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
Here's how Camp Addict was born. I (Kelly) was totally frustrated with my internet searches for RV product information.
As a full-time RVer, I couldn't find most of my RVing answers online. Forums, blogs, and YouTube offered help, but only gave me tidbits of answers here and there.
Sometimes finding answers on the internet literally took exhaustive hours and hours of scouring. Sometimes I never found an answer.
But I was lucky. I could lean heavily on my friend (and now Camp Addict business partner) Marshall Wendler for help.
With his extensive technical background including being a helicopter mechanic, he knew right off how to answer, or fix, what was wrong with either of our rigs. It was SO nice to have!
Often I thought, 'How does anyone RV on their own?'
Wouldn't it be so much easier if everyone had someone who could provide the answers right off?
The best we could do for others was to create a website that featured those answers with accurate and trustworthy information about the RVing lifestyle.
And this is precisely why and how Camp Addict was born. Since launching in 2017, the Camp Addict mission is to create the most precise and the easiest to understand RVing content to help you learn about recreational vehicles and the RVing lifestyle.
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.
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.
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. Also very handy.
What People Are Saying About Camp Addict
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, we have exclusive discounts. If you use the 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 one product over another. 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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