Events and Press

Kelly and Marshall of Camp Addict love spreading the word about RVing. Below are places Camp Addict has been featured and events they have appeared at.

At Camp Addict, we love doing what we can to help you, the RVer. We are honored to contribute to relevant organizations with blog posts that teach different topics, do talks here and there, as well as appear as guests on radio shows and podcasts. We also sponsor events we believe in.


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KOA

(April 2021) Kelly contributed to the article "10 Questions You Should Ask If You Are A First-Time Camper" where she talked about how expectations should be discussed. Read the article.

(January 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "8 Ingenious Money-Saving Tips From Full-Time RVers" where she gave her advice on how to save a little cash while on the road. Read the article.

(October 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "Meet These Endearing Pets Who Have Camped More Than Most People" where she talked about her two 'girls'. Read the article.

(June 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "10 Tips For First-Timers From Experienced RV Veterans" and spoke to the importance of making friends while on the road. Read the article.

(June 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "8 Accessories Avid RVers Can't Camp Without" and talked about her love for electric trailer jacks. Read the article.


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Monkeys and Mountains

(March 2021) Kelly contributed to the article "9 RV Adventures Recommended By Experienced RVers" where she discussed one of her favorite boondocking spots in Arizona.

Read the article.


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Cheapism

(February 2021) Kelly contributed to the article "22 Important Things to Consider Before Buying an RV" by giving tips about ins and outs of buying an RV, whether from a private party seller or from a dealer. Read the article.

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "How to RV Without Going Stir-Crazy" by suggesting that travelers should be spontaneous and see the local sights. Read the article.

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "10 Tricks for Staying Cool in Your RV" by giving the advice of buying an RV with windows that open so you can let the breeze in. Read the article.

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "RV With a View: Scenic Spots to Park Across America" by suggesting that a campsite on the beach in Florida might be right for the beach goers. Read the article.

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "How to Find Places to Boondock or Free Park in Your RV" where she gave the advice to stay at a big box store (where it's allowed) for a quick overnight while traveling. Read the article.

(June 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "Renting a RV? These Are the Features You'll Want — and Some You Won't" where she gave expert advice on what to look for when renting an RV. Read the article.

(June 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "22 Important Things to Consider Before Buying an RV" where she explained why you might want to consider a used RV. Read the article.

(June 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "12 Expert Tips for Saving Money on RV Living" where her expert advice was to go smaller and consider a travel trailer instead of a motorhome. Read the article.


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Cruise America

(February 2021) Camp Addict made the #1 spot in the list "Most Adventurous RV Boondocking Blogs to Inspire You" by Cruise America.

Read the article.


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Yahoo Finance

(February 2021) Kelly was a featured expert in the article "6 Simple Ways To Cut Costs on Your RV Trip" giving tips on how to save money on an RV trip. Also included were some pandemic safety tips.

Read the article.


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MarCELL Temperature Monitor

(February 2021) MarCELL features our story about how Kelly's MarCELL saved the lives of her dogs while camping in the summer heat. We have promoted the MarCELL for a good while now, and were happy to share this success story with the company.

Read the article.


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NerdWallet

(December 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "10 RV Secrets Straight From The Experts" where she discussed things to look for in an RV slide when looking at recreational vehicles.

Read the article.


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Drivin' & Vibin'

(September 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "Should You Avoid (Or Not) A Used RV?" where she recommended any prospective RV buyer join the RV Consumer Group.

Read the article.


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CEO Blog Nation

(September 2020) Marshall appeared on the I Am CEO Podcast where he explained the ins and outs of running your own company while traveling full-time as a nomad. Listen to the episode below or here.

(February 2020) Marshall contributed to the article "25 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Their Industries" where he talked about why he loves working on Camp Addict. Read the article.


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Bloomberg Businessweek

(August 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "Time to Try Life on the Road? No, Say Longtime ‘Van Lifers’" where she gave her view on the prices associated with the hot van life movement.

Read the article.


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Today

(July 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "Is it safe to camp right now? What you should know" where she said to make reservations if you want to get a campground site as they are going fast with the increased interest in RVing.

Read the article.


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Business Insider

(July 2020) Camp Addict was quoted in the article "A guide to the 8 types of RV explained, from Class A to camper vans" where we were quoted about teardrop trailers.

Read the article.


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New York Magazine

(June 2020) Kelly contributed to "The Best RV Accessories, According To Experts" where she gave her top pick for RV mats. Read the article.

(June 2020) Kelly contributed to "The Rapid Rise of the Recreational Vehicle A semi-completist guide for first-timers" where she gave her pick for the best RV for boondocking. Read the article.


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The Washington Post

(June 2020) Kelly provided much of the material for the article "Planning an RV trip? Here's what you need to know before you go." With COVID-19, RVing has become hotter than ever and Kelly gave her tips for first time RVers.

Read the article.


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Savory Experiments

(June 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "RV Rental: Ultimate Packing List" where she chimed in about what one needs to take when renting an RV.

Read the article.


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Travel Awaits

(May 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "21 Things You Need To Know Before Renting Your First RV" where she gave a couple of tips for first-time RV renters.

Read the article.


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Think Save Retire

(May 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "How digital nomads are responding to a pandemic" by explaining what she did as the pandemic flared up.

Read the article.


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Outwit Trade

(April 2020) Kelly contributed to the article "Craziest Backpacking Stories – A Compilation" where she told her (not a backpacking) story of when she put the chains on the wrong axle of her truck while towing her trailer in snow in Washing State.

Read the article.


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Xscapers Annual Bash Featured Speakers

(January 2020) Kelly and Marshall did a presentation on "How We Find Our Boondocking Spots" at the Xscapers Annual Bash in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Unfortunately we didn't video our presentation. Doesn't mean it didn't happen! In front of an audience of 250+, Kelly and Marshall discussed the techniques they use as full-time boondockers to find free spots to camp. Read more about the annual bash.

2020 Bash Presentation

(January 2018) Kelly and Marshall did a presentation on "Boondocking 101" during the Xscapers Annual Bash in Quartzsite, Arizona. you an Xscaper or an Escapee? We covered all things that are scary or seem prohibitive about boondocking so that you can learn how-to without being afraid of giving it a try. Watch the presentation video below or directly on YouTube.


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Xscapers

(December 2019) Marshall wrote the article "Finding Great Boondocking Spots" where he explains how he find his favorite off the grid campsites. Read the article.

(December 2018) Marshall wrote the article "Winter Boondocking Tips for RVers- Staying Warm & Comfortable While RVing" where he talked about how to find places to stay in the winter, and how to be comfortable in the coldest time of the year. Read the article.

(November 2018) Kelly wrote the article "Dating as a Full-Time RVer: Can It be Done?" where she discussed the pros and cons of dating while traveling in an RV full-time. Read the article.


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Girl Camper Podcast

(December 2019) Kelly appeared on the podcast to talk about Quartzsite, Arizona, which is home of the biggest consumer attended RV show in the country (Quartzsite RV Show). Listen to the episode below or here.

(August 2019) Marshall and Kelly appeared on the podcast to discuss Camp Addict and full-time RV living. Listen to the episode below or here.


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The RV Advisor Podcast

(November 2019) The RV Advisor is an advocate for RVer consumer rights. Kelly and Marshall were more than happy to talk to them on their podcast show about what Camp Addict is all about. They believed in us enough to ask us on and to share with the world why Camp Addict is different and more trustworthy than most of the other RVing education websites out there today. Listen below or here.


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West Coast Self Storage

(October 2019) Marshall gave tips in the article "Winter RV Storage Checklist" about sealing up the underside to make sure your RV is mouse proofed. This help keep the little critters outside your rig while it's put away for the winter.

Read the article.


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Best Company

(September 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "8 Car Adventures You Might Not Want to Have" where she told the story of a particularly bad flat tire she had while towing her trailer in Canada.

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Victron Energy

(September 2019) Marshall wrote the article "How a Battery Monitor changed my (RV electrical) life" where he discussed how (RV) life changing installing a battery monitor was.

Read the article.


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Campendium

(September 2019) Marshall was asked to write about his gear to have in his RV as he travels full-time. Read the article.

(March 2019) Kelly was asked to talk about what her favorite camping gear is. Read the article.


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Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA)

(September 2019) Marshall wrote the article "RV Solar Panels: Installation Basics" where he discussed the basics of RV solar. Read the article.

(June 2019) Marshall wrote the article "The Importance of Using an RV Surge Protector" where he talked about why you should use a surge protector to protect your RV's electrical system. Read the article.


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Camping World

(September 2019) Kelly wrote the article "Keeping Your RV Covered When Not in Use: What are Your Options?" where she discussed different ways to keep your RV covered. Read the article.

(July 2019) Marshall wrote the article "If You Need A New Trailer Jack, Here’s How To Pick The Best One" where he told RVers how to pick the right jack for their travel trailer. Read the article.

(June 2019) Kelly wrote the article "All of the Questions To Ask Yourself and Information You Need Before Becoming a Full-Time RVer" where she explained everything one needs to know before they embark on the full-time RV lifestyle. Read the article.

(May 2019) Kelly wrote the article "You Need To Hear This Story Before You Go Boondocking All Alone" where she talked about the time when Marshall got his finger stuck while hooking up his travel trailer. Read the article.


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Fupping

(August 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "20 Gift Ideas That Will Make Van Life a Breeze" where she gave her top pick for the female van lifer. Read the article.

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "Top 19 Gifts Road Trippers Need To Have" and gave her top gift idea for the road tripper in your life. Read the article.


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Camping World Stories From The Road Podcast

(July 2019) Kelly and Marshall appeared on the episode "Everything You Need to Know About Boondocking with Camp Addict" where they discussed all things boondocking. Listen below or here.

(May 2019) Marshall was featured in the episode "Caravanning as a Solo Traveler with Marshall Wendler from Camp Addict" where he discussed life on the road and co-founding Camp Addict. Listen below or here.

(June 2018) Kelly was featured in the episode "Boondocking and Female Solo Travel with the RV Chickadee" where she talked about traveling as a solo female and starting Camp Addict. Listen below or here.


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Car Rentals

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "8 Leadership Lessons Learned from the Road" where she discussed a couple of lessons she learned while on road trips.

Read the article.


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Travel & Leisure

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "The Best Hiking Sandals for Women, According to Frequent Travelers" where she gave her pick for the sandal she likes walking around in.

Read the article.


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Crow Survival

(July 2019) Kelly contributed to the article "50+ Best RV Accessories" where she gave her picks for the top RV accessories.

Read the article.


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Amateur Traveler Podcast

(July 2019) Kelly and Marshall appeared in an episode where they talked about traveling on highway 550 between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. One of their favorite parts of the country. Listen below or here.


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The Virtual Campground

(June 2019) Kelly wrote the article "Essential RV Tools That Will Save Your Ass" where she talked about what tools you should always have in your RV, just in case.

Read the article.


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RV Life

(June 2019) Camp Addict was featured as one of "The Top 10 RV Blogs You’ll Want To Follow" in 2019. Read the article.

(September 2017) Kelly and Marshall were featured in the article "Two Camp Addicts Share The Joys Of Nomadic Living" where they discussed why they hit the road and how Camp Addict came to be. Read the article.


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RV Lifestyle Podcast

(June 2019) Kelly and Marshall talked about Marshall's stuck finger horror story with Mike and Jennifer of the RV Livestyle. As we found out in April 2019, it can be deadly to be camping all alone. Listen below or here to hear the harrowing story of how we became painfully aware of this fact.


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RV Travel

(May 2019) Kelly contributed the RV Quick Tip "Where do you connect your breakaway cable?" in RV Travel Newsletter Issue 895 where she explains the correct way to hookup a trailer breakaway cable.

Read the newsletter.


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Coach-Net

(May 2019) Kelly wrote the article "Top 10 Ways Not To Embarrass Yourself As An RV Newbie" where she talked about mistakes RV newbies make, so that you can learn from those that came before you.

Read the article.


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Full-Time Freedom Week Sponsor

(November 2018) Camp Addict joined an esteemed list of event sponsors for the 2018 edition of Full-Time Freedom Week, which was an online event that discussed how to hit the road in an RV.


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Quicken Loans

(June 2018) Kelly contributed to the article "5 Tips to Make Your RV Feel Like Home" on the Zing by Quicken Loans blog. She suggested painting an RV's walls white makes it feel more open and lights the place up.

Read the article.


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Galavan YouTube Channel

(March 2018) Kelly and Marshall met up with Vanlifer Joni Zander in Quartzsite, Arizona where she interviewed us about Camp Addict. Watch the video below, or watch it on YouTube.


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The RV Show USA

(March 2018) Kelly and Marshall appeared on an episode of The RV Show USA radio show where we discussed how and why Camp Addict came to be. We also took live questions from a couple of listeners. Listen below or here.

(December 2017) Kelly and Marshall were featured in two segments of The RV Show USA radio show where they talked about the evolution and the inspiration behind Camp Addict. They also took some calls and answered some comments from listeners. Listen to the two parts below, or listen to Part I and Part II via The RV Show USA website.

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(November 2017) Kelly talked about life on the road as a single female and how she boondocks exclusively in this episode of The RV Show USA. She also talked a little about Camp Addict and how it came to fruition. Listen to the episode below or listen on The RV Show USA website.


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RV To Freedom - Learning To Live In An RV Full-Time

(February 2018) Kelly and Marshall were interviewed live on Facebook for the RV to Freedom online course (now part of the Escapees RVers Online University). We discussed full-time boondocking as well as busted a few myths surrounding life on the road. View the video below or directly on YouTube.


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Escapees RV Club

(Jan/Feb 2018 Issue Escapees Magazine) Kelly was featured in the "Heirloom of RVing" article in this issue of the Escapees Magazine. Kelly's mom had lived in an RV for two decades, which inspired Kelly to join the full-time RV lifestyle. Read the article.

(Jan/Feb 2018 Issue Escapees Magazine) Kelly wrote the article "Fearless Boondocking | Venture into the Wild" where she discussed one of her favorite RV subjects - boondocking Read the article.


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Campanda

(January 2018) Kelly contributed to the article "The RV Movement: Why Is RVing More Popular Than Ever?" where she talked about how RVing is a relatively cheap form of travel.

Read the article.


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The RV Entrepreneur Podcast

(December 2017) Marshall appeared on the episode "Why It’s Lame to Start A Business You’re Not Passionate About" where he discussed starting multiple online businesses (including Camp Addict) and why you need to find something you are passionate about if you are going to dedicate a large chunk of your life to a business. Listen to the episode below or here.


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RVing Planet

(October 2017) Marshall contributed to the article "Best RV Brand: 12 RV Bloggers Share Their Favorites" where he mentioned a couple of the top RV brands.

Read the article.


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RV Nomads Movie

(Filmed July 2017 - Premiered October 2018) Kelly was featured in this documentary-style movie highlighting the exploding full-time RVing movement. The story line featured Kelly's life and shows how she lives on the road, and why RV Nomads are remodeling the American Dream.  Watch the documentary below, or you can watch it on YouTube.

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