Is the current economy putting a crimp in your RVing budget? If you have a lot of time on your hands and not a lot of money in your pocket, try being a campground host for the State Parks system. Typically, volunteers receive a full hook up RV space in exchange for their efforts in and around the campground. The real adventure of being a campground host is all the interesting people you will meet. If you want to learn more about becoming a campground host, visit the upcoming Puyallup Home & RV Show April 29th – May 3rd at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. Every day of the show at 1:00pm Washington State Parks will be presenting a seminar on volunteering in the State Parks. For more details on the show visit: www.mhrvshows.com
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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