The migration has begun! Sitting in warm sunny LasVagas with just a few days to return to Seattle, I consulted Mapquest on the shortest way home. Now you seasoned snowbirds already know the answer to this; north on Hwy 93 (using the shortcut on Nevada Hwy 318 along the way) to Interstate 84 in Idaho and to all points called home in the Northwest from there. How do I know this? My wife and I were the lone birds flying north against a torrent of RVing snowbirds soaring south. I think I saw some of them gesturing to us that we were going in the wrong direction! From the number of RVs bearing Washington, Oregon and Idaho license plates that passed us, we wouldn't have known we were still in central Nevada if it wasn't for the highway signs telling us otherwise. So if you haven't done so yet, start flapping those wings and head to warmer climates. Flying free and proud; isn't the RVing lifestyle great!
The Flyway is open and waiting for you.
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.