Dave n Steph in OK

Age: 65+

Member since July 2012

Retired Air Force couple

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Dave retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service in communications then worked at a local college in the IT dept and retired from there. I am a retired Physical Therapist Assistant. I play around with the guitar and like photography (even tho I'm not that good with either yet!). We have lived in Turkey, Phillipines, Germany, Greece, and Japan as well as OK, FL, RI, SC, and TX with the Air Force as our guide. Dave has enjoyed long-distance backpacking - he did a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (GA to Maine) in 1997, a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, and 2,000 miles of the Continental Divide Trail. I'm afraid I don't have the fortitude for that but do enjoy most things outdoors! We still think of ourselves as younger than the calendar tells us and still feel there are so many places we still want to see and enjoy!

We live on 5 acres with easy access to/from I-40 east of Oklahoma City, OK. We have an indoor/outdoor boxer who travels with us. We have 5 goats for weed control in the pasture and some chickens, and we board two horses. We can provide a secure place inside the pasture fence for any vehicle that can fit thru the gate (10'). The area is big enough to turn around easily so generally pull-thru parking needs are not an issue. It's quiet out here and relatively convenient to activities in Oklahoma City. We look forward to meeting some new people and going to some new places!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Dave is knowledgeable in electronics and computers. He has a basic idea about most mechanical and repair issues.

Dave n Steph in OK's Pets

Yes! We have an 11 yr old boxer who travels with us most trips. On our property we also have 5 goats for weed control, and some chickens for fresh eggs and we board two horses.

Dave n Steph in OK's Hometown

We live on 5 acres in a small rural area. We’ve been here for 20 years now and enjoy the quiet of rural living. There is a grocery store -5 miles away. Bigger shopping is available approx 20 minute away. Neither of us are native to this area but ended up here (long story).

Dave n Steph in OK's Guest Details

Dave n Steph in OK's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

30 feet long

We have a 30' (jack-to-rear measurement) Heartland North Trail bumper-pull trailer with one slide, towed by a Chevy 2500 diesel 4x4 truck. Would prefer electric hookup during hot weather to use AC.

Dave n Steph in OK's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

Dave n Steph in OK Has 1 Host Location

Our Quiet Five

Newalla, OK, US
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Dave n Steph in OK's References (40)

References from Guests (40)

Matroberts

October 2019

The quiet five is just that.

Nice quiet stopover close to the interstate but in a quiet rural setting. Had a great nights rest, very nice host and was able to get in a hike before leaving the area. Mat


Kelsey.embry

October 2019

Just perfect :)

This was our first Boondockers welcome experience, Dave greeted us as we arrived and helped us park our class A and towed motorcycle for the first time! Stephanie came out and helped too! They offered up some fun sights to go see in Oklahoma City which we did that evening. Highly recommend :)


chuckandsandi

October 2019

Friends for Life

Wonderful 1st time boondocking experience! Would for sure stay with Dave and Steph again.

When we arrived they met us in the driveway waving and smiling. Right from the start we felt welcome.

We have a 32" Class C. Their driveway has a slight incline which required us to have boards to get up the driveway. We slowly but surely inched our way backing up the driveway moving our 1 x 6 boards one at a time. Dave jumped right in to help and Stephanie had a great idea to take off our hitch which helped too. This was definitely not their first rodeo. They were very helpful.

Chuck and I had the best time with Dave and Steph. We shared stories, laughed, drank wine and played some music for 3 hours. We found out Steph plays a little guitar so this was right up our alley. We offered her a guitar lesson and she did great! She learned to solo on the guitar and we even got Dave to play a drum head.

Our first night there was divine after all the noise pollution from the Cracker Barrel and Walmarts we had been staying at. It was so peaceful and we felt safe.

They offered 30 amp and water if we needed it. Plus let us stay for a few extra nights.

We really enjoyed just living in the moment and soaking up all their experiences and knowledge.

We hope to be able to come back again and /or have them meet us on the road somewhere.

Dave and Steph are genuine, real salt of the earth people. We made friends for a lifetime.
Thanks Dave and Steph!


stanferd98

September 2019

great host

Dave and Steph where great host very friendly ...very nice area, nice to sit out in the evening. Hope to stop by again


poppyomi

September 2019

Lovely

Our stay with Dave and Steph was lovely They have such a beautiful property and it was a very relaxing evening after a very stressful day on the road. Dave was very helpful in getting our awning stabilized after a day in the wind. They made us feel right at home.🥰


SqueakyShoe

September 2019

Lovely Spot

What a wonderful time we had and such generous kind folks. Feeling very grateful indeed.


Gordon

June 2019

Nice quiet stop over

Very nice people, parking area as advertised, I would recommend Dave N Steph to any boondocker that needs to stop in this area. Nice and quiet, out in the country. I had something come up and had to delay for one day, they graciously accommodated me and allowed me to come a day late. I will stop here again if on this same route.


ElliWolfgang

June 2019

Perfect spot

We experienced the warmerst welcome. The spot is very quiet, and we had privacy as nice talks with our hosts. We can recommend this spot to any boondocker guest.


parkjk

June 2019

Lovely place. Lovely people!!

Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. They made our experience a great one. Our kids loved the animals. We felt very safe and secure at this location.


tommylou

May 2019

Warm Welcome

We received a warm welcome upon our arrival. Our guests met us outside and we immediately hit it off. They have an amazing property where you can park your RV on a level surface. Our hosts were beyond gracious allowing us to spend time with their beautiful animals and even had invited us over to enjoy some delicious burgers on the evening upon our arrival. We visited the Oklahoma City Memorial, Cattleman's Steak House and drove into Tulsa for a day. Would definitely love to stay again!


victoriapennock

May 2019

Quiet, serene & safe

They are gracious hosts.
She help me back in to the spot & invited me in for a yummy dinner and dessert. Very grateful.


OpenRoading

April 2019

Wonderful Space / More Wonderful People

We stayed at the "Quiet Five" so that we could visit a friend in Norman. Turns out, we also made friends in Newalla as well!

Dave and Steph were beyond perfect hosts. They gave us space to ourselves, but also welcomed us to enjoy some time with their goats and a horse they were boarding. They also invited us to ride along with them to a diner in a nearby town that was one of those finds only the locals know about. Just wonderful.

We were also early on in our RV life so it was great to get some helpful tips from Dave and Steph's knowledge they've gained from their own adventures.

If we're ever coming through again we would not hesitate to stay here!


enviromonz

April 2019

Perfect Stay

Dave and Steph are so incredibly wonderful! My rig is 25 years old so I’m often battling some funky issue— when arriving Dave tells me “you have a panel coming undone!” Sure enough a back storage compartment had a seam rust out and the weight of the firewood in it had sunk the support. Never fear! The next day both Dave and Steph helped me fix the issue. Never would have expected that kind of help!

Beyond them being caring they have great stories and are so fun to chat with!

Beyond them being caring and fun to chat with their animals are friendly and their land pretty!

Beyond that... ok, I’ll stop but I could go on.

Another one of those road moments keeping the faith in humanity alive!


Kfazio07

April 2019

Excellent stay at the Quiet Five

My husband and I were traveling with our dog through Oklahoma City and were able to park our 26 foot travel trailer on the family’s pasture. The hosts did an excellent job of making us feel at home, helped us park, hook up to their water and electric and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. The animals on the farm loved coming up to us to say hello and made the visit extra special. We hope we can stay here again one day and would highly recommend this for a stopover point or an extended stay.


Papamimi

March 2019

Best ever

We were 2 days late but so worth all it took to get us there. Thank you for being patient with our delays. Always enjoy seeing you both. Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. We are grateful to get to know you a little more each time.


NomadicNebraskans

January 2019

Great stay

Wonderful place to stay. Very welcoming hosts. Helped guide us as we backed in since it was dark when we got there. Had water and power available. Would definitely stay again if we needed to!


moncla

November 2018

Great hosts, wished we could have talk more

Stephanie and Dave were great hosts. Their location is easy to find, close to the highway although remote, safe and quiet. The parking space was wide, on concrete and leveled. Ideal for one night.
Our quick but too short discussion was nice and I wished we could have shared more stories and experiences.


baldwinh

September 2018

Quiet and easy on/off

Dave and steph were very welcoming and helped us into our spot. We visited a bit outside and then after we each had our dinner we spent an enjoyable time at a local ice cream shop where we learned more about each other past, present, and future. Their mini-farm is far enough off the path and on a dead end road that it's super quiet yet close enough to OK City that we got 37 OTA TV channels. And just a short 5 minute drive to get back on I40 the next day. Wonderful hosts made us feel right at home, wed love to meet them on the road sometime soon.


Megan

August 2018

Wonderful people

The hosts are some of the nicest folks you can imagine, and their land is beautiful. Highly recommended!


Bigfrank

July 2018

Great People !!

Easy access, very nice people. If they wanted to adopt me, I’d be all for it.


mraikes

July 2018

Couldn't have been better!

Our first Boondockers experience couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. We spent one very comfortable night at the "Quiet Five" in our 26' trailer and enjoyed meeting our hosts and their animal friends. They're not only hosts but also travelers and Boondockers themselves. Thank you for a safe and comfortable night!


gkoktg1

June 2018

Outstanding & Humbling

Dave N Steph could not have been nicer, more flexible, or more supportive and awesome.

As our first BW stay, they set the bar wonderfully high and are genuinely incredible people.

Their kindness was immense and they were so understanding about us getting in late because of traffic delays on our trip.

They helped us hook up to power and water and even let us use their pressure regulator and gave us some helpful rv and travel life tips.

Highly, highly recommended - they are wonderful folks and their home and yard are beautiful.


Dreamweavers

June 2018

"Our Quite Five" is enjoyable in every way!

Stephanie and Dave are very welcoming to their “mini farm” and home. There’s a spot on the driveway for fellow boondockers with water and electricity provided. Besides a great place to stay, Stephanie and Dave are a fun, interesting couple. We ended up doing things together increasing the enjoyment of our visit. We encourage all to visit.


Humbug400

May 2018

Welcoming and Helpful

Dave and Stephanie were so welcoming and helped us with travel information. They provided a comfortable place for us to rest and prepare for a long drive home. We hope to see them in GA one day.


Sonneveld

May 2018

Felt more than welcome at Dave and Steph's.

We did have very good memory's of our stay at Stephanie and Dave's place. They turned out to be very nice and helpfull people. I had backproblems and Steph had some good excercises that were really helpfull during the rest of our first trip through the U.S.


Campervan Zephyr

April 2018

A great spot

Wonderful host and lovely, quiet setting.


lolaandrush

April 2018

One night stay

A wonderful experience. Called in am for an overnight stay same night. She told us come on. Stayed in drive, had water and electric available. Only needed a little water in tank. Nice quiet neighborhood, even slept in. Host was the most. Thank you again, when we are in area again, we will stay a couple days and prepare an eastern NC meal. Happy trails!


donm50

March 2018

Greatest Time EVER!

Dave n Steph were the best hosts ever. They were so wonderful to our family (me, wife, niece, and little girl). Our little one, Lily, got to feed horses, pet goats, and chase chickens, on their beautiful little farm. We shared dinner and convo with Dave and Steph two out of our three nights with them. They told us stories and gave us tips on what to see in OKC. We hope to see them againsoon and keep in touch until then.


Sonneveld

March 2018

Gezellig!😙 (Dutch word for cozy)

After a long ride we were very happy to stretch our legs at Dave and Stephany's nice and peacefull place.
Warm people and good storytellers!
We keep good memories from that evening.


Papamimi

December 2017

Favorite hosts

Great people. Loved spending time with them. Wish we had more reason to pass their way.


RV4ever79

December 2017

Great host, convenient stop!

We came in the pouring rain and was greeted warmly by Steph at the gate. The location was right off I-40 which made it super convenient during our travel towards the Grand Canyon. Nice spot near the fence and house with water and electric hookup, couldn't ask for more! My kids enjoyed the horses and goat on the property so overall a perfect experience!


Prancer1

November 2017

Fabulous Hosts

Had a great visit, welcoming couple. Enjoyed the horses.
Stayed in the pasture. It was perfect!
Highly recommend.


aussienomads

September 2017

super friendly hosts

Dave and Steph were fantastic hosts, so welcoming and friendly from the moment we arrived. We talked and laughed into the wee small hours. It was a shame our plans meant we could only spend one night with them - would love to have stayed longer. The site is very quiet and peaceful and close enough to Oklahoma City for sightseeing.


Elsa

August 2017

Wonderful hosts ...

Thanks so much for having allowed me to visit your beautiful property. Wish I could have spent more time.


meaningfulmiles

July 2017

Wonderful 1st BDW Experience!

Kind and very hospitable! We really enjoyed getting to know them! Love animals and were patient with our cats, especially Daisy the dog! Very knowledgeable with RVs - we learned a lot! A very memorable 1st BDW experience. We hope to come in contact with them again soon!


Da Bus

June 2017

Lovely country setting

Peaceful,bucolic area near OKC. Very hospitable couple who love animals. We had so much in common with them. We where given a choice on where to park our 32ft class A: driveway or mowed field of grass. Chose the 5 acre field with some chickens and 2 goats. The animals were curious, but did not bother us (added to the fun) . Loved it. Really did not need to unhook our toad. Hope to see them(+ their boxer Daisy) again soon in the NorthWest. J n K


Paul_and_Marshelle

March 2017

Warn Welcome!

We arrived in the early afternoon with a friendly warm welcome! We visited and shared stories until the early evening. We really enjoyed our visit! Thank You for hosting our family!


JimG

March 2017

Very Good Hosts

Dave n Steph were such wonderful hosts. We enjoyed our time together and got to meet the goats also. With the electric provided I was able to stat warm. Thanks again, Jim G.


Papamimi

November 2016

Awesome hosts

Meant to send this already... sorry for the delay. You were awesome! We loved this stop... It was the first time we were hosted and it has spoiled us for everyone else... not complaining! Thank you thank you thank you! You're definitely our favorite so far. Friendly, warm, considerate, accommodating, kind... are there more adjectives? You both are worth them all. Thank you. In case we weren't clear, we do recommend these hosts as a must stop... go out of your way even, just for the privilege of meeting them.


RVFootloose

March 2015

Nice location, wonderful hosts!

Easy access from I-40, and we parked in the pasture behind the house. 20 amp hookup was right at the fence, and water was available (but we didn't need it). A horse and 5 goats had access to the pasture and were curious about our presence, but kept their distance. Dave n Steph were warm and welcoming, and we spent the evening talking and sharing life stories. We wouldn't hesitate to stop in again if we are in the area.