The Top 8 Tips for RV Camping
RV vacations can be a lot of fun and finding new places to camp is often a fresh and interesting experience. There are plenty things to consider before you head off on your vacation, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 8 just for our Jurnii readers!
1. Get to RV Site Early
There is nothing worse than rocking up to an RV Park or campground and there being no sites left. To avoid this, rock up early, or better yet, call in advance to book your spot.
2. Do you really need a powered site?
Powered sites with hook-ups generally cost more, so if you don’t need to recharge your vehicle’s batteries, stick with a non-powered site.
3. How far away is the bathroom?
When choosing a site to park your RV for the night, think about its proximity to the facilities. If your RV is not equipped with a shower and toilet, it may be handy to be near the bathroom facilities of the RV Park to avoid long, walks in the dark in the middle of the night.
4. When to leave?
Have some courtesy for fellow RV travelers and try to keep leaving (and arrival) times to a reasonable hour. If you are like me, packing up your RV can be quite a noisy process (especially if you are doing it with someone else), and sites are generally close together, meaning your neighbors will hear everything.
5. Leave enough room for others
Since RVing is so popular now, you should expect RV Parks to generally be filled to capacity. So if you rock up to your site early and there aren’t many RVs nearby, keep in mind that there will be later, so stay within the bounds of your site.
6. Know your sizes
RV sites (and RVs in general) vary in size so it’s a good idea to know the dimensions of your vehicle before organizing your site. After all, you don’t want to end up with a site that’s too small, or pay for one that is just too big.
7. Boondocking? Power up first!
Boondocking is one of the most popular ways to travel in an RV and involves camping with no hook-ups (or many facilities for that matter). If you are planning on doing some of this on your trip, you will need to power up every few days, so make sure to book some powered sites along the way.
8. Stock up on Supplies at Supermarkets
Got the munchies and after some snack food? Save some money and stock up at the supermarket instead of buying snacks individually at gas stations.
Got any other top tips? Let us know about them in the comments below.