Age: 65+

Member since November 2016

Retired couple.

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Live in retirement community of Sun City. Travel by RV summers. Former Oregonians. Interests include music, hiking, photography, gardening, reading, biking, many hobbies.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Cooking, control line flying, travel experiences, sailing experiences.

bustermurphy's Pets

2 terriers, 1 golden cat

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Oregon, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado

bustermurphy's Hometown

Portland, Oregon

bustermurphy's Guest Details

bustermurphy's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

27 feet long

Our RV is a class A 27 foot Itasca just a couple years old.

bustermurphy's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

bustermurphy Has 1 Host Location

Sunny City

Sun city, AZ, US
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bustermurphy's References (31)

References from Guests (31)

Professional Nomad

May 2019

A Real Treat...

What a delightful and interesting couple Ivan and Bev are. They couldn't have been more friendly, hospitable and accommodating. Their location is in a residential community that was very quiet. I enjoyed our conversations. And, Bev also provided me with some tasty treats. They are terrific hosts. Thank you.


April 2019

Oranjuice sorry?

You didn’t stay here? Fabulous folk. Nice old kitty, nice doggie, but then there’s the Jack Russellguard dog!
Delightful stay indeed!


April 2019

Blessed to Boondock with Bustermurphy!

2nd Time Boondocking, and another wonderful experience! Bustermurphy accepted our request at VERY short notice.
They were accommodating, helpful, and fun to chat with.. Hope to spend more time with them in the future! Kaileydog enjoyed all the attention too!


March 2019

Great Hosts!

We had a wonderful stay with Bev and Ivan. They are a lovely, generous couple that graciously gave us a tour of the local area and invited us to join them for an outdoor community concert. They are in a convenient location near amenities but on a quiet street. An RV dump is available at a nearby RV dealer if needed. We look forward to meeting up with them again someday.


March 2019

Great hosts!

Such a friendly couple! Great suggestions on things to do in the area and other places to visit on our travels. It was a nice level place to park close to spring training games and other amenities. Thanks for sharing oranges and grapefruit with us!


February 2019

Wonderful place to stay!

My stay here was a very pleasant experience. The hosts are very friendly and kind. I would definitely stay here again.


January 2019

Fantastic experience!

Our stay at bustermurphy has been absolutely wonderful and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Highly recommended!


January 2019

Really great!!

Loved our time here!! Very nice folks. Love all of the plants and decor!!!! Blessings to you both .. thanks so very much. ^_^


December 2018

Super nice people!

We had a great stay! What nice and friendly people. Originally we had not play on going to Phoenix but we are sure glad we did as we got to meet Bustermurphy! Our kids are going to remember picking oranges for a long time! Thank you!


December 2018

Sunny & Football!

We had a great stay! They greeted us and helped us to back in our trailer. We were immediately offered to hook up to 30amp and water. We were invited to use the back patio too! Great location close to shopping. Orangewood RV center is about a mile away with a free dump station. We stayed to attend the AZ Cardinals game and it took us about 15 minutes to get to the stadium. Overall a great stay!


December 2018

Just like family

Very nice stay again! Actually Bev & Ivan had their neighbors over for dinner and and invited me as well! Lasagna, homemade turkey soup, dessert and Bev had fun cookie decorating kit for us to share. It was a nice time and we will stay in contact as I travel to Texas, Hawaii and hopefully back to Phoenix in March, God willing. 😊🙏❤️


December 2018

Kind Kampers

Another wonderful stay at Ivan & Bev’s! Visited a little the first night, played some Mexican Train the 2nd night. Very hospitable and friendly as usual!! Plan on staying 2 more nights before I head to TX.


November 2018

Perfect stay for our last two days :) thank you

We had two good nights at their drive way. Wonderful people, good talking and we even got some nice grapefruits:)

Thank you !


November 2018

You'll be glad you stayed here

Easy going, warm and caring hosts with fun experiences and laughs to share. They invited me into their home for coffee and ensured I had what I needed. I loved meeting this charming couple; I wish they were my neighbors!

Pat and Josie Milan

November 2018

Sunny Stay

We enjoyed our stay at Sunny City, as well as our conversations with Bev and Ivan. They have a little haven off the beaten path with hummingbirds flitting around... a great place to park for a couple of nights. Thanks for letting us stay, and perhaps we’ll see you again!


November 2018

Mexican Train fun

Had a great couple hours playing Nexican Train dominos with Ivan & Bev! Tasty lemon pie and Ivan installed new water input connector for me! I look forward to hanging out again soon!


November 2018


Sweet and kind people!!


November 2018

Another great stay!

What can I say, love these guys!


October 2018

Like family

Bev & Ivan already feel like family! God has blessed me with more wonderful friends!!


October 2018


Ivan & Bev are sweet people and I felt very safe and their neighborhood. I plan to stay again soon!!


April 2018

Felt like Family

Dave and I enjoyed out boondocking experience with bustermurphy very much. They were delightful hosts and a special treat was coffee with them and their neighbors who are also boondocking hosts......good conversation and good coffee was enjoyed by all!
Thanks so much,
joan and dave


March 2018

Great hosts

These are the best people ever. It was a lovely experience.


March 2018

Got lucky on my very first Boondockers welcome stay!

I’m very fortunate to have found such a wonderful place to stay my first time using this service. The accommodations and company were first rate. I would and plan to visit again. I feel like I have friends in Phoenix area now:)


February 2018

Convenient location in Sun City, close to Glendale Folk Festival

Friendly hosts that offered us 30 amp power for the night! They also invited us into their home to enjoy dessert, decaf coffee, and travel stories. Great stop!


February 2018

wonderful hosts

Had a great stay, quiet and peaceful. Thank you for the hydro and water fill up. May see you again before we leave Arizona.


January 2018

Great people.

A very pleasant experience. Ivan and Bev are both very kind and helpful.
I am very grateful.

Thanks again!


December 2017

Two Thumbs Up!

These two are great hosts, and wonderful people as well! They are so friendly and made me feel right at home. I definitely recommend them.


June 2017

Great hosts, wonderful overnight!

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these folks and "borrowing" their driveway for an overnight. They immediately offered a power hook up which was kind, but we declined as we have a lot of solar that works great in the Phoenix area! They are a very interesting couple and they have all kinds of hobbies that are fascinating. We had a good time visiting and having coffee with them later in the evening. Couldn't ask for nicer folks to meet. Especially as this was our first Boondockers Welcome experience.
Ken and Jerilyn


May 2017


Thank you for your hospitality! You made our stay fun restful and just downright nice. Great hosts and great neighbors too!


April 2017

Wonderful hosts

This was our first Boondocker's experience & we were delightfully surprised at what a great experience it was. Our hosts were very helpful in seeing that we had water, power & leveling but even more than that, they were the nicest, most interesting folks you could find. They are very experienced travelers & lovers of life. We count them as really good friends now after staying on two separate occasions. We hope we will see them sometime in our area.


March 2017


Bustermurphy and his parents were AWESOME hosts and new lifetime friends. We had some unexpected rig issues and it pushed back our date of arrival by a couple of days, but our hosts were very understanding and welcomed us with open arms.

They immediately offered us 30 amp and water. AMAZING!

We enjoyed a pleasant happy hour (or 2) on their back deck that over looked a golf course - absolutely lovely! Oh... and I can't forget the homemade lemon pie made from the lemon trees in their back yard. YUMMY! They have great stories about both RVing and sailing. These folks know how to live life!

The area is very safe, quiet, and comfortable and has a beautiful aroma.

We very much enjoyed our stay here and can't wait to see these folks again!