January 2023 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTRs)

updated 1/14/23

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Full Schedules with Descriptions & Speakers — Click Image to Open

Due to wind/rain, movie rescheduled for Wed 1/18 at 6pm … and The Nomads Band (70’s/80’s classic rock) for 1/18 at 4pm.  Nomad Actors at 11:30am on 1/19.

RTR Jan 14-20 (schedule revised 1/14 due to weather).


Women’s RTR, Jan 7-12

Nomadland movie and the Nomads Band rescheduled for Wed 1/18. Nomad Actors Q&A rescheduled for Thurs 1/19 at 11:30am. Check for minor time changes in other Wed & Thurs presentations as well.

The Dates:

Women’s RTRSat 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

On-Going Activities:

  • 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


  • 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.

This is an amazing event, the 13th Annual, among an amazing community.
Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, here we come!