Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

Retired-Full Time RVers (14yrs)-Remote Boondockers-Unemployed-Transients-Ham Radio Operator-Motorcyclist


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Jon & Gail have been full timing for over 18 years and remote boondock a majority of the time. We live off of solar and wind power and mostly dehydrated food.
We are not typical tourists and usually stay in a spot for a minimum of two weeks (unless traveling to an activity or event), moving again, when it is time to dump and fill. We use computers and smart phones a lot. I enjoy computers, working with electrical and electronic projects, and Ham Radio.
We travel with a 36' motorhome pulling a 24' enclosed trailer with a car and other toys inside. (If you don't have a garage, what's the point....)
You can see a pic of our situation at
I like exploring in our Vitara 4x4 and also do some limited hiking.
I "REALLY"like sitting around and having a great conversation.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We have camped, trailered, truck campered, and motorhomed for over 50 years in most of the US. We spend most summers in Michigan which is one of the best places to be then. In the winter, you will find us boondocking somewhere in Arizona, New Mexico, California or Nevada.
We have learned a great deal in our travels as we have been fulltimming for 18 years. We are willing to share our knowledge.

jontwork's Pets

No pets as it is too stressful for them in our lifestyle. Think coyote, puma, diamondback, etc. And most of all, the dreaded cactus and desolate surroundings

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Northern Michigan and the southwestern United States. We spend a lot of time in Arizona in the wintertime due to it having the best weather in the U.S. in the wintertime. We really enjoy the desert area around Yuma, AZ. We try to do Quartzsite and usually attend the HamFest there.

We do not currently share any of our prime boondock spots due to having done that once, and we found that most people can not keep a secret. However, we do share a lot of really good site info on OTHER good boondock spots.

jontwork's Hometown

We pretty much live year round in the motorhome, even though we have our house and property here in Scottville, MI


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jontwork's Guest Details

jontwork's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

36 feet long

We are currently 64' 11" long and maneuvering space is needed sometimes. WWW.WERV2.COM 1996 Foretravel U270 with no slideouts and no funky decorations. However, there are solar panels, satellite dish and HF, VHF & UHF antennas on the motorhome and solar panels, a wind generator, a satellite internet/TV dish, and lots of additional antennas on the trailer. Most people find it interesting.

jontwork's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

jontwork Has 1 Host Location

Twork's Remote Roost

Scottville, MI, US
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May 2018

Quiet & peaceful site

Jon & Gail have a lush, green, peaceful, partially shady spot beside Gail's vegtable garden perfect for boondocking. They are friendly & knowledgeable - sharing great tips on visiting the local area & the boondocking & RV lifestyle. We so appreciate their hospitality! Kim & Joe


August 2017

Perfect Host and Spot to Overnight

Jontwork and his wife welcomed us and we had a nice chat the evening we stayed. They pointed out the nearby places of interest. Hosts like these really make for a great Boondocks Welcome experience.

Hobbit House

October 2016

Perfectly quiet

A lovely place to land after a long day. Green everywhere!


September 2016


We spent several days at jontwork's back at the start of August and were warmly welcomed. It was good to pick up RVing tips and pointers from folks who've been at it a lot longer than we have! We were parked in a nice, quiet spot at the far end of their yard and saw deer several times down by the creek. Convenient to Ludington and surrounds. Highly recommended! (And they keep the most impeccably maintained vegetable garden!)


September 2016

Loved this place!

For anyone looking for a beautiful, quiet, serene location, with the added benefit of welcoming hosts, a nightly fire, intelligent conversation and stories of life on the road, this is the place. Jon and Gail are a treasure! We fully intend to keep in touch with these fine folks.


May 2016


We stayed for 3 nights and it was great! Farming community and a great location. Our hosts were very friendly and we had a great visit. I hope we have a return next year.


September 2015

Very friendly, peaceful place

We stayed with Jon and Gail a few nights ago and are happy to recommend their place. It's not too far from Ludington, and very peaceful. We took up their invitation to join them around their patio fire (it was quite cool in the evening), and we enjoyed the fire, conversation, and the howls of coyotes. Gail has a great garden, and Jon gave us lots of local info and sightseeing suggestions.


July 2015

Friendly Hosts

We met Jon and Gail after searching for boondocking locations in Western MI. We needed just one night layover before resuming our planned travels. Both Jon and Gail are very friendly and easy to talk with. Gail has an amazing garden and Jon is very knowledgeable about the boondocking lifestyle, electronics/communications and other things. We learned a lot that one night. We would highly recommend them as hosts and guests.


September 2013

fun helpful hosts!

We had a nice chat with Gail and Jon, they gave us a bunch of good advice about what to see in Michigan. Recommend!