January 2023 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTRs)
- Free, No Registration
- Show Up & Have Fun
- See Old Friends Again
- Make New Friends & Find Campmates
- Learn About Nomadic Living
- Go to the Open House & Show Your Rig
- Get your Annual Name Button
- Enjoy the Music & Free Pile
- Play at the Crafts Table
- Relax on the Grass & Soak in the Sun
- No-Cost Mending & Sewing
- Pick-Up Some Cold-Weather Items
- Learn About HOWA & Support RTRs
- Post Needs/Offers to Bulletin Boards
- Check out the HUGE Bluetti AC500 System on Display
- Get Bluetti AC500 Sweepstakes Tickets, a fundraiser for HOWA
Full Schedules with Descriptions & Speakers — Click Image to Open
Women’s RTR: Sat Jan 7 – Thurs Jan 12
RTR: Fri Jan 13 – Fri Jan 20
Location in Quartzsite, Arizona:
- The same place as the 2022 RTRs
- Quartzsite Town Park Baseball Field (https://goo.gl/maps/fZMMu67wNkYzKzMm8)
- Kitty-Corner from the Library at Plymouth & Quail Trail
- For stage presentations, the audience gathers on the outfield grass
- Free Pile — good quality stuff for the nomad — take and/or provide
- On Sweepstakes: Check out the BIG Bluetti AC500 power system on display
- Bulletin Boards – 1) For Needed Items/Services, and 2) For Items/Services to Offer
- Cold-Weather items for those in need at the HOWA booth – blankets, hats, sock
- <NEW> Buskers
- <NEW> Sewing services for repairs, curtains, covers, etc.
- <NEW> Art Table (official this year)
- <NEW> Food Vendors, Jan 13-15
- <NEW> Movie in the Park, Jan 14 — Nomadland
Volunteer: CLICK HERE to apply!
- Attend the Volunteer Pizza, Orientation & Training on Friday at Noon, January 6th
- Available Volunteer Positions include – sound techs, security, sign makers, set up crew, parking, bulletin boards, first aid, musicians/buskers and more.
- Volunteer to be a presenter on the HOWA stage. Topic Ideas include — Portable Power Systems, Getting Internet, Nomad Etiquette, etc.
- Gratitude for HOWA’s Volunteers: the heart of the RTRs!
Other information about the RTRs 2023, in no particular order —
- Activities of the RTRs take place between sunrise and sunset.
- Bring your own chair to sit in the audience section on the outfield grass
- Bring sun protection — water, a hat, sunscreen
- Dogs welcome — non-aggressive, on-leash, under full control of the leash-holder, as long as the dogs’ owner(s) pick-up & properly dispose of their dogs’ poop.
- Participants typically camp on the surrounding free 14-Day BLM lands or in the fee-based LTVAs. (https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/recreation-activities/arizona)
- During the RTRs, HOWA will suggest Caravan Camp Locations within the free 14-Day BLM land (http://HomesOnWheelsAlliance.org/Caravans)
- Please Leave No Trace when camping on our public lands. Pack it out!
- The Town of Quartzsite has everything you need — groceries, water, trash disposal, RV dumps, propane, restaurants, fast food, etc.
- The nearest Walmart is in Parker, about 45 minutes north of Quartzsite; the large city of Yuma is about 1.5 hours south.
- Parking at the baseball field is crowded, patience and good-humor are appreciated.
- Avoid using the park’s trash cans for your household (vehicle-living) trash. You have free access to the Quartzsite and other LaPaz County Transfer Stations (https://www.co.la-paz.az.us/DocumentCenter/View/587/Landfill-and-Transfer-Station-Winter-Hours-PDF)
- To get a work camping job, the Big Tent RV Show begins on Saturday, January 21st, the day after the RTR ends.
- This web-page will be continuously updated as the dates and activities are firmed up. Check back often.