Age: 30-45

Member since October 2012

Family of 6 hoping to travel sooner than later...

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We're a family with four boys, plus mom and dad. After hosting only for the last six years, we are gearing up to go adventuring ourselves. We will be working and learning and travel as a family. We hope to explore the USA and learn alongside our kids.

Skills & Expertise to Share

My husband has a lot of handyman and mechanical skills, and he's getting some practice on RV repair with our not-so-new rig. He's definitely got a lot of tools that could be put to use.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We haven't boondocked yet, only hosted.

marybright1's Hometown

We live in Virden, IL on historic Route 66 in the Land of Lincoln.

marybright1's Guest Details

marybright1's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

34 feet long

We own a 20 year old Fifth Wheel with three slides and a F350 tow vehicle. We also travel with a Ford Edge to haul the family.

marybright1's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with kids, ages: Four boys, 14, 13, 13, 7
  • Has slideouts

marybright1's References (5)

References from Guests (5)


November 2018

Snowy driveway stay

We stayed two nights and stayed nice and warm in the vanabus while close to 6 inches dropped on our newly rubberized roof.

The family was bustling around getting ready for their own adventure. The kids were super welcoming and excited for the snow.

We let our pup play a bit but mostly stayed in due to the snow.

Perfect stop for a snowy stay!

La Strada

August 2016

Safe and quiet night

Thank you for staying on your driveway. It was an pity, there were so many bugs, so we didn't talk much,but we had an good and safe night.
Mia & Clemens


July 2016

Great family in a beautiful town

I so enjoyed staying at Mary's place! Their boys are delightful and they were all very welcoming! I took a long walk in Virden and really enjoyed the park and town square. Great Boondocking spot!

A former member

April 2016

Friendly and hospitable

I stayed at marybright's for two nights, my first stay through BDW. It was a great experience. They were very welcoming and friendly, and helpful with directions for my day of sightseeing. I enjoyed my stay with them. Thanks!


November 2013

Awsome Sun Rise

We Boondocked with Mary and Matt and the boys for one night. What a lovely family! The twins were very interested in the operation of the Slide Out and the levelers! What a lovely spot and we got to see the million dollar sun rise peaking over the corn fields. Mary and Matt provided us with electric hookup and water was available. There is enough room in their yard to turn the RV around.

We were their very first Boondockers. Robert and Pattie

PS: Pattie is now knitting rounds! Thanks Mary