2023 TCA Quartzsite Rally Sold Out – Itinerary and Attendee List Finalized

The 2023 Truck Camper Adventure Quartzsite Rally is now SOLD OUT. With 400 truck campers, this will be largest truck camper rally ever held, surpassing last year’s record of 240 campers. If you missed out on getting tickets to this outdoor event, don’t fret. You can place your name on the Eventbrite waitlist by clicking the orange “reserve a spot” button. Being added to the waitlist does not guarantee that you will be able to purchase a ticket in the future. It only allows you to purchase an individual ticket after a ticket holder backs out.

Aside from the number and variety of truck campers, the 2023 rally in Quartzsite, Arizona will be extra special with several vendors, live music, and a large 20 x 40-foot canopy to keep attendees out of the sun during the classes. Like previous Truck Camper Adventure rallies, this outdoor camping event will be held at the Roadrunner Wash Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Area, 6 miles south of Quartzsite (see maps below). Truck Camper owners will be attending from all over the United States including Canada. All types of truck campers will be represented at the rally, including slide-in campers, truck toppers, chassis-mounted campers, and camper shells as well as those who own DIY and vintage restored campers.

Michael Ewing the Arizona Cowboy Balladeer

Truck Camper Attendee List

Truck camper owners from 46 States and Canada will be attending the rally with by far the most coming from California, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. North Dakota, Hawaii, Delaware, and Connecticut will be the only states not represented. The following is a breakdown by truck camper make for those who will be attending the rally:

  • Lance Campers (79)
  • Northwood Mfg. Arctic Fox/Wolf Creek (49)
  • Host Campers (40)
  • Adventure Mfg. Eagle Cap/Scout/Adventurer (35)
  • nuCamp Cirrus (30)
  • Northern Lite (27)
  • Northstar (21)
  • Four Wheel Campers (17)
  • Hallmark RV (12)
  • Alaskan (9)
  • Bigfoot (8)
  • DIY Campers (7)
  • Palomino (6)
  • Alpenlite (6)
  • Travel Lite (5)
  • BundutecUSA (4)
  • KingStar (4)
  • S&S Campers (4)
  • Capri (3)
  • Sunlite (3)
  • ARE (2)
  • Livin Lite (2)
  • Nimbl Evolution (2)
  • One each of the following: All-Terrain Campers, AT Overland, Composite Campers Bear, Dolphin, EarthCruiser, Four Winds, Gumption, Phoenix, Northland, Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV), Outfitter RV, OVRLND Campers, Ranch, Six Pac, Skinny Guy

Rally Itinerary

The itinerary for the rally has just about been finalized. Here is where the itinerary currently stands. Note: all classes will be held in the canopy unless noted otherwise.

Wednesday, February 8

  • 12-4pm: Arrive Roadrunner Wash BLM Quartzsite and Check-in (parking to be assigned upon arrival, get badges)
  • 4-8pm: Free Time

Thursday, February 9

  • 8:30-9:00am: Rally Kickoff and Announcements by Mello Mike
  • 9:15-10am: Basic First Aid — Kevin MacAfee
  • 10:15-11am: Boondocking 101 — Mello Mike
  • 11:15-12pm: Winterizing Your Camper – Patrick Taylor
  • 12-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-3pm: Truck Camper Open House
  • 3-5pm: Free Time/Dinner
  • 5-6pm: Omnia Demo – Karen Smith
  • 6-7pm: Dessert Social
  • 7-9pm: Stargazing 101 – Linda Boecker

Friday, February 10

  • 9-9:45am: Payload and Truck Campers – Mello Mike
  • 10-10:45am: Ford 6.0L PSD Basics – Steve Hericks (Steve’s Rig)
  • 10-10:45am: Scrubba Demo – Karen Smith
  • 11-12pm: Solar Power Basics – Mello Mike
  • 12-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-1:45pm: Basic Photography – Ric Miller
  • 2-2:45pm: Ham Radio 101 – Joel Gambino
  • 2:45-5pm: Free Time
  • 5-6:30pm: Chili Cookoff
  • 7-9pm: Live Music (Mike Ewing the Arizona Cowboy Balladeer)

Saturday, February 11

  • 8:30-9:15am: Truck Camper Batteries – Mello Mike
  • 9:30-10:15am: Intermediate Solar Power – Steve Hericks
  • 10:30-11:15am: Harvest Hosts – Kevin MacAfee
  • 11:30-12:15: Tern Overland – David Soza
  • 12:15-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-1:45pm: Cummins 6.7L Diesel Basics – Aaron Kessler (Aaron’s Rig)
  • 1-1:45pm: Onan 2500 QG 2500i Upgrade – Patrick Taylor (Pat’s Rig)
  • 2-2:45pm: Q&A Panel
  • 3-5pm: Free Time/Dinner
  • 5-6pm: TCA Raffle and winner of the “Best Rig” award announced
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Live Music (Mike Ewing the Arizona Cowboy Balladeer)

Sunday, February 12

  • 8:30-12pm: Swap Meet (bring your own table)
  • 12:1pm: Campsite Cleanup
  • 1pm: End rally and break camp (note: the limit to camp in the BLM area is 14 days, many attendees actually choose to stay and relax for several days after the rally).

Sponsors and Awards

A voluntary, donation-only raffle will be held Saturday, February 11 to support the event. No more than two tickets can be purchased per person with the typical donation being $10 per ticket. Prizes for the raffle will be provided by sponsors of the rally. So far, the following companies have pledged their support for the big event: Battle Born Batteries, Four Wheel Campers, SuperSprings, AM Solar, Host Industries, Lance Campers, Kingstar, Expion360, Harvest Hosts, Froli Modular Sleep System, Moonshade, SherpTek, Omnia, Trasharoo, Tern Overland, Bowen Customs, The Scrubba, Timbren, PopTop Overland, Viking Bags, Hellwig, Tag Trailer, and Lippert Industries. Several truck camper companies will be supporting the event with swag as well including Lance Campers, Four Wheel Campers, Host, Northwood Manufacturing (Arctic Fox/Wolf Creek), BundutecUSA, KingStar, Alaskan, and Hallmark. If you’re interested in sponsoring the event with a raffle prize, please contact us at tcadventuremag@gmail.com.

For more details on the big outdoor event, including on how to get to the event, click here.

About Mello Mike 889 Articles
Mello Mike is an Arizona native, author, and the founder of Truck Camper Adventure. He's been RV'ing since 2002, is a certified RVIA Level 1 RV Technician, and has restored several Airstream travel trailers. A communications expert and licensed ham radio operator (KK7TCA), he retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 as a CWO3 after 24 years, holds a BS degree, and now runs Truck Camper Adventure full-time. He also does some RV consulting, repairs, and inspections on the side. He currently rolls in a 4WD Ram 3500 outfitted with a SherpTek truck bed with a Bundutec Roadrunner mounted on top.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Mike.
    I will be attending the 2023 TC Rally
    I have questions. What is the best way of contacting you personally.


    Steve M.

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