In order to really show you who the Mobergs are, we wanted to do an interview with the couple. Ron and Kerry were nice enough to answer some of our questions. Here’s what they had to say:
Hi Ron & Kerry! Tell us about yourselves. Would you say you have a home-base, or “home is where you park it?”
We have a home-base in Forest Lake, MN.
A lightning question: Describe your RVing travel style in one sentence. I’ll go first: Occasional tow-behind traveler on the slow scenic route in pursuit of food, wine, antiques, and other people’s dogs to pet.
Fifth wheel with room for guests and toys because there are numerous ways to have fun and places to see and we have a lot of fun planned.
A few more lightning Q’s: Beaches, mountains, or desert?
All of the above but in order Beaches, Mountains, then deserts.
Three things that you always pack in the RV?
Food, drinks especially if we travel with friends for theme dinners! Clothes for all-weather—practical. And the equipment needed for the fun we have planned.
Favorite meal to cook at the campsite?
Fish fry—especially walleye right out of Lake Kabetogama part of Voyageurs National Park where we spend most of our summer camping.
You come from three generations of RVers, did you always know RVing would be a big part of your life someday?
Absolutely! Kerry’s Grandparents pulled a trailer to Florida along with an Aunt & Uncle, then Kerry’s parents took the family of 7 on 3-4 week RV vacations to the East Coast and then out West – later they owned 2 RV dealerships in the Chicago Area and several RV shows. Kerry had the bug and Ron’s parents took them tenting and camping in a truck camper almost every weekend to Voyageur’s National Park and later they owned a class C and enjoyed that with the extended family.
Do you have childhood memories of camping in an RV? Tell us a moment you’ll never forget.
Kerry’s dad had a way of taking the family off the beaten path and one time he made the family walk in front of the car as he pulled the trailer on the mountainside road where a large section of the road had washed away, on top of the RV was a peacock strutting around with full feathers on display. Our family duplicated this memory from the Conroys, on a 28-day tour of the East coast with our four kids—stopping at fish markets and even gas stations and buying lobster and cooking it at beaches or wayside rests for lunch on our travels—so often our kids asked: “do we have to eat lobster again.”
Another great memory is when we visited Assateague National Park—we were in a popup camper and the wild horses were grazing in our campsite—we even extended our stay there because it was so amazing. Ron’s family often camped as a group with 8 kids in a very big tent, you can imagine there was “stuff” everywhere. They had great times around the campfire and memories made at the various northern lakes with fishing, waterskiing, hiking, and music around the fire. We wanted to continue that tradition but with less clutter, so we purchased an RV so things could be put away and seemed to better control the mess around the campsite.
You are RV pros, for sure, but what about RVing still surprises you, even after all your years on the road?
That there is more to see and discover even after multiple visits. We love how RVs have evolved and offer more storage and comfort features than in the early years.
What would you say are the greatest perks of RV travel?
Versatility, you can be as thrifty or extravagant as you choose, you sleep in your own bed and can bring along many creature comforts as well as equipment to facilitate the activities you have planned.
What would you say the biggest challenges are to RV travel?
Planning and reservations can be a challenge—there are some great apps to help with the process. We dodge some challenges by being part of a social media group to share questions and get feedback from other campers experiencing the same challenges we are.
Do you have any travel plans on the horizon? Headed somewhere new, or back to an old favorite?
In early May we are headed to Pella, Iowa for the tulip festival. Later in May we will be in Northern MN for lots of fishing through June and sprinkled through the summer then in September, we are headed to Brunet Island State Park in Wisconsin. We are in the early stages of planning a winter getaway to Texas.
As veteran RVers, what advice do you have for travelers curious about testing RV travel for the first time?
There are two ways to test the waters before you buy rent and go or find a park—like Brevard County Park or Sunshine RV on Ohio Key—that have RVs on-site or near to rent and you just drive there and enjoy the unit all set up for you. Another option is to check out websites that offer a peek into the day of those living the RV lifestyle.
Favorite quote, verse, lyric, or mantra that keeps you sane and present on your travels? Here’s mine: “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end”- Earnest Hemingway
“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures,” one of our favorites, and…..
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Ghandi
Thanks for your time and wisdom, Ron & Kerry. See you on the road!