Life on the road offers many interesting opportunities, including attending events that are geared toward rubber tramps.
Rubber Tramp Rendezvous
The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous is held every January in Quartzsite, Arizona. This is a must-attend event for many rubber tramps. The 2017 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous was the largest yet with hundreds of nomads in attendance.
Descend on Bend
Van dwellers in the Northwest may be interested in the annual Descend on Bend gathering. This event is billed as an “annual gathering of fellow travelers and van dwellers in the Oregon Outback.” Descend on Bend will be held October 5-8, 2017 at Outback Station in La Pine, Oregon. Tickets are $55 per person.
Van Build Party
The first Van Build Party was held in November 2016 near Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The event connected nomads with tools and skills with those who needed some help building out their rigs. Jamie Dimon, who organized the event, plans to host another build party in November 2017.
Debra Dickinson hosts an annual gathering for van dwellers and nomads at Rice Ranch in Quartzsite, Arizona each December. Rice Ranch is at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Kuehn Street (just across from the Big Tent), and offers inexpensive dry dock camping.
Follow Debra’s YouTube channel for more information each year.