We have all read the reports touting the benefits of RV travel. It is family friendly, you get to sleep in your own bed every night, no hassles at the airport such as security and over booked flights, no worries about bed bugs, you can prepare your own healthy meals instead of eating fatty restaurant fare, pet friendly, go where you want when you want, it’s considerably more economical than flying, staying in a hotel and eating out every meal, etc, etc. I totally agree with all these reasons, plus a laundry list of others. But one of the major benefits, which I never hear mentioned, is that the view at mealtime is always better than some chain brand eatery along a major urban thoroughfare would offer. With an RV, you can linger over breakfast while watching the sun rise over your favorite lake, you can stop for lunch along a babbling mountain stream, enjoy afternoon tea on a mountain pass and eat dinner in the desert while watching the moon rise over the horizon, just to name a few possibilities. Can Denny’s offer that? I don’t think so! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, reservations are never required.
Views and vittles, one of the best adventures in RVing.
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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