Age: 55-65

Member since March 2018

Easy going farm boy


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I guess I'm what you would call "your average Joe". Grew up on a small farm in Southern Indiana, and then moved to east-central Illinois about 34 years ago when I went to work at a local refinery. I love the out doors and spend much of my free time (and there is never enough) piddling around our 30 acre "farm", doing some motorcycle or ATV riding, or maybe in the woods hunting. My wife is a nurse, and my best friend. We have a 5th wheel toy-hauler that we love to drag all over the country when we have the time.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I’m an auto/diesel mechanic by trade, but haven’t made a living in that profession for many years. I’m still pretty handy with a wrench, and a decent electrician and plumber when duty calls.

markew56's Pets

Just a couple of barn cats.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Up to this point, the only boondocking we've done has been at a few Wal-marts, truck stops, and rest areas.

markew56's Hometown

Flat Rock, Illinois

markew56's Guest Details

markew56's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

36 feet long

36' Jayco toyhauler 5th wheel towed by a Ram crew cab dually pickup.

markew56's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

markew56 Has 1 Host Location

Our Retreat at Flat Rock

Flat Rock, IL, US
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markew56's References (3)

References from Hosts (1)


July 2018

Feeling sad

Mark kindly did not use our site when he realized he could not back their LARGE truck and LARGE 5th wheel into our site without driving on our neighbor's yard. I feel so bad about it as it was close to 8:30 and I have to wonder where they spent the night. We just had a 60' combination of a 40 ft. Class A RV and large trailer, with vehicle in it, spend several days. I am going to add to my "details" that certain large vehicles may have a problem.

References from Guests (1)


September 2018

A little off the beaten track, but well worth the small amount of effort needed.

This a great place to spend a relaxing night. markew56 was away working when we stayed, but his wife was so very helpful. We did not have the opportunity to visit and share experiences this visit, but will try to correct that if we are in that area again. We would stay here again and would recommend the location to anyone.

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May 2018

Oops my mistake

Mark was right on top of replying unfortunately i messed up my travel plans and was unable to stay - i texted i hope you got it...hope there was no inconvenience - thanks again