Age: 55-65

Member since December 2015

I'm retired and still have 2 teens at home. We have a bunch of dogs and cats.

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I'm retired. I like animals, photography, music, reading, cooking and eating new foods, learning new things and meeting new people - among numerous other things. Kids are home schooled.

We no longer have an RV, but the kids and I hope to get another one in the future. We loved the traveling lifestyle, and miss it.

We enjoy meeting the boondockers who come to visit. Everyone has been very nice, and everyone has a different story, so it's always interesting.

We have to ask that you do not expect to fill up your water tank while you're here though - it's gotten too expensive, as we are not on a well. City water gets spendy when everyone comes and fills their tanks - sorry!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

When we had our rig, we liked the TX Gulf Coast. Lots of beach areas to park.

drbmaniaci's Hometown

We presently live in the outskirts of Maryville, Tennessee. It's a small town, with a great greenway, about 20 miles southwest of Knoxville. It's not too far from the Smokey Mountain National Park - sometimes you can see the mountains from our yard, if the leaves are off the trees. In a days drive you can get to the Atlantic Ocean, or the Gulf of Mexico (Florida pan handle). The mountains are nearby and there are many other attractions nearby as well.

drbmaniaci's Guest Details

drbmaniaci's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

1 feet long

Sadly, we no longer have a rig. We hope to have another one in the future.

drbmaniaci's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Travels with kids, ages: Teen

drbmaniaci Has 1 Host Location

drbmaniaci's Host Location

Maryville, TN, US
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References from Guests (12)


February 2019


Our host was wonderful, very accommodating and friendly. She met us outside, showed us all we needed to get settled and said she would see us in the morning. We had a great evening, we’d come from -10 in northern Wisconsin 2 days before so we opened windows and enjoy the nature sounds. In the morning she came and visited as we packed up and chatted about out dv options. Host is friendly and kind. I really recommend this spot!


January 2019

A Gracious Host and an Excellent Stay!!!

I really can't say enough good things about drbmaniaci. To use the word 'hospitality' would be an understatement. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I hope to see you again soon and introduce you to my better half next time. Thank you again!


November 2018

Short but sweet stay

We stayed for one night at drbmaniaci’s and slept very well. It was easy to find and very convenient for travelling on to the smoky mountains! We would definitely recommend!


November 2018

Great Host!

Wonderful host! We only stayed one night but she was very kind and helpful.


September 2018

Quite, Safe

My stay at drbmaniaci's place was only one night as I was just passing through. I had plenty of room to park and the driveway was nice and level. The neighborhood is very quiet and I felt quite safe being there.


December 2017

Wonderful Family

We loved staying with Barbara and her family especially all the fur babies. We spent some time getting to know each other and we got some great advice on places to go and see. Thanks so much for hosting us.


November 2017

So very accommodating

Despite having just had surgery, she welcomed us for two nights while we took care of errands in the Knoxville metro area. Her son was such a gentleman and helped us get hooked up. The parking spot is a large, level driveway and perfect for our 23 foot Class B Leisure Travel Van. There was room to walk our two dogs and the parking location felt safe and private. We are introverts and were also very busy during the day while in the area so at night wanted to chill and go to bed early - which they accommodated nicely.

We would highly recommend this host and location, just respect her wishes on not bringing any rigs too heavy onto the driveway or using too much water (because city water = $$).


April 2017

Great place to stay for visiting the Smoky Mountains

The nicest person. Nice big yard to walk our dogs or we could walk down the street. Neighborhood is quiet. The Smoky Mountains are very close to her location. We also liked Maryville very much. She was very accommodating and even invited us in to watch a movie with them. Great conversation and a great time! We would stay here again.


October 2016

Great spot

We were the second boondockers staying during the time we needed, so we had no amenities but it did not bother us. We had a great spot next to some trees and felt very safe.

Cutest pack of doggies, lovely family.

Thank you for having us!!!!


October 2016

Very Pleasant

We made some interesting friends! Their place is at the end of a cul-de-sac; quiet and private. We maneuvered our 29' 5th wheel without incident. The parking area was perfect and we got along so well that we stayed a little longer.
Wonderful Hostess. Highly recommended.

Mortons on the Move

September 2016

Large Driveway and Great host!

We needed a place to stop to make a quick trip into Knoxville and visit Oak ridge from and this worked great! They are at the end of a street and it was a bit tight getting our 35' fifth wheel turned around so we could back into the drive. We made it work but I wouldn't recommend any larger trailer try to get in. It was a nice level cement drive and very quiet. We had a good time visiting with our host and her pups! Thank you for your hospitality. :)


June 2016

Very nice, quiet location

We arrived late but we found the driveway as described. It was easy to pull in and park on the nice level driveway and it was a very quiet, country neighborhood so we slept well that night. We left kind of early the next morning, so we did not disturb our hosts. I highly recommend this nice place for an overnight stay.