Why Trust Camp Addict?
This is the Internet - of course you don’t want to trust. In fact, you should NOT just immediately trust what's on the internet. We figure the best way to help gain your trust is to help you know how and why we are working so passionately on this website.
Passion Lies Beneath
We set out to build THE #1 trusted, comprehensive no-bull RVing product review site for RVers. We saw a hole in this genre, so we filled it.
How do we know we are very passionate about it? Because Camp addict wasn’t our first website. Before CA, for eight months we created a website that covered a horribly boring topic. We did so because Marshall had done a website similar to that previously and very successfully. Oh, the subject? Business service reviews. (ZZZZZZZ.) We tried spicing it up and we called it 'Best Damn Reviews'.
Eight months later, we found ourselves very burned out and uninspired. After some deep research and discussion, we excitedly realized we COULD make a living from an RV website. We quickly switched gears and started building our new 'baby', and we decided to call it 'Camp Addict'. And it felt right. Our #1 goal is to be your most trusted place to go for your RV product reviews, including education on the products you will be using.
We Live The Life
We are both (Kelly and Marshall) full-time RVers, each living in our own travel trailers. Combined, we have been living the life (exclusively boondocking) for a combined 6.5 years.
We are confident that the guides and review pages speak for themselves. Because we live the RV life, we understand the complexities, issues, frustrations, and challenges RVers have to live with and deal with.
Do we know EVERYTHING about RVing? No way. Nobody does.
We are learning a lot ourselves as we research.
Will we be reviewing ALL the RVing things? Yes- That is the eventual goal. Camp Addict will never be 'finished'. We will always be adding new content.
Do we try out for ourselves every single product? No. This is impossible and impractical at this time. We do not have that kind of budget, facilities, or staff, like a company like Consumer Reports does. However, with each item we research, we have put many, many hours into researching, and sometimes using the product.
Additionally, we reach out to our full-time RVing friends who have used said product before for their experiences with it. Sometimes we have used the product. We also reach out to manufacturers directly with questions when necessary.
And yes, there are times that we purchase items which we feel need hands-on testing to make a well-rounded, complete decision.
What Makes You Two Reviewing 'Pros'?
What qualifies us to make a guide and review website on the subject? Nothing more than dedication, passion, thoroughness, and a freakishly strong desire to have absolutely THE best resource out there for educating RVers.
Are we ‘experts’ in any subject on RVing? We don’t think of ourselves as ‘experts’ by any means. That would be pretty pompous on our part. Heck, even if one WANTED to, one cannot get a masters degree in RVing. ???? We are simply two real live dedicated full-time RVers who are committed to creating the most successful and comprehensive RV product review website there is.
Even we sometimes have to go back to our own Camp Addict guide(s) to get the answer to a question we may have about a particular subject. Why? Because things are simply easy to forget after a while.
Hard working, dedicated, passionate, thorough, and on a mission? F*!% yes.
Yes, We Need To Eat!
We would be lying if we told you a big driver for creating Camp Addict wasn’t for an income. Of course it is! That’s all businesses are for, to make a living. You might have read otherwise but you probably read that on the Internet. ????
We jest, but seriously… Businesses are created to make money. Like you, we need an income. We are not independently wealthy. Using Camp Addict doesn't cost you a dime.
How Do We Make Money?
Camp Addict is an Amazon affiliate site. What does that mean? That means that any time you click on an Amazon link or any link on our site, if you buy something it costs you nothing extra, but Amazon gives us a small percentage of your purchase.
Why do we use Amazon? Because Amazon sells just about everything and anything on the planet so most of the products are there. We don’t have to store, purchase or ship any merchandise.
As far as when Amazon doesn’t have said products, we will try to become affiliates directly with the companies who have the products that we approve of. If we cannot be an affiliate of theirs, well, we will only write up the guide about said product and will list what to buy, and we won’t get a commission. We are totally fine with that.
Camp Addict does NOT get paid by any company to review or endorse products.
In no way shape or form are we trying to get one over on anybody. Our material is authentic, it’s what we wish was already out there for US to use when we need it! But it wasn’t, we saw the hole in the market, and we are filling it.
Unlike much of the material on the web that talks about RVing products and the RV lifestyle, the people behind Camp Addict (Kelly and Marshall) actually live the lifestyle. We ARE full-time RVers. This is what we do. This is who we are.
You can ask us anything. We will do our best to answer you or find the right answer. Or we will let you know we do not know the answer and cannot answer your question. It’s as simple as that!
We welcome your feedback, in the comments section of each guide or via our contact form. You learn from us and we learn from your experiences as well. Camp Addict was made by the RV community, for the RV community.
Our website is your website! To try and pull one over on you, or only produce half assed guides and reviews, would only cause us to lose your trust. That’s exactly the opposite of our goal: To be the number one trusted RVing guide and review website out there.
Thank you for reading, and...
Camp On, addicts! ❤️