Part of the joy of RVing is the freedom to go where you want, when you want, and with all the comforts of home. Traveling with other RV friends brings even more enjoyment. When RVing with a group, be sure to coordinate a campground to find the certain number of adjacent sites that you require. Simply ask to see if they can accommodate several RVs together.
Some Advantages of RVing with Friends Include:
• You can share meal responsibilities with a different RV owner being in charge of dinner on “their” night.
• Enjoy camaraderie with friends around the campfire.
• You are provided with “safety in numbers” in the event of a breakdown or when staying in an isolated place.
• Others to share your passion and outdoor activities with.
If you can`t find a campground at the end of your day’s travel or they can’t get you and your friends camped together, do what my RVing friends and I do: head for the boondocks.
In the boondocks you and your RVing friends are guaranteed a group campsite every night for free. An added bonus is that you can “circle the wagons” in the boondocks to ward off the elements, especially wind, making the nightly camaraderie around the campfire that much more enjoyable. Once the fire is quenched it is just steps to return to the comforts of your RV. Traveling with friends, just another adventure 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.