What is Xscapers?
"Xscapers is a support network geared toward a new generation of RVers who have not yet retired and who have already, or are aspiring to, hit the road pursuing a full-time or part-time nomadic lifestyle.”
The RVing Demographic is Changing
Working on the road or raising a family while nomadic is no longer a rarity but a rapidly growing segment of the RV lifestyle. Modern technology has provided new tools to make life on the road easier, making pursuing this dream increasingly possible for many aspiring RVers. Xscapers embraces this change and is ready to be a part of it with you. This isn’t only our way of life, it’s a conscious ideal.
We are an RV lifestyle group of Escapees RV Club that is inspired by the club’s original roots. Escapees founders Joe and Kay Peterson were just 43 years old and working on the road when they started full-time RVing. When they formed the Escapees RV Club in 1978, 40 percent of the members were under age 50, the majority were still working at least part-time, and nine of the first 100 member-families were traveling full-time with their kids. Xscapers is an extension of those original roots with the goal to bring Escapees back to its roots of providing services for working-age RVers.
Escapees continues to be the industry leader on RV lifestyle education. This provides you with a trusted 38-year foundation that enables us to furnish a completely unique set of resources and support while still giving you a club that fits your specific needs.
Third Generation - Travis and Melanie Carr
We stepped into the Escapees organization in 2010 as the third generation of the family business, but our bond has been life-long, having been raised inside this great community.
Shortly after, we purchased our first motor home we threw ourselves into the RV lifestyle. While we traveled around the country in our 27’ Airstream with our son, Gabriel, it didn’t take long for us to fall in love. We learned quickly that we had to find a balance between working on the road and traveling with our son, but the adventure (and occasional chaos) is something we wouldn’t live without.
As we began to travel more and stay away from our home longer, we met and networked with several extraordinary RVers who work from the road, travel with their families, and live a nomadic lifestyle. When we asked them, “Have you heard of Escapees?” the response was too often the same: “Escapees doesn’t provide the kinds of resources I would use; it’s a club for retired full-time RVers.”
There are obviously two problems with this answer. First, we are not meeting the needs of this segment of RVers, and second, we are perceived as a club for retired full-timers. It dawned on us that we were no longer living up to our mission statement, which specifically states that we are “A support network for ALL RVers.” Something had to be done, and the concept of Xscapers was born.