Okay, maybe not ALL RVs. But yeah, there are more RVs registered in theme camps this year than there are theme camps. And that doesn’t include the folks that were planning on RVing in the badlands.
Due to the massive influx, let’s get some RV discussion started! From a City Planning perspective, we have included your RV in your placement, but placement is based on moderately firm or better ground conditions. If ground conditions get squishy in the weeks leading up to the event, we will let folks know the impact of ground conditions.
These could vary. We could suggest larger RVs consider camping in the high ground areas of the Badlands (lightly squishy ground conditions). We could say no heavy vehicles are allowed to drive on the city roads requiring all RVs to camp in the high ground areas of Badlands (very squishy ground conditions). Or any sort of guidance or restriction that will decrease the likelihood of whole event from getting stuck in the mud for five days.
Here are some things you can do:
- Stop all planned rain dances before the event; we can double them in June, just to be safe.
- Be prepared to be flexible on your camping location; the Badlands aren’t actually bad.
- Listen to our advice and accept that ultimately it’s your responsibility to RV responsibly.
- Don’t complain too much to the volunteers.
We get it, it sucks. We know. We didn’t want to have to do this, but the alternative is worse, and we have to explain this to 140 other RVs owners today. So it would be super great if you could complain to a friend instead so that we don’t feel shitty and never want to volunteer again.
Remember camping and driving restrictions applies to everyone even you. And no I don’t know who you are. Do you know who I am?