Depending on which study you read, 77 – 87 percent of Nevada is public land? Most of it is under the stewardship of the federal government. Making Nevada the largest public campground anywhere. The majority of land is open for RVers like you and I to disperse camp. 2008 statistics list just over 2.5 million people living in the state, which works out to 18.2 people per square mile compared to a national average of 79.6 people per square mile. Best of all, for sun loving RVers, there are 331 days of sunshine a year and a scant 7.87 inches of yearly rainfall. Forgotten mining camps, strange geological formations, off-roading opportunities and rock hounding can keep an avid adventurer like me busy for a lifetime. Did I mention most Nevada campsites offer a stellar view too?
Sunrise Over Nevada Desert
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.