Camp Addict Shares RVing Knowledge
Finding trustworthy RVing information is hard. Camp Addict Co-Founders Kelly Beasley and Marshall Wendler make it easy by providing accurate, easy to understand articles and product reviews to help the RVing newbie become a successful camper.
We Were Newbies Once
Marshall first started RVing in early 2014. Kelly started in early 2015. Before that, neither of us had owned an RV. We were newbies. We had lots of questions. We didn't know who to trust.
We've Camped A Lot Since
Making up for lost time, Kelly and Marshall have a combined 4,500+ nights of full-time RV living. From the time we hit the road, we immersed ourselves in RV living. In 2017, Camp Addict was founded to share our love of RVing.
We Aren't RV Experts
We don't know everything about recreational vehicles. However we've learned a bunch having lived in them for thousands of days. We love sharing our RV knowledge, but we also aren't afraid to admit when we don't know something.
The Origin Of Camp Addict
Back in 2016, as a full-time RVer, I was frustrated with the lack of comprehensive and reliable information available online when it came to RV products and services.
Forums, blogs, and YouTube provided some helpful tidbits, but often required exhaustive and fruitless searches to find answers.
It was only through my friendship and partnership with Marshall Wendler, now my business partner at Camp Addict, that I was able to access the expertise and guidance I needed.
This frustration and need for a more comprehensive resource led to the creation of Camp Addict, a go-to destination for all things RVing.
As a seasoned RVing expert with a background in technical fields, including helicopter mechanics, my business partner Marshall Wendler has always been a valuable resource for troubleshooting and fixing issues with our rigs.
It occurred to me that not everyone has access to this level of expertise, and that many RVers struggle to find reliable and accurate information about the RVing lifestyle.
This inspired us to create Camp Addict, a website dedicated to providing comprehensive and easy-to-understand content about recreational vehicles and the RVing lifestyle.
Since launching in 2017, our mission has been to help others learn about and make the most of this fulfilling lifestyle.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to RVing, Camp Addict has the information you need to succeed.
Involvement In The RV Community
Beyond Camp Addict, we make appearances throughout the RVing community in order to share our love of RVing and some of the lessons we've learned. Below are some of the RV related websites, publications, and events where we've appeared:
The Camp Addict Team
Kelly sped away from Florida in 2015 a full-time solo female RVer.
She resided in her 24' Crossroads Slingshot travel trailer STRICTLY boondocking and traveling (not stationary) for almost 6 years and now lives the vanlife in her Winnebago Pocket.
Animals make her ga-ga, and she makes (sometimes) killer Rice Krispy treats. Also a huge lover of glitter and iridescent things.
Marshall has been studying RVs and RVing for decades. He finally hit the road full-time in 2014 and stayed out, mostly boondocking, for almost 7 years. Now (2023) he's living the vanlife full-time.
Marshall has a technical background which is very useful for RV life when things go wrong. He has a keen sense for figuring things out.
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How Camp Addict Makes Money
While we love creating the best RVing content to help you learn about this great lifestyle, it takes up a huge amount of time for us. It is our full-time job (and more!).
In order to keep generating the kind of content that will help you now and in the future, we have setup a few ways to be compensated.
We touch on this briefly below. You can view our complete disclosure page to read about this in great detail.
There are two ways Camp Addict makes money - through advertising and affiliate commissions:
Advertising: This revenue source is pretty straightforward. We have a limited number of display ads on pages for which we receive compensation. We try to have a balance of not too many ads so that they aren't not overly intrusive, while having enough to generate sufficient revenue so we can keep creating awesome content.
Affiliate Commissions: This is a revenue source that you may or may not be familiar with. Simply put, we receive a small commission if you purchase anything on Amazon (and a few other retail websites) after going there through one of our links. For example, if you purchase a product from Amazon after clicking on a "Buy on Amazon" link on one of our pages, we will receive a very small percentage of the purchase amount that would otherwise go to Amazon.
You are never paying more for an item if you purchase it via a link on Camp Addict. In fact, in the case of some items, you get exclusive discounts!
If you use our discount coupon, you are paying less than if you went directly to a website to make the purchase.
We NEVER take payments in order to promote products.
We would rather feature a product that we feel is the best of its kind and not receive a commission for promoting it (and we indeed do this), than promote something just for the sake of making money.
Camp Addict is here for the long run and it's very important to us that we maintain your trust.
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