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Age: 65+

Member since July 2020

Retired city worker


Active Guest

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

We like to camp also, so looking forward to meeting others. We do have three dogs so dogs are welcome. I enjoy rebuilding old cars working on a 65 mustang now.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Just a jack of all trades wife says I am handy to have around.

ford23's Pets

Yes three dogs

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Never have done it yet

ford23's Hometown

Marshalltown Iowa Now live in Russellville Al

ford23's Guest Details

ford23's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

45 feet long

45 Monaco with Jeep toad

ford23's Travel Preferences

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

ford23 Has 1 Host Location

Grumpy retreat

Russellville, AL, US
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ford23's References (8)

References from Guests (8)


January 2021

Not grumpy at all

We really enjoyed our stay at the Grumpy Retreat. We parked our little RV near the shed/garage in a nice peaceful quiet spot. Their property is quite beautiful and tucked away behind some pines away from the road. The owners take meticulous care of their property and it shows.
Since the weather was pretty cool and wet, we only had a short time to talk with our hosts, but they were very kind, and I would definitely recommend staying with them to anyone! We hope we see them again soon, maybe this time, at our place.


January 2021

Grumpy Retreat??? Don’t believe it!

Grumpy’s Retreat was NOT Grumpy. What an enjoyable couple to spend time boon-docking on their property. They have a warm, private and comfortable estate, where you could take a hike in the woods or hangout in our around your rig. If you have any mechanical issues or questions, Mr has a lot of experience and is willing to share or give guidance if desired. If you get an accepted offer to stay you’ll find yourself in the hands of some very hospitable and generous folk who are truly a pleasure to spend time with.


October 2020


We could not have asked for a better place to stay for our first Boondockers experience. The property is absolutely beautiful, quiet, and secluded...the hosts are wonderful people and we truly enjoyed spending time with them. Will definitely plan another visit!


October 2020


Our name for this spot would be Happiest of Happy Retreat” - definitely not Grumpy.

From the moment we pulled into the driveway we were made to feel like family. Two of the friendliest, kind, caring people you can ever be blessed to know (their precious dogs, too).
Plenty of space to park and enjoy the quiet country setting. We were given a choice of where we might like to park - the entire area is great, level and shady.
The 4 of us enjoyed fun times sitting around the fire (on their awesome deck), chatting on their back porch, and watching the great debate. One evening we were invited over for burgers and fries - yummy delicious. The hospitality here was in wonderful Southern style - even tho neither host is from the South LOL.
Hosts like these are why we love Boondockers Welcome.
Thank you Grumpy Retreat for a great time and wonderful memories.
Hope to see y’all again


September 2020

Quiet, peaceful location

Lovely level site, a little away from the home, so private. Quiet, rural setting. Perfect for my trip! Thanks so much.


September 2020

Not so grumpy

Lovely hosts. Mr and Mrs were accommodating and were there immediately to greet us. They were welcoming and friendly. Pleasant stay.


August 2020

Great host

We stayed for two nights and absolutely loved it. They have a beautiful piece of property and offered for us to swim but we didn't want to impose. Would definitely return and recommend


July 2020

Great Host

Had a great stop over at Grumpy Retreat. Helped us with some electrical issues and enjoyed sitting on their back deck telling stories. Definitely will stop again if in the area. Hope to see you on the road and "HPYTRLS" The Dob Pod