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Marshall Wendler

Hitting the road in early 2014 as a full-time RVer was the realization of a life-long dream. After 2400+ nights camping and 7+ years later, I'm just getting started.

RVing Highlights

  • Studied RVs and RVing for almost two decades before taking up the full-time RVing lifestyle in 2014, after never having owned a recreational vehicle.
  • Spent almost 7 years as a full-timer, before transitioning into part-time RVing in late 2020.
  • I prefer to boondock and tend to avoid campgrounds unless absolutely necessary (last true campground stay was in September 2018).
Marshall's trailer at Datil Well Campground, New Mexico

My First Night On The Road - April, 2014

Marshall And Camp Addict

I bring a unique skill set to Camp Addict. As the co-founder, I definitely have more than one job description, but what I enjoy most is writing articles that allow me to share a little bit of what I've learned over thousands of nights of camping. I certainly don't know it all, and am the first to admit when I don't know something, but dang, I do enjoy sharing what RVing knowledge I have accumulated (and continue to learn).

First Stop - Aircraft Mechanic

My first career (many, many moons ago) was as an aircraft mechanic. Aviation was a passion of mine growing up, and through a sequence of events, it became my profession. Though it was a relatively short career (around 8 years), it did teach me a huge amount about how things work. How to not be afraid to tear into a machine. How to critically analyze what is going on.

Aircraft Mechanic Marshall under plane wing

A Very Young Aircraft Mechanic Marshall (1995)

Explaining So Humans Can Understand

Somewhere along the way I learned how to take complicated and confusing topics and 'translate' them so that someone with no experience can understand. This unique skill has paid off with Camp Addict. I'm able to dive deep into technical topics and explain them in ways that newbies can understand. (It helps I have Kelly as my business partner - everything I write must pass the 'Kelly Test'. If she doesn't understand it, then back to work I go!)

Making Things Work

When I'm not putting fingers to keyboard and producing the high quality content you will only find on Camp Addict, I'm handling the backend stuff that makes the site run. Trust me, there is a lot of that! (Running a successful website/business isn't easy, which may be why there is so much junk on the internet.)

Boondocking at the Valley of the Gods, Utah

Boondocking In The Valley Of The Gods, Utah

Non-RVing Experience

  • Hold FAA Airframe & Powerplant Aviation Mechanic Licenses.
  • 8 years aircraft maintenance experience, including 4 years as one of only two technical representatives for the leading civilian helicopter manufacturer, supporting worldwide owners and operators.
  • 10+ years of website development.

You Can Also Find Marshall...

In addition to sharing RVing knowledge right here on Camp Addict, I also contribute to other publications and make appearances when I can. Here are some of the places you can find me:

I've written articles for Camping World, FMCA (also here), Xscapers, Campendium, and Victron.

I've been quoted by RV Life, RVing Planet, Market Watch, Cheapism, Family Handyman, West Coast Self Storage, and CBNation.

I've appeared on numerous podcasts and radio shows, including Camping World's Stories From The Road (also here), RV Show USA (also here, here), RV Lifestyle, RV Entrepreneur, RV Advisor, Girl Camper, Amateur Traveler, and I Am CEO.

I spoke at the Xscapers Annual Bash in 2018 and 2020.

You can contact Marshall via the Camp Addict contact form.

Various Camp Addict Articles By Marshall

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