2023 Truck Camper Adventure Rally Will Be Largest Ever

My, how time flies. It’s already mid-January and the 2023 Truck Camper Adventure Quartzsite Rally is less than a month away. At present, we have nearly 800 people and 410 truck campers enrolled in the event. The rally will be held from February 9-12 with the check-in scheduled at noon February 8. There’s no doubt about it. This will be the largest truck camper rally ever held. Reviewing the enrollment list on Eventbrite, we are seeing a lot of returnees, but also a lot of new people. The large turnover has resulted in a lot of questions about the big outdoor event, so we thought we would address the most common questions here to reduce the flow to our email inbox.

The Waitlist

The Eventbrite waitlist currently has 40 people with 30 tickets already released. A reminder that the tickets are sold by camper not by individual. Last minute cancellations are still trickling in, so if your name is on the list, don’t fret. We still may be able to get you in.

Directions to the Rally

Getting to the rally is easy. The rally will be held at the Roadrunner Wash BLM area a short distance south of Quartzsite. To get there, take the I-10 to Quartzsite. Get off on the Highway 95 exit and head south on Highway 95. Travel approximately 6 miles and turn right (west) on 53rd Street N. (do not enter the BLM area using the Highway 95 entrance due to the presence of deep sand on the main road). The Roadrunner Wash BLM Area will immediately be on your right and will be marked by a Truck Camper Adventure flag. First, sign in with the Roadrunner Wash BLM host to get your free 14-day camping permit. After signing in, follow the orange traffic cones to get to the rally. This year, we will have a large 40×20 canopy so you can’t miss the location. The location where we will be holding the rally is 33.5911 lat -114.2342 long, the same location as previous rallies. Camping is limited to 14 days for those interested in camping before or after the rally. Check-in is scheduled for February 8 at noon.

Printing Tickets

You will need both your Eventbrite ticket AND your free BLM camping permit to receive your name badge. Attendees are required to wear name badges at the event at all times. You should have gotten a confirmation email after enrolling which will allow you to print your ticket, but you may also log into Eventbrite to print your ticket as well. Simply login to Eventbrite and click on your username icon in the upper right hand corner of the website. In the dropdown menu, click on tickets. That will bring up “Orders.” Click on the large 2023 TCA Quartzsite Rally icon. Then click on the orange “print tickets” button to print your tickets. Note: TCA will also be bringing a spreadsheet of all enrollees for those who lost or forgot to bring their tickets.

Rally Sponsors

The 2023 TCA Quartzsite Raffle will be the best yet. The following companies have pledged their support for the big event: Battle Born Batteries, Four Wheel Campers, AT Overland, SuperSprings, StableCamper, Host Industries, Lance Campers, Kingstar, Expion360, Harvest Hosts, Froli Modular Sleep System, SherpTek, Omnia, Trasharoo, Tern Overland, Bowen Customs, Timbren, Torklift International, Scrubba, Viking Bags, Hellwig, Tag Trailer, Sleeper Systems, 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. Like last year’s raffle, we are taking $10 donations, which will help fund future rallies, buy equipment to make future rallies even better, and to buy prizes.

Swag will be provided by most truck camper companies including Lance, Four Wheel Campers, Host, Northwood Manufacturing, KingStar, Nimbl Vehicles, Alaskan, Hallmark RV, BundutecUSA, and NuCamp. If you don’t see your company on this list, reach out to them. Our repeated requests for swag have gone unanswered.

Best Rig Award

Like last year, we will be awarding a trophy to the owner of the “best” truck camper rig at the show. Last year’s winner was well deserved. We can’t wait to see who wins the award in 2023.

Rally Itinerary

The itinerary for the rally has been finalized. Here is where the itinerary currently stands. Note: all classes will be held under 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).
Drone shot of the 2022 TCA Rally in Quartzsite, Arizona. (courtesy of the Infinite Explorers).
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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. Have a great time this year. 400+ WOW.
    Wish I could make it. Selling my 5th wheel and looking for a TC again. Much happier that way. “Fair winds and following seas”

  2. Hi Mike, We are excited to attend our 1st TCA. We are also on the agenda to give views from our telescopes at night. We can show the constellations that are up that night via a laser and provide some handouts to anyone that might be interested. Anything else I should know about? I believe you have us listed as being “on” one night but we can be set up all 3 nights for anyone who wants to view the night sky. See ya soon!
    Linda & Frank Boecker

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