Ask a RVer why they boondock and you are likely to receive a variety of answers.
Some boondock for the solitude, others for the convenience and some for the cost savings. Many, like my wife and I do so for all the reasons above. However, there is one more benefit of boondocking that rarely gets mentioned…. sunrises and sunsets. In the boondocks you get to enjoy the timeless beauty of both just as they have been occurring since God spoke them into existence. You see, in the boondocks there are no power lines, buildings or other man-made structures to impede your view. In the boondocks, noisy traffic, boom boxes, sirens or other man-made sounds do not exist to distract you as you watch the sun rise or set at just over a thousand miles per hour. In the boondocks your only decision is where to partake of this great show. Since there are no neighboring RVs to block your view, do you stay in the RV and watch through the window or will front and center be your favorite camp chair? Sometimes I am certain you can hear the sun say “good morning” as it rises or “good night” as it sets, either way it brings inner peace to see the grandeur of it all. If you have yet to take the plunge into boondocking, find a nice little knoll in the desert, park the RV and within 24 hours you will be hooked!
Sunrise Over the Boondocks of Anza Borrego State Park
Sunrise Over the Boondocks Somewhere in Utah.
Sunset Over the Boondocks of Arizona
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.
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