Truck Camper Adventure will be holding it’s first ever truck camper rally near Quartzsite, Arizona, February 7-9, 2020. The rally will be held in the Roadrunner Wash BLM area (signs identifying the specific location will be posted). A two-day trip on the nearby Bradshaw Trail will be held immediately after the rally on February 10-11 for truck camper rigs equipped with 4WD. The trail is 70 miles long and will include an overnight stay in a yet-to-be determined location.
This will be an informal, meet and greet truck camper rally with a desert pot luck on Friday, February 7, and a pot luck dinner on Saturday, February 8. No admission will be charged. This means you’ll need to bring your own food, drinks, paper plates, utensils, napkins, and cups. Only those who own a truck camper may participate. Classes on various truck camper related topics will be held, including general truck camping, off-roading, solar power, and lithium batteries. Public viewings of truck campers will also take place on Sunday afternoon for those who wish to participate. A campfire gathering will be held each night as well. While classes and other activities will be scheduled each day, plenty of “dead” time will be scheduled as well to allow attendees to socialize and shop in town.
As the name implies, this will be a boondocking rally held on BLM land. No hookups or other amenities will be available, so empty your black and gray water holding tanks beforehand, bring plenty of food, water and firewood, and bring whatever camping furniture you need to be comfortable. Known as the boondocking capital of the world, Quartzsite has almost anything you need to make your stay enjoyable including RV repair and supply shops, gas stations with diesel, potable water, dump stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Since this is a boondocking rally, attendees are encouraged to use solar power since it’s quiet and doesn’t generate noise and fumes like a generator. Your neighbors will thank you for it. If you have a portable table, please bring it. We will need them for the potluck gatherings.
The weather in February should almost be perfect. Expect high temperatures in upper 60s/low 70s during the day, 40s during the night. The elevation is 1,065 feet. Prepare for some wind and possibly rain. Bring appropriate clothes for the sunny days and cool nights. For additional information on Quartzsite, click here.
Directions to the Roadrunner Wash: Take the I-10 to Quartzsite. Get off on the Highway 95 exit and head south on Highway 95. Travel approximately six miles to mile marker 99 and turn right (west) on La Paz Valley Road. The Roadrunner Wash BLM area will immediately be on your right (register with the camp host). Look for signs at the entrance to get to the rally. The stay limit is 14 days.
To sign-up for the rally, send us an email at [email protected]. State your name, how many people will be attending, and which camper you own. Also let us know if you plan on doing the followup trip on the Bradshaw Trail. Signing-up is important as it gives us an idea how many people and campers will be attending the rally. The tentative cutoff for the rally is 50 campers, so don’t delay in signing up.
Additional details including the exact lat/long of the rally site and/or changes to the rally will be issued here as they become available. Check back here often for updates. Important updates will be in bold typeface.
Enrollees to the rally are listed below. Note: If you don’t see your name and you submitted your name before, please resend to the email address listed above.
Name/Number Participating/Truck Camper Make and Model/Bradshaw Trail Participant?
- TCA (2), Northstar Laredo SC, BT
- Blasingame (2), Lance 815, BT
- Price (2), Outfitter Apex 8.5, BT
- Patrick (2), Host Mammoth
- Freisch (2), FWC Fleet
- Brennen (2), Palomino
- Catlin (2), Northstar Laredo SC
- Fitzpatrick (1), Arctic Fox 811
- Geer (2), Lance Squire 5000
- Neale (2), Northern Lite 9.6
- Reynolds (2), Northstar Laredo SC, BT
- Wyant (2), Host Mammoth
- Dunn (2), Eagle Cap 1165
- Eckert (2), Lance 825
- Rivera (2), Northern Lite 8-11 SE
- Clark (2), Arctic Fox 811
- K. Dunn (2), Arctic Fox 811
- Petroff (2), Eagle Cap 811
- Caroll (2), Lance 855
- Easley (2), Eagle Cap 800
- Perrill (2), Northern Lite 8-11 SE, BT
- Badger (2), Lance 825, BT
- Pack (2), Alpenlite 990
- Grover (2), Arctic Fox 990
- Grepling (2), Hallmark Everest, BT
- Klinger (2), Arctic Fox 1140
- Foster (2), Arctic Fox 1150
- Wall (2), Lance 850, BT
- Cooper (2), Lance 845
- Sikes (2), Lance 855s
- Berquam (2), Arctic Fox 1140
- Black (1), Lance 1055
- Caruolo (2), Cirrus 920
- Luoma (1), Arctic Fox 811, BT
- Meyers (2), Alaskan 10, BT
- Miller (2), Hallmark Ute, BT
- Nelson (1), Arctic Fox 990
- Kuzma (1), Isuzu Custom Camper
- Herzog (2), Phoenix Custom, BT