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Who Camps in RVs?

As you sit near your RV rig in the morning with your first cup of coffee or tea, have you ever wondered who camps in RVs? So does your camping neighbor!

Recently, I joined a conversation among RVers sharing their stories: who they are, what they do, how they arrived, and where they are camping next. The answers were inspiring.

Who Camps in RVs

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A couple of RVers were Renaissance performers traveling to festivals to fund their adventures. Another had a new online business requiring an internet connection and four hours of work a day.

A third was a young couple on their way to the Burning Man event with high expectations. Some are frugal RVers camping on a budget. Others don’t bother collecting receipts.

Many demand full hookups while others dry camp with little more than solar panels and large tanks. Some are Turtles with everything they own in their rigs. Others are on weekend vacations from boring jobs.

Many have pets traveling with them. A few are traveling toward commitments as National Forest campground hosts while others are awaiting their seasonal jobs at an Amazon distribution center.

Some are vanning at Walmart and others are motorhoming to exclusive RV resorts. Many are Frugal RVers.

Inside your neighbor’s rig, they may be watching an action movie or football game on a 72″ screen — or outside huddled around a picnic table playing Kings in the Corner.

A few have maps and directories out to decide where they will be tomorrow night — or are daydreaming about camping next winter in Quartzite or an upcoming golf tournament. Or they’re waiting for the sun to come up so they can drop the ramp in their toybox and take off in an ATV.

Who camps in RVs? Folks just like you and me: people looking for a new view from their RV campsite, an opportunity to find something exciting from the comfort of the familiar.

Call them campers, RVers, boondockers, snowbirds, tin canners, tenters, or whatever. They are your new neighbors. They are all of us.

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