Age: 65+

Member since August 2015

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retired Building contractor ,prior to that I worked as Industrial Maintenance Mechanic and Machinist

Elka is a retired office manager of a Doctor office, we have lots of projects

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mstrshop1's Pets

currently no pets

Favorite Boondocking Locations

About anywhere

mstrshop1's Hometown

Lonoke, Arkansas


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mstrshop1's Guest Details

mstrshop1's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

40 feet long

40 ft Foretravel 1999 no slides with a Jeep Cherokee in tow

mstrshop1's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Prefers a water hookup
  • Needs to run a generator

mstrshop1 Has 1 Host Location

mstrshop1's Host Location

Lonoke, AR, US
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mstrshop1's References (34)

References from Hosts (2)


August 2018

Quick visit!

Was happy to welcome this pleasant couple for an overnight on their way farther north. Was a hot day of travel for them and they were glad to call it a day. Welcome back anytime!


October 2017

Delightful Couple

Mstrshop1 were great guests ... We only had a few hours to talk but we covered a lot of miles while doing it ...

They are on their way to THE ARK in Kentucky to meet up with some friends and do the tour ...

We would welcome them back any time ...


References from Guests (32)


October 2018

Just what I needed

Thank you for hosting this weary traveller. Your location is peaceful and beautiful. I arrived just as the sun was setting.
I slept well and am on the road again.
Thank you again!


October 2018

Peaceful night

We had a very peaceful night’s sleep here as we were passing through the area. There was more than enough room to park our 41’ fifth wheel, tow vehicle, and second vehicle. Chris and Elka also provided us with electric and water. They were very friendly and welcoming to our entire family. I would absolutely recommend this location to other travelers!

Glen DreamnRvn

October 2018

Refuge from the storm.

What an amazing host. I was traveling from Memphis to Texarkana and was late leaving. At the last minute, I wasn't sure I could make it to my destination because there was a storm heading toward me. I took a chance and made a last minute request to stay. I was quickly accepted and when I arrived I was met in the dark, with the host's car and flashlight to guide me in. He had moved another rv out from under his covered port and let me park under it. That night the storm was raging like crazy but I was safe under the rv port. I was able to spend some time visiting with Mstrshop1 the next day before I left. They are wonderful, kind, thoughtful and caring folks. I would definitely stay again if in the area.
Thank you Mstrshop1 for your wonderful hospitality and kindness. I really appreciate all you did for me.


October 2018

Great stay while dodging storms!

Hosts were very welcoming! Waited at the driveway to make sure we didn’t miss the house, helped place us and offered electric and water. Mosquitos were horrible but with all the rain lately, it was understandable and uncontrollable. The property was huge and even showed us the storm cellar as we were dodging tornado watches our whole trip that day. Only tip we have is to take I-40 to Hwy 31N as it’s the best way to the house. We took something different without knowing and it was stressful to say the least lol

Thank you for everything hosts!!


July 2018

Great place to stay!

Easy in and out quite and safe :) lovely people and very helpful. Superb place to harbor for the night. Highly recommend!


July 2018

Great people great spot

Another great stay.


July 2018

Great stay near Little Rock!

My husband and I had a great night near Little Rock! Our host was very kind, gave us a tour of his rig and even let us pick some blueberries from his garden! We appreciated the gift as well! We would definitely recommend staying with these folks.


June 2018

Great quiet location with friendly hosts

This was our first experience boondocking and it could not have been better. A great spot with friendly folks greeting us. Look forward to staying again.


June 2018

Great stay with a friendly couple

Chris and Elke went out of their way to make us feel very welcome and we had some very interesting chats about shared experiences. Whenever we see Blueberries in the future we will think of them..... they let us pick some of theirs that were ripe for the picking :)


June 2018

EXCELLENT location

Very easy to locate & park on a level pad with 50amp service. My RV has 30amp & I didn't have an adapter. Chris loaned me the proper apparatus & I was in a/c right away. The property is private & quiet.....any time I'm pass through AR, I will request a stay at this property!


June 2018

Great experience at my first Boondockers Welcome stay

Wonderful stay. Chris communicated with me prior to visit and was there to meet me upon arrival. He helped me get backed into the site and helped hook up to the 50-amp service. Had a good, long conversation with Chris. He gave me a short tour of his workshop and directions to places to shop.

Campervan Zephyr

April 2018

A wonderful place

Great hosts and a lovely setting.


April 2018

Very enjoyable stay. great hosts

We had a great experience and highly recommend Boondockers welcomes. Wonderful hosts. I do not understand why we are asked to reply so many times to the same sites.


April 2018

Dog was in Heaven

Wonderful spot to spend the night with wide open spaces for the dog to run and explore. I couldn't have asked for better hosts and we could have talked for hours but I needed to get back on the road. I love the concept of meeting real people along the way while driving across the country.


April 2018


Chris & Elka are so kind! Only about 8 miles off I40. Chris guided us into the Perfect spot for our motor home. Got us hooked up to electricity right away. Total privacy!! Love our first boondocking experience!


March 2018

so friendly and accomodating!

Chris and Elka were great hosts. We really enjoyed chatting with them and getting tips from their RVing experiences. Their property is beautiful and Chris was nice enough to offer us shelter from a rainstorm by letting us Park in a covered carport. We really enjoyed our visit with them and hope to see him again either their place, our place, or on the road!


March 2018

Easy Overnight Stop

Friendly folks with nice quiet boondocking spot.


March 2018

Quick Correspondence

Chris was very flexible with us during our correspondence when we ended up arriving later than anticipated. Upon arrival, he generously helped us get hooked up to electric an water. He has a nice large area to park. Then, he gave us a little tour of his RV rigs and home business products he sells. He even gave us a fruit-fly catcher he made! We spent a quiet and peaceful night out in the country on his land, and continued our journeys the next morning. We're grateful for being allowed to stay the night!


January 2018

The wide open spaces

We arrived on Monday and were warmly greeted by Chris and Elka. Because of some pretty heavy rain the night before, the grounds were extremely muddy. Chris quickly helped us get settled and got a rug to place at our entrance to prevent mud being tracked into the rig. The view was fantastic, being able to see for miles and we had a great flat spot to park. In no time we got a tour of some of the amazing things that Chris has created. Before we left on Wednesday morning, Chris put in a 50 amp electrical outlet. This is our 2nd experience at Boondockers Welcome and we are thrilled with the wonderful people we have met.


December 2017

Wonderful host!

I made a last minute request for me and my traveling buddy with his own RV to stay and were graciously accommodated. Our host was warm and welcoming, everything one could want in a Boondockers Welcome host!


December 2017


Great location, wonderful host. Helpful getting into the spot and allowed us to plug in. Makes traveling across the country so much easier, many thanks!

S n B RV'n

October 2017

Great host

We enjoyed our stay with these folks, very friendly, nice level site..would happily return


October 2017

Perfect Overnight Stay

These lovely folks could not have been more gracious. Everything we needed they provided. Lovely farm setting and lake, plenty of room to turn around.


September 2017


We ended up getting to mstrshop1's place when it was almost dark. He met us at the end of his drive so we would not pass it. Talk about home for a country boy it is a quiet place and heard a few roosters crowing the next morning. Our middle daughter evacuated from Rock Port, Tx.and oldest daughter, son in law and three grand girls house was flooded in Orange, Tx. so mstrsop1 gave me a surprise to share with my grand girls. We exchanged contact information and will definitely see each other again along the way.
Thanks, and God Bless
Carrol & Pam

Da Bus

June 2017

Wonderful hosts

Spent 1 nite in May. Wonderful location on large farm. Chris is a man of many talents. Awesome shop. They have a thriving Internet business and craft many interesting items. Thanks from J & K


June 2017

Nice overnight stay

They live in a nice quiet spot not far from the small town of Lonoke. We parked our RV in the covered area where their RV usually sits and as it rained the night we were there it most welcome. They were friendly and welcoming and gave us some good travel tips for our onward journey. This was a very pleasant stop and we thank them for their hospitality.


April 2017

Welcoming couple

They were a delighted couple to be around. Very friendly and shared information about the area. We were treated very well. We even got some fresh eggs from them.


October 2016

Angels among us

I have to share a story with fellow boondock friends that has moved me in a dramatic manner. Yesterday as we were stopping at a rest area I suddenly lost the brakes on the coach. Thank goodness for being equipped with an exhaust brake! After coming to a stop, I sent a text to one of the many angels that surround Bob and me. My trusty mechanic Todd soothed my feathers and gave me sound advice so that I could limp on down the road to our planned overnight spot. This is where we met, yet, more angels in our life. Mstrshop1, our Boondockers Welcome hosts. They guided me into their property and immediately backed the coach into his master shop. Within 30 minutes he found that my brake line had broken and proceeded to run into town, buy the parts and fix it for us. I cannot express the feelings of gratitude that we feel today. If there was ever a doubt in anyone's mind that God does not exist, I am here to say "you are sadly mistaken". This journey we are on, called LIFE, has moved me emotionally on so many levels. We are blessed.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Chris and Elka

Susan and Bob


July 2016

Nice couple

I had a good and quiet day with this great couple. Mr C. helped me to set up the RV under a covered place where he usually leaves his own RV and even looked into my generator issues. Polite and pleasant people.
Thank you so much!


April 2016

What a great guy!

I was hoping to stay here, but mechanical problems prevented this. However, Chris went out of his way to help me find good service for my issue. He truly helped me a great deal. He certainly has a boondocking place in florida anytime he wants.


March 2016

Thank you!

We were so pleased that mstrshop1 had a last minute spot for us to stay. We were just passing through for a minute, but they were so welcoming and kind. We appreciate their accommodations so much. Thank you.


November 2015

Warm and wonderful people

They were so helpful and just a joy to visit with. We spent hours talking after we set up for the night. We hope to see them again on the road