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Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

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

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I have been full timing for over 20 years and remote boondock a majority of the time. I 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.
I 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 my 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

I pretty much live year round in the motorhome, even though I have A home and property in Scottville, Michigan.


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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's References (22)

References from Guests (22)


July 2020

Great Hosts

Enjoyed our visit and your lovely place. Thanks for your hospitality and suggestions of local attractions. We actually did make it to the world's largest battery.


July 2020

Patti and Ken

Thank you for allowing us to boondock
Great remote stay but still close to the areas we were looking to explore
Hosts were very welcoming and we enjoyed the conversation by their shared fire

A former member

September 2019

Great host

Thank you for a great place to stay. Beautiful area.
This hosters want the gust the best. Thank you for a nice evening. Very interesting to talk to you.

The Buckeyes

August 2019

Great hosts in a great location!

Thank you so much for a safe place to park while we toured around your beautiful area. We arrived and they immediately directed us to an engine show that was being held in the local Park over the weekend, then to the Chamber of Commerce to see what might be of interest to us in the area. They also gave us a must stop for an ice cream, didn’t know we would visit 3 times! Their recommendation of visiting a certain woodcarving museum was just as good or better than they described! They also directed us to the dump upon leaving and the recommended stop for propane on our route north was so easy. The best part of our visit was sitting around the fire every night telling them both our adventures of each day and just getting to know each other. It was like we had met before and the hours flew, before we knew it, it was very late. This couple just wants their guests to have a safe place to park and to enjoy themselves while there. If we’re ever in this area again you can bet we’ll stop by and they know where we are in the winter and would love to get together. A million thanks to them both!


July 2019

Class is now in session!

Had a great visit. Folks were very friendly and knowledgeable. Appreciated all the boondocking info that was shared.Even got to help to reduce the chip pile!🤣


June 2019

Near the ferry and beaches

Hosts met me at the dock and escorted me to their property. Easy drive and access Friendly couple. It's a short drive to town for anything you might want. Ate breakfast at Brenda's, yummy! Im sure Ludington will be bustling this summer! I took a quick walk on the beach and put my feet in the cool sparkling water! Only stayed one night due to the rain.


September 2018

Wonderfull experience for 1st time boondockers!!

The Jontwork's were fabulous hosts. This was our first time using a Boondockers Host, and they were very welcoming. We laughed a lot and learned a lot during our 2 days there. Thank you !!


September 2018

Great folks. Great spot!

Very nice to be hosted by this wonderful couple. They provided us with awesome advice on RVing and fresh veggies! Really helped us out of a jam when we showed up on a holiday weekend with no campground reservations! Our first experience with boondockers welcome was awesome!


August 2018

Country living

These folks were a joy to visit with. Well traveled and just love to share. Being on the road full time for only 5 months, they had much knowledge and experience to share. So very thoughtful! This is a piece of country living you don't want to miss if you are in the area.


July 2018

Best Kept Secret

This was my first Boondockers Welcome experience - and I was delighted. Jon had me park anywhere I wanted as it is a huge lot. There are giant trees so lots of shade. I parked next to Gail's fabulous garden. I couldn't believe the place wasn't overrun with Boondockers! It's so close to the ferry in Ludington and the Michigan shoreline is just a few miles away! They are gracious hosts and invited us for tales around the fire pit. We even left with some fresh-picked veggies from her garden!

My only disappointment was that I'd forgotten to take a photo of this perfect location.


June 2018

Great place, great people

Jon & Gail are great. See previous post.


June 2018

Lots of boondocking knowledge from a pro.

Great place. Friendly hosts. Very knowledgeable about local area & boondocking.

We will definitely stay here again if we get back to the area.
We highly recommend Tworks boondocking!


May 2018

Great location

Highly recommend
Great location,
Before boarding the USS Badger to go to Wisconsin. Wonderful farm location for the night other than the thunderstorms We missed sitting by the campfire
What a lovely spot beautiful garden and very inviting folks
Thanks for hosting


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.

A former member

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!