My wife and I are planning our local spring and summer RV adventures. Have you booked yours yet? If you have I am sure you have been surprised at how full some of the State Parks are already. For an Olympic Peninsula trip we booked last month, there were only three remaining spaces for a mid- week trip in August. For a trip to the beach next month, between the time my wife booked our space and then one for her brother, twenty other confirmations had been processed through the State Parks website! It looks like spring and summer 2009 is going to be a busy time for northwest RVers. And they say we are in a recession! It just goes to show, that in good times or bad, RVing is a lifestyle that won't be surrendered easily.
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.