Hi, My name is Paul Beddows, I am president of NATCOA, The North American Truck Camper Owners Association, a non-profit organization. We are organizing the first ever Truck Camper rally & show this spring (all RV types are welcome) in Ogallala, Nebraska June 16-18th. This will be a different type of RV show. It will be held in a State Park, in a camping atmosphere. Several owners of companies will be there including people like Ron Nash of Arctic Fox, Rex Willett of Northstar, Bob Mehrer of Snowriver & others. This will be the first time you can sit around a campfire with the guys who make your RV. Socialization is going to be encouraged. We are not planning on charging admission although we may solicit voluntary donations. A big BBQ & Potluck is planned for the Saturday. We hope to run a shuttle to nearby campgrounds & hotels.
This is a new concept & we have no idea how it will come off. If it suceeds it will become an annual event. It may even be the start of a new trend. Company presidents camping with their customers.
If you are considering downsizing so you can get into those cool boondocking spots, a TC may be for you. You will be surprised at what is available these days. Truck Campers are no longer Grandpa's fishermans special. They come with slides, leather recliners, etc. You may find its time to get rid of that big unwieldy 5th wheel once you see some of these.
Anyway the web site for the event is now up in its preliminary stage and is at: truckcampershow.com