60 yr old semi-retired hardware store owner, traveling with my wife and her rescue dog. We enjoy camping in State Parks and hiking, kayaking, riding bikes, anything outdoors.
Today I spend most of my time talking about Tools, Hardware and farm supplies. I enjoy welding, fabricating, woodworking, electrical work, carpentry, and general maintenance. I’ve been camping and traveling around the US for 30 years.
Yes, our rescue dog is part Sharpei and part retriever. He is a good dog and doesn’t bark.
I am new to boondocking, but we camped with no amenities in Joshua Tree National Park in September of 2019.
We live in Fairbury, Illinois. A “one-stop-light” town of about 4000 that is a good mix of farming community and small business. Strong Christian faith and farm-to-table producers supplying fine restaurants with quality beef, pork, chicken, eggs, veggies, milk, and more. I grew up on the farm we live at, and where my business(Fairbury Fastener & Suppy), is located.
2015 Chevy Diesel 2500 (White) pulling a 2016 Puma 25TFS travel trailer. No slides.
Dwlfft was only here overnight, but they seemed like a nice couple, and they were very understanding about having to share their spot with a full timer on chemo who was self quarantining from the covid-19 virus. We were happy to be able to provide them a quiet spot to rest from the days travels😊
Nice place to stay and our host was very accommodating! Would like to stay when we have time to visit the store! Thank you!
Super friendly & a really cool business if you like tools & gear of all kinds.
Easy going, spent time showing me options for my overnight parking and fun conversationalist.
I'll be back, if they'll have me.
We had a wonderful and peaceful evening at Mayberry RFD. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area.
If you need tools, he has them!
As our first stay at Boondockers Welcome host we are very encouraged. The circumstances were extremely unusual as road construction was going on and Auto racing in town on a week night. No bother to us and Dwlfft was apologetic though none was in his control. Offering us a nice open field behind his home/professional tool store, we easily leveled and watched photo worthy sun set and rise. As a Home Improvement contractor I marveled at his stores' inventory. A must see for anyone regularly disappointed at the big box stores.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Pam & Daryl! Not only was their location lovely - overlooking beautiful farm fields - but we really hit it off. After dinner, they showed us around their place, including their Fastener & Supply store. (FYI: It has everything in the way of hardware in case a Boondocker is in need.) We would love to come back for a visit in the future.
We had a nice evening here. Quiet in spite of the factory across the road and a beautiful starry night. We also enjoyed perusing through the store for needed bits n pieces.
Dwifft was in the driveway when we pulled up, showed us several options for parking, and after we were set up offered me a tour of his store. It was very impressive, and I could have spent hours browsing the tool section! His wife met us while we were setting up, and within minutes we were discussing shared experiences in the military. Great hosts, and the only downside to the stay was the noise from the highway and the steel warehouse across the highway that operated 24/7. Even with that, we slept well.