find out that we have a lot in common, such as the places we have lived and both of our penchants for improving things. Lol
Bob's place is so nice. There has been major construction so lots of mud but still, a lovely place to be. Lots of trees around. We would love to come back when it is a little warmer and more birds are out in the morning. All in all a really nice experience. I would also add that backing up experience is a plus for Bob's place. Thanks, Bob for a wonderful place to stay.
Had a wonderful time at BobinMurphy's. He is a welcoming host and we enjoyed talking about past trips. Would recommend him to all future travelers
This spot is located in a beautiful neighborhood with lots of trees on big lots. The only challenge was backing down his long driveway, but I did so slowly and it all worked out. I plugged into 30 amp and Bob offered a hose ext so I could access water. He reminded me of the amenities close to his neighborhood and offered to fire up the wi-fi. I felt very safe and cozy. I will definitely contact him for a future stay. Thank you ever so kindly Bob!
We had the chance to enjoy a peaceful night at Bob's place, even if it was rainy outside. He's such a nice guy and it was a pleasure to talk with him about our RV's adventures.
We wanted to stay much longer.
Hope to see you soon Bob!
I enjoyed staying at Bob’s for two nights. I humbly realize my backing up skills need to be honed, but Bob was very helpful. Very quiet and pleasant neighborhood and I would recommend staying at Bob’s.
Thank you to our host. He was very hospitable! We recommend this stop for all Boondockers! Thank you again for a beautiful, safe place to stay!
Unfortunately we are leaving this review a few weeks late, but we greatly enjoyed our stay with host BobinMurphy! He is a wonderful host, and we enjoyed hearing about his travels, and getting to visit for a while. He was generous to allow us to hook up to utilities, and we enjoyed visiting Dallas and this was a great location to do that. We hope our paths cross again!
Our host was very patient and accommodating to us. He went above and beyond to help us. We had a little trouble getting in due to rain and he helped us get in and cleaned up behind us. His patience and grace was amazing. This was our first time and we could not have asked for a better host. His location was great for the RV and great in relation to Dallas. He also has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to rving.
Thanks for everything!
Great welcoming host. He helped us back down the drive way. The neighborhood was central to where we needed to be and quiet. I felt very safe staying here
While I attended a conference in Dallas on Friday, Bob helped my wife clean our motorhome tires to prep them for RenewProtect tire treatment. Then on Saturday, Bob gave me some more good tips as I treated my tires with RenewProtect (a great product btw). Thanks again Bob for such a pleasant, productive stay!
We were in need of wi-fi because ours crashed and BobinMurphy has a strong secure signal for his guest. It was a good stop the host is very knowledgeable of the area and answered all my computer server questions. I didn't get to quiz him as much as I wanted just plain run out of time. Get ready BobinMurphy we will see ya again someday!
We really enjoyed our couple of days here. Bob is a great guy, really friendly and knowledgable. His help and assistance with some jobs on our rig was invaluable.
He is an absolute genius! No joke! He is also very welcoming and so considerate. He knew the Darts (local train 🚊) that we should take everywhere and also the best places to eat. He lived on a culdesac Street which was perfect for my children and I to walk and bike on. He also knows everything about rv-ing! Such a wonderful person. We are so happy to have met him!
Bob was our first experience with boondocking. we were also brand new to owning an rv. Bob helped us so much with all of his life experiences and knowledge. i took many notes! his property is beautiful and is in a great location to sightsee.
Bob was a very nice guy and very helpful enjoyed talking to him and him sharing his knowledge...
Bob hosted me and my pup for 3 nights and was so accommodating. He offered water and electric, and I was parked on a nice dry and level surface that was fenced in. The neighborhood is beautiful and upscale. It is a slightly narrow drive like he mentions in his post, so you have to be able to back up well. Bob is so well travelled and has a lot of stories and knowledge. I look forward to looking at his personal webpage and many pictures of the places he's been. I cannot recommend Bob enough!!
Gave us useful info for where else we might boondock. Helpful even though we did not stay there.