This is the Internet - of course you don’t want to trust. In fact, you should NOT just immediately trust ANYTHING on the 'net. Best way to help you trust Camp Addict is to help you know how and why we developed this resource.
Passion Lies Beneath
We set out to build THE #1 trusted, comprehensive complete RV resource for RVers. We saw a hole in the RVing website world and we filled it.
How do we know we are passionate about it? Because Camp addict wasn’t our first website. We first created one 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. (I’m sleeping already.) We tried spicing it up and called it Best Damn Reviews.
We worked on that for eight months and ended up very burned out and uninspired. After some long discussion, and realizing we COULD make a living from an RV website, we switched gears and we excitedly started building Camp Addict. It felt right. To be the best resource for the RV guide and review category is our #1 goal.
We Practice What We Preach
We are both (Kelly and Marshall) full-time RVers, living in our travel trailers. Combined, we have been living the life (almost exclusively boondocking) for a combined 6 years.
We are confident that the guides and review pages speak for themselves. However, since we do live the RV life, we better understand complexities of certain issues, frustrations, and challenges RVers have to deal with.
Do we know EVERYTHING about RVing? Heck no. Nobody does.
We are learning a lot ourselves as we research.
Will we be reviewing ALL the RVing things? Eventually, yes. For now, certain things won’t get reviewed until we have more hands-on experience with the subject or product.
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 say, Consumer Reports does. However, with each item reach research, we have put many, many hours into researching the product.
At times we reach out to friends who have used said product before for their experiences with it. Sometimes we have used the product. We also reach out to the manufacturer with questions when necessary.
There are times that we purchase items which we feel need hands-on testing to make a well-rounded, complete decision.
Are We Experts?
What qualifies us to make a guide and review website on the subject? Nothing more than dedication, thoroughness, a freakishly strong desire to have absolutely THE best resource out there for educating RVers. We would also add above par researching skills.
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. 😆
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 easy to forget after a while.
Hard working, dedicated, passionate, thorough, and on a mission? 100% 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 have to have an income.
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 we get a tiny commission from Amazon.
Why do we use Amazon? Because Amazon sells just about everything and anything on the planet so all of the products are there. We don’t have to store, purchase or ship any of the products. Amazon is also a trusted source when it comes to shopping online.
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! 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, from experiences you’ve had or experiences with certain products. You learn from us and we learn from your experiences just as much. 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...
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