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Butch and Fonda

Age: 55-65

Member since May 2012

Slowly trying to get our Bus Conversion done and sell our business so we can become full-timers, or at least snow birds. Always looking forward to meeting new friends.

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Machine and fabrication shop.


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Butch and Fonda's Guest Details

Butch and Fonda's Rig

1987, 40 foot, MCI MC9 Bus Conversion in the SLOW process of owner conversion.

Butch and Fonda Has 1 Host Location

Butch and Fonda's Host Location

Twelve Mile, IN, US
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Butch and Fonda's References (22)

References from Guests (22)


August 2021

Great spot for us

A Warm and Friendly welcome, and she also helped get us in the spot in the rain.
Had a great visit.


June 2021

Pleasant spot!

Butch and Fonda's place is on the main street of this beautiful town. We went on a walk last evening around town and everyone was very friendly. We were only able to chat briefly with Fonda when we came in yesterday (we only stayed one night, not two as originally planned). We had grass for our pups to explore and it was quiet and level. Thank you Butch and Fonda for allowing us to park in your space!


May 2021

Nice overnight stay

Butch and Fonda were very friendly and welcoming hosts. I enjoyed the stay. I got a tour of his workshop where he's been restoring a couple antique cars and also a tour of the big bus they converted into an RV. I didn't need the 30 amp electric they offered.


October 2020

Great stopover for us!

Great hosts and easy to maneuver big rig in and out. Kind enough to give us a tour of their bus conversion and workshop. Would stay here again. Great location to explore RV capital of the world.

A former member

November 2019

Our stay in Twelve Mile Indiana

Thanks for the stay, extensive tour of your machine shop and your heath like candy creation creation. Great Boondockers Welcome site.


August 2019


Second time here. Fonda and Butch are wonderful hosts. Feels like family. Even enjoyed dinner with their family.
Took a tour of the RV/MH Museum in Elkhart, In, and this is a definite must see if in the area.
We will come through again in the future.
Thank you, Doug and Beth


July 2019

Just right!

Great folks. Nice and quiet. Just what I needed!


June 2019

Family style and small town at its finest!

What a wonderful stay! These two are the absolute salt-of-the-earth, fun, crazy, a joy to be around! I spent Memorial Day weekend with them and their extended family, they all will make you feel like family! They showed me around the area, picnic at the lake, and we even hit a few garage sales! Could not ask for better folks to hang out with for a few days. I highly recommend spending time at Butch and Fonda's host hang out. 😂
Here's your warning, kids,I'll be back! LOL!


May 2019

Interesting folks

Enjoyed visiting with Butch and Fonda And swapping stories. They have quite a beautiful collection of stones and rocks from around the globe and they generously shared a few with us. The RV site was right next to the road but the traffic In this one block town was quiet after midnight. Thank you for hosting us.


October 2018

Very Nice Couple

Butch and Fonda were very nice and accomadating
They brought us into their home and shop. We are interested in jewelry making so Fonda spent the time explaining and showing us her jewelry. Had paul try some of the cutting of wires. Explained the machines and wetted our appetites to get to Quarzite Arizona. Great place to stay.


October 2018

Great location; great hosts!

If you are traveling through north-central Indiana, Butch and Fonda's BW site is a great location in a small town but with convenient access from US and IN highways. Their site has easy access to the parking area with plenty of room to park any kind of rig. I was here in a 40' bus conversion towing a car behind it. Best of all, they are great hosts as well as fellow travelers.


September 2018

Hosts are friendly, multi-talented and willing to share.

Every BoondockersWelcome stay is an experience in broadening our horizons.
Our hosts were eager to share their projects, hobbies, professional vocation and ambitious bus conversion, and we were eager to share ours. Great conversations.
Plus, they are smack in the middle of their one-block-long downtown with a small coffee shop where we had fun meeting and conversing with a few other locals. If you are only their guest for one night, don't be in a rush to leave.


September 2018

Delightful Stay!

Butch and Fonda (along with Gizmo, Rascal, and Daffy) were wonderful hosts. They provided us with electric and the site was very easy to get into and level. We sat outside and enjoyed their company in the late summer evening then they invited us in for a tour of the shop and all their varied interests! We were in awe of their talents, a true pleasure to meet and spend the evening with. We plan on hooking up with them in Q this January!


August 2018

Awesome Hosts!

I can now say I have friends in Indiana. Butch and Fonda are so welcoming and such a joy to hang out with. A wealth of knowledge on many levels and mostly enjoyed talking about Boondocking experiences. Hope to meet up with them on the road or back here one day.


July 2018

Quiet and Safe

Lovely to stay the night in your peaceful little farm town. Thank you! Hope to meet you one day.


April 2018

Wonderful Hosts

Butch and Fonda are great hosts. From the time we arrived at their location to the time we left we felt like we had been friends forever. We could of talked all night as we had similar interests. Enjoyed looking at Fonda's quilt project and their jewerally making. We could of stayed longer but we had an appointment at the rv factory to get warranty work done. Hope our paths will cross again. VIrginia and Bob

A former member

March 2018


Fonda and Butch are very warm people. It was our first Boondockers Welcome stop, and it felt very good and welcoming.


September 2016

Easy In -Easy Out

Butch was quick to reply to my email and he and Fonda met us at their place and we chatted all about boondocking. They are right on the road with plenty of parking and also provided 30 AMP electricity. To top it off, they kindly gave us some delicious watermelon. Thanks, Butch & Fonda, for a peaceful sleep "on the road".


June 2016

level spot

We matched up well with the hosts and easily could have imposed on them for several day if time allowed. Will definitely keep them in our address book and find them at a CG or BML land in the future.


May 2015

Perfect Hosts!

We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Butch and Fonda. They're perfect hosts and provided a convenient stop on our way to the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart the next morning. We had level parking with an offer of electric if we wanted it. Their town is so small that it was quiet all night and felt more like we were in the country. We woke to the songs of many birds including morning doves and a neighborhood rooster. Having grown up on a farm, I felt right at home.


August 2013

Great place in small town

Met Butch and Fonda when we arrived to stay at their place in Twelve Mile, Indiana at their machine and fabrication shop. Very nice people. Got along just fine and yes we do recommend other people to boondock at their place.


September 2012

Great overnight site

Used the search and found an overnight "haven" from Butch and Fonda in Twelve Mile, IN. They were extremely hospitable and we felt very safe on their property. Great dry, level site for our overnight in a 40 foot 5th wheel.