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MrBill

Age: 55-65

Member since October 2017

Retired construction electrician

Ultra Host

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We live on an 1880 "Farmette", about a mile from town. Surrounded by corn fields. Our paradise compound! Quiet location.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Very mechanically inclined. Can usually fix anything (except the wife).

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Acadia national park Maine.
Saddle Mountain BLM near Tonopah Arizona

MrBill's Hometown

Unincorporated Joliet, West if Shorewood Ill.

MrBill's Guest Details

MrBill's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

25 feet long

25' class A, Thor Axis. Newish to RVing / Glamping, towing Toyota solara convertible.

MrBill's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

MrBill Has 1 Host Location

MrBill's Host Location

Joliet, IL, US
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MrBill's References (56)

References from Hosts (5)

kjfinkes

January 2021

Great guest

Easy to work with even as we had to make a change in location for him. Great guest and even left a thank you note :)


northdakotanut

March 2019

Thank you so much

Thanks for the photos. Welcome back anytime.


donna82

March 2019

Picture Rocks

Excellent guests, welcome anytime


EV2

November 2018

Thanks for stopping..

Wish we could have met you and hope you have a successful journey. Hope we meet you in the future and appreciate your kind words.


northdakotanut

January 2018

Hope you can return

Great communication and very respectful, thank you sir.


References from Guests (50)

monroe

September 2021

Easy Peasy!

The host are easy to communicate with I would say they are pretty laid back. Nice spot easy to get in and out of, good place to rest your head. We ate at the Ace Diner, old school outside window service nothing fancy but good sandwiches and hamburgers. The RR tracks just before Mr. Bill's Location is rough so slow down! Thanks Mr Bill and Mrs Bill we do appreciate ya'll sharing your location with us.

Monroe


jmalin711

September 2021

Execellect stay

Beautiful property and extremely easy to pull in and set up. Big thank you!!!


Pfisterville

August 2021

Easy Peasy

Host was home to greet us upon arrival. Was super friendly and helpful. We took advantage of his 15 amp for the evening because it was a hot one. Host was nice enough to let me hold their new addition, Leena. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for hosting with BW.


Themoosecaboose

August 2021

Amazing spot!

The host was incredibly friendly and accommodating and the property was beautiful. 10/10 recommend.


ResqJack

August 2021

Great Hosts, Nice Site

MrBill and his family were awesome hosts. They have 15 amp electric right near the spot to camp and everyone was very friendly. Nice level paved pad and beautiful land.


GeneandGrace

July 2021

Restful night at a convenient location

I had a restful night at this convenient location


Hwalls60

July 2021

Sweet

Just as Mr Bill described it easy peasy. Nice level slot easy hookups.


Sue and Jim

July 2021

Such Friendly Hosts!

We really enjoyed talking with Mr Bill and his wife. The level parking is on black top and easy to access. Very pretty home and grounds in an out-of-town area that was very quiet. Close enough to Chicago that we were just an hour’s drive to a northwest area bike shop that had some folding bikes that we were interested in. We enjoyed our two-day stay with Mr (and Mrs) Bill!


Nhuboondock

July 2021

Great host with a historic and beautiful farm

We was very graceful to stayed with a great host and beautiful place like Mr. Bill’s farm . Mr. Bill is humorous and easy going . It was pleasant to talk to him. The place is in quite and peaceful neighborhood. It is only 50min to drive to Chicago.
We drove to Chicago and came back late last night and made him worry about our safety. Sorry to made you worry Mr. Bill 😌. We should text you to let you know we will be late. We will be careful next time.
We can’t thanks enough for Mr. Bill’s care and kindness .
God bless !
Nhu & Kim


onthegoagain

July 2021

Awesome Location!

MrBill is a great location and the host is a most interesting person. I wish I would have stayed longer. He was amazingly accommodating and I cannot say enough positive things. Thank you MrBill !!!


sandlapper1

June 2021

Excellent His

Excellent Host quiet location easy accesable to jolie host greated us with handshake and a beautiful smile wonderful location which a great host Thanks Me Bill God Bless you Thanks for the memories lv ya man


thehellermanns

May 2021

An amazing property and host!

We had a great stay at MrBills! Easy in and out and a flat parking spot with easy access to power and water. Beautiful property! MrBill was very friendly and hospitable and even helped us diagnose a leak on our power steering pump. We are very grateful to have gotten to stay. Thank you so much!


SuzieM13

April 2021

Friendly Farmette

Very grateful to our host who gave us a level blacktop to park on, 15amp electricity and water. Nice peaceful setting close to Route 66.


Wisetravelers

April 2021

Lonniewise1

Mr Bill met us upon arrival and directed us to parking and available water & electricity. He was very accommodating and wished us a happy visit. We were visiting grandkids in the area so we didn’t spent much time at Mr Bills except for sleeping. It was very quiet area and the spot we parked on was level asphalt. I highly recommend this site if you’re in the Joliet area.


Mizike

March 2021

Beautiful farm land

I arrived and met with Mr. Bills daughter, she guided me to a space with the front view of an enormous farm. Not sure what time of farm but it was a field and nothing was growing. The evening and night brought on very strong winds up to 50 mph, but I was safe and nestled between two structures. Thanks Mr. Bill my rig and I appreciate it.


practicallylost

November 2020

Wonderful hospitality at a beautiful location

What a wonderful first experience using Boondockers Welcome! The directions were very clear, and our hosts gave us a warm socially-distant welcome upon arrival. They really went above and beyond to make our first stay comfortable and memorable, and we liked it so much we stayed a second night. Very easy to get to Chicago while still in a quiet, rural setting. Perfect all around, thank you again!


nancydeck

October 2020

Great stay in the country

I arrived at Mr. Bill's and he was there to greet my dog and me. Bill helped me to set up for the night. Pleasant host, pleasant surroundings, quiet night. I highly recommend his place.


Ddwellwood

October 2020

A place to enjoy.

We really enjoyed our two nights stay at Mr. Bill’s farmette. Easy to get to and nice and roomy. It’s only about an hour outside of Chicago so our daughter was able to drive out and spend the day with us. We are sorry that the weather wasn’t better because we would have enjoyed sitting outside in their wipe open space. We give Bill and Roberta a two thumbs up.


Kemo1921

September 2020

Quiet and Accommodating

Host was there to greet me. He helped me set up and offered electric hook up and water. Did not need water. We talked for a few minutes and then he had things to do. They liked Dakota and had no issues with him. We walked the property a couple times for exercise. It was a nice place to stay and I would stay there again if need be on a return trip to Pennsylvania.


Ontheroadagain

July 2020

Illinois Farmette

We are so grateful for our host’s wonderful hospitality! Thank you for the peaceful nights stay!
We really appreciate everything!
Look forward to seeing you in our neck of the woods!


Jamie.Smith

May 2020

Convenient and friendly

This beautiful little farmette is located close to the highway and to Chicago but is tucked away in a lovely rural location. Our host was friendly and accommodating and we had a nice (socially distant) conversation. We would highly recommend Mr Bill's for anyone passing through the area.


CarlsBadWagon

January 2020

Amazong host on a beautiful property

Mr bill was a great host. He answered very quickly and gave clear instructions. His property was very easy to get in and out of. And he offered water and electric. The water even worked now in January which was great! And only about an hour to chicago.
Him and his wife were super nice and even allowed us to stay a few extra nights while we sorted out our next steps. Which was a life saver. They really helped us out. I would recommend them to anyone staying in the area.


MusicSafari

November 2019

Our second stay

Nice stop while headed South.
Very accommodating couple.


LIVINGALIFEOFLOVELOVINGTHELIFEILIVE

October 2019

GREAT PLACE...GREAT PEOPLE!

OUR FIRST BOONDOCKING EXPERIENCE
GREAT LOCATION AND LAYOUT.EASY PARKING AND CONVENIENT WATER AND POWER
FRIENDLY,COURTEOUS,AND VERY HELPFUL FOR A COUPLE OF VIRGIN BOONDOCKERS.
THANKS.... SO MUCH FOR LEAVING THE BEST TO LAST.
D,Z.AND C


MusicSafari

October 2019

Excellent spot

Nice farmette only 90 minutes from the Chicago Loop. Friendly people.


Knippers

September 2019

Fantastic place to stay

The 1880 Farmette was great. We had electric and water and Mr. Bill was very helpful in pointing out things to see and do. We did a 21 mile bike ride on the Old Plank trail. He's selling the place so go visit and help him sell it. A beautiful and convenient place. Good time and great conversations. I would definitely recommend this place in the country.


Knippers

September 2019

Awesome 1880 farmette

Mr Bill was very hospitable and the location was ideal for us. Old Plank Bike trail was a great ride. Recommend it for sure. We had great conversations. Thank you so much.


Sailmiami

September 2019

First time

This was our first experience. Thank you Mr. Bill for being so welcoming. Nice flat blacktop parking area in a beautiful rural setting.


La Strada

September 2019

Very friendly and a quiet place

Despite difficult circumstances we were welcomed very kindly
For more than a short conversation there was unfortunately no time
We had to leave without parting -sleeping?-
Thank you for the nice and quiet stay
Mia & Clemens


rskarschner

September 2019

Peaceful

Nice peaceful farmette with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Mr Bill was a great host and very accommodating with our dogs. Plenty of yard for our dogs to roam and play. This was our first BW experience and it was an awesome first experience. 😊


Journey

August 2019

Nice and breezy

Quaint little farm, nice family. R&B directed me to the carnival in town where I enjoyed some great bands playing. I passed by Chicago speedway, if that's your interest. I was Welcomed warmly but sent text about leaving early so they could do some driveway work and I could meet up with another camper. Thank you so much for being a part of BDW👍


Miranda

July 2019

True hospitality at a beautiful location

I had a wonderful stay at Mr Bill's location. In the morning i had a lovely conversation with mr Bill and his wife and i hope to see them one day in the Netherlands!


MandyandJasper

July 2019

Awesome location near Chicago

Beautiful country setting and incredibly nice and helpful host. Our plan was to find a way to use public transit to explore Chicago. While that's totally feasible from the Joliet train station, in the end we opted to cut out the commute altogether and stay in the truck parking lot at McCormick Place, from where you can walk into the city.


Wilsonvineyards

July 2019

Near Chicago

Had an awesome stay at Mr Bill’s. It’s a beautiful little farm with a flat paved driveway. The location worked well for a side trip to Chicago for the day. They welcomed us when we arrived and were wonderful hosts!


PaulandCarolyn

July 2019

Easy stay

Easy to find, extremely level hard site with country views Handy stop over on the way to Chicago - 45 miles out, A really nice down to earth couple and we enjoyed chatting with them. Would definitely recommend


Lynntichauer

June 2019

Very welcoming

We left our trailer at MrBills for 4 days so,we could visit our son in Chicago.
We are eternally grateful to this wonderful friendly host.


Lynntichauer

June 2019

Lovely welcoming stay

MrBill was super friendly and helpful.
Couldn’t really ask for a better host.


OzinOz

June 2019

Great people, great location

Mr. and "Mrs" Bill were very cordial and welcoming. Wonderful people and a nice location outside the City's hub bub.


ashklew

June 2019

Great Overnight Stop

Mr. Bill's locations is easy to find, not terribly far off the interstate and perfectly peaceful as an overnight stay. The parking was flat and the electricity hook up was a nice bonus. We really enjoyed our stay, Thank you Mr. Bill!


RaisedByWolvesS-K

June 2019

Couldn't have been more Perfect!

We couldn't have had a more perfect first time Boondockers Welcome boondocking experience. Beautiful location, great bird watching and a lovely sunset. Other than me not listening to our GPS and my wife and having to turn around, easily located and easy access to and from the highways around the area. A perfect experience and lovely couple. Thanks Mr Bill and Roberta!


ccsowinski

June 2019

Helpful Hosts

Beautiful farm setting with gorgeous sunsets. The owners were exceptionally accommodating and provided professional expertise on RV electrical issues. Highly recommend this location.


OzinOz

May 2019

Mr. And Mrs. Bill are the coolest!

So very kind, generous and helpful by respecting privacy. Love the location to open farmlands, so peaceful And write-off Nexus of highways. Great people!


inkmuser

October 2018

Too short a visit!

Mr. Bill was extremely accommodating and helpful, and a great place to stay the night. Arrived late-ish, and wished we'd had more time to chat. Highly recommend it as a place to say.


Livinthedream

October 2018

1st time Boondocking

Great place to spend the night on are trip . Thanks again.


Smdshaw

October 2018

Friendly hosts

Nice level spot on blacktop, welcoming hosts. Easy access back to 80.


CanD

July 2018

Wonderful time. Wonderful couple. Wonderful dogs.

Really enjoyed this visit. Farms are great hosts.


durangatangRL

July 2018

Illinois farmstead

What a pleasant respite from the road for us weary RVers.
Mr. Bill was a welcoming and gracious host; so was the happy border collie, who probably would have come with us if we had let it. Mr. Bill responded quickly to our request to stay and helped us easily get situated.
Mr. Bill's small acreage and the surrounding corn fields provided a visual green feast morning thru evening while we lounged in our lawn chairs enjoying the northwestern breezes.
You will enjoy your stay there.


Campervan Zephyr

June 2018

An oasis

A lovely late 1800s farm house, silos and several outbuildings set the stage for a pleasant stay on the fringes of the suburbs. A congenial host adds to the charm.


Bonnie

June 2018

Nice

Mr. Bill came out to meet us when we arrived to show us where to park. He was very friendly we enjoyed having time time talk with him. Nice location we had a very pleasant stay.


Wantok

June 2018

Great place, great welcome

I rolled in late afternoon to find the son expecting me and showing me round. Beautiful old house - same generation as the one owned by Abe Lincoln in Springfield, which I had visited earlier that day. Mr. Bill very friendly and helpful - even found me propane not far away, just off Hwy I-55 at a large, busy centre called Ric's RV. If you're in the area and need RV assistance this is the place (Shorewood, IL, just south of Chicago). Lots of helpful staff and everything else. Mr. Bill and his family made this a very pleasant visit.


Personal References (1)

Sailingkelly

November 2020

Very Understanding Host

Mr. Bill agreed to host me and when a delayed shipment kept me rooted in Indiana, he was very kind about my first delaying, then canceling my arrival. I do hope to actually meet someday, if they'll have me.
I was happy to converse with him and thankful he was so understanding of my situation.