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Age: 65+

Member since December 2018

RV owner since 1989 that loves to travel

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My wife and I live on 15 acres with a stocked 2 acre pond in a 5 bedroom house that we built. House has attached garage and shop that is climate controlled for our antique car collection as well as our motor-home.

We typically spend the winters in Sarasota Florida, but are back home when the grass starts to grow, as I do all the yard maintenance here as well as on various rental properties.

My wife and I both love to travel so we tend to sneak away as much as possible when not occupied with doting on the grandchildren, fishing and hunting on our 245 acre farm, or other summertime activities.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Have a well stocked shop with car lifts, power tools etc. Also have typical farm equipment such as tractors, crawlers etc.

whynotam's Pets

We have a male German Shepherd dog (Marko) that is always of great assistance whenever we are working outside mowing or working in our large garden:)

Our back pasture is occupied by 2 AQHA mares that are ridden by our youngest daughter and the grandchildren.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We actually kinda like Walmart:)

whynotam's Hometown

Arthur, IL.


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whynotam's Guest Details

whynotam's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

25 feet long

2018 Renegade Vienna and 2018 Ford Fiesta toad.

whynotam's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

whynotam Has 1 Host Location

Paradise in Chesterville

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whynotam's References (25)

References from Hosts (5)


August 2020

Very lovely family

We had the privilege hosting a very very nice couple and Dad ..We really enjoyed visiting with them! ThankYou so much for the wondering goodies!


August 2020

Wonderful Folks

Great guests, we enjoyed the limited time we had to visit with them. They'd be welcome back any time.


August 2020

Friendly Travelers

Very generous and friendly boondockers. Welcome back anytime.


August 2020

Wonderful folks

Very nice people, They are welcome here anytime. Nice visiting with 91 year old faher


August 2020

Nice Visit

Whynotam was a delight to host, and as a they are also hosts we look forward to being a their guest in the future.
They are welcome back anytime.

References from Guests (20)


September 2021

Peaceful Paradise

Our host met us at the entrance of the driveway and guided us to our parking spot, easy in and out, and convenient to water and 50amp electric. We had a wonderful time chatting with our friendly, welcoming hosts. We had a nice walk around the property, admiring the pond, trees and gardens. This was a perfect stopover amidst farmland just minutes from the interstate. Would love to have stayed longer and hope to visit again if they’ll have us!


August 2021

Beautiful place!

Thank you Whynotam! Wonderful and inviting folks. Loved the pond, garden and festive birds. Easy access, setup and 50amp service.


July 2021

Great hosts!

Meticulously manicured property. Gracious hosts...if you arrive during the corn harvest, you might get a few ears like I did! 50/30 amp service and water. Parking on level concrete driveway. 2-3 bars of Verizon service. Easy to find (!) just off the main road. Quiet and relaxing stay. Ask about the birdhouses and the pond...bring your fishing gear...the owner wants to reduce the catfish population!


July 2021

Super gracious hosts.

We have never had a more rewarding boondockers welcome experience!
Such a nice place and super nice hosts. If we ever pass that way again we will definitely want to stay again.


July 2021

Interesting Stay

Definitely an interesting guy and it added greatly to my Boonedockers experience.


June 2021

Exceptional Stay

This stay really lived up to the title “Paradise in Chesterville”. The hosts went out of their way to make you feel welcomed. The sunrise was spectacular. Great time!!


June 2021

Amazing Stay! Rare Find

We were floored by how hospitable and generous were our hosts in Chesterville! Extremely thoughtful and helpful hosts in a beautiful, manicured location. During our stay in this rural location, our sons were able to watch bluegill being fed in the nearby pond, check out the kitchen garden presided over by song birds, and see the occasional horse and buggy go by. Very knowledgeable and experienced RV hosts shared their (mis)adventures.

Our 35' Class A fit easily on a spacious 8" thick cement pad, with generous electric available.


May 2021

Serenity by the pond

Nice secluded grassy spot next to a pretty pond. Although not a particularly convenient time for the host he was very gracious and accommodating. Had a very nice supper at Yoder’s Kitchen which is owned by a family member of the host. It made our first boon docking experience enjoyable. Would highly recommend both the Paradise in Chesterville and the restaurant.


April 2021

Super place to stay!

We had such a terrific time visiting the Millers. They have a beautiful home and farm with a pond and big trees. The hosts were very welcoming and treated us like personal guests. Both were interesting to talk to. Thanks again for a great time! Come see us any time in Texas


April 2021

10 out of 5 stars

We cannot express enough the hospitality and friendliness of this host. They go above and beyond to accommodate guests. What a peaceful stopover. We highly recommend this host.


October 2020

Nice stay

The host let us know something had come up the night before our visit, but was still able to host us on a secondary site on their property (just without electricity). He was gracious enough to meet us out by the road and help us back into a nice grassy spot by their pond. The road close by had quite a bit of traffic so watch your kids/dogs. Definitely recommend staying here.


August 2020

Wonderful tranquility

Not only was this location wonderful but so were our hosts! We parked on a level pad with a perfect view of their large pond and grove of trees. So quiet, we did not hear any road noise during the night. The pond was a perfect spot for our morning walk as well as visiting their horses out back. Whynotam were a delight to talk to you, they filled us in on what was around and all the things their area has to offer. We even received delicious zebra striped tomatoes and cucumbers from their garden. Since the weather made us change our plans we were able to spend time at almost every location they suggested! Yes, you absolutely have to have the fried chicken at Yoders, and stop at the local stores around town. Each was well worth the visit. Since we are rescheduling our original plans for this fall, we will definitely be back to stay another time. Thank you!!!!!


July 2020

Stay at Arthur

Wonderful couple! Very accommodating and easy to visit with. This was our first time Boondociking and they made it a super experience. Such a warm and hospitable couple! Thanks again!!


June 2020

Sweet host with beautiful views

What a wonderful time we had getting know our host and enjoying their beautiful property and gracious hospitality. Looking forward to visiting again and getting to know them more.


May 2020


Beautiful property and the hosts were very sweet. Left early in the morning due to allergies acting up for me so we missed chatting with them over coffee. Next time!!


May 2020

Truly Paradise

What a nice stay with nice folks to go with it!
Natural manicured surroundings and kind hospitality in one spot. Thank you both.


October 2019

Very cordial

We totally enjoyed our short stay with the
hosts. They were terrified hosts. we would not hesitate to go again

The scones were delicious and the roasted chicken at Alvies sister's restaurant was wonderful


October 2019

Wonderful Experience!

Whynotam are great hosts! They have a wonderful place for boondockers- Paradise, indeed! In our case, we were able to park on the concrete apron in front of their garage and, best of all, they provided us with a 50 amp hookup- no generator for our A/C! Whynotam are very congenial people and go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome. Check out A's hobbies- he's a busy guy!

Pay attention to his recommended directions to their home. If your brain-dead GPS system recommends any other exit off of I-57 other than Exit 203, ignore it! Take State Route 133- it's only 4 miles to their home off I-57.

Hope we have another opportunity to meet up with Whynotam in the future.


September 2019

Great place to stay

We enjoyed meeting and visiting with this friendly couple. They had a great place to park our RV with a scenic pond and view of the sunset. We had a good visit on the front porch and they brought us a plate of cookies to enjoy during our evening there. A good place to stay.

Bill Levin

August 2019

Paradise Is No Exaggeration!

This was a wonderful stay. It provided a quiet, relaxing respite from driving and allowed me to plan my next month of travel in a peaceful, private setting, which truly is paradise, located in a beautiful part of the country. I am so appreciative of the warmth, and gracious generosity of my hosts. They were very accommodating and trusting as they shared a very precious property, their home. Of course the freshly cooked and personally delivered cinnamon rolls will never be forgotten.

The evening was enjoyable, with a pleasant breeze as the sun set. It was a moonlit and silent night in a serene setting, creating an excellent environment for a good nights sleep.

Morning was a precious time, getting up as soon as the sun began to turn the sky a brilliant red over the surrounding corn fields. I enjoyed morning coffee and those cinnamon rolls, from a five star location next to the pond, while listening to birds singing, fish feeding, frogs leaping from the shore, and an occasional glimpse of a turtle looking back at me from the pond.

This would be a delightful stop by anyones expectations. I hope my travels bring me back to this area again.