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Thinking about taking an RV vacation to discover the United States, but really don’t know where to start?
Well, let’s start at the very beginning… a very good place to start. When you rent you begin with A, B, C…style vehicles that is.
Class A Vehicles
Regarded as the top dog of the RV world, Class A vehicles are the whopping big homes on wheels that look a lot like decked-out buses. They generally come with every creature comfort you would enjoy at home and are the perfect option for those wishing to travel in style and without the normal hassles of camping.
They are also ideal for big groups or large families, with some sleeping up to 8 people.
Class B Vehicles
Ideal for travelers on a budget, Class B RVs are basically a motorhome and are the smallest of the three classes. They are economical and versatile, and without a doubt a huge step up from taking a tent in the back of a car.
These vehicles usually provided adequate cooking facilities and the amount of beds varies. They are a great option for couples, or a group of 2 or 3 friends.
Class C Vehicles
Not too fussed on taking out a huge rig, but don’t want something as small as the Class B motorhomes? Well, the Class C vehicles will be the perfect option for you!
A combination between the 2, these RVs offer almost all the facilities that a Class A vehicle does, but are a lot smaller, less fancier and much easier to park! Some of these can even sleep up to 10 people, making this the best option for travel on the cheap!
Still not sure of which vehicle you should book? Take a look at http://www.jurnii.com/rv/ to find out more!
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.
1. Why fly, when you can drive?
While many US travelers choose to fly to destinations across the country, an RV will give you the option to explore everything that can be found along the way. Rather than viewing it all from the air, why not get up close to actually experience it? Besides time, what have you got to lose?
Rather than spending your hard earned cash on different hotels every night, where you still have to put up with nosy neighbors and small enclosed spaces, why not get an RV that you can camp in wherever your heart desires. The cost in comparison to hotels and motels will almost definitely work out cheaper.
3. Gain Control
Forget about organized tours where you have to do what you are told, when you are told to do it! An RV will give you the freedom to plan your own trip and visit the places you wish to go, at your own leisure.
4. Ensure you always have a place to stay
Booking your RV vacation early will ensure you have a comfortable bed for every night of your travels. Forget about the hassle of booking hotel rooms for the night; with an RV you are always guaranteed of a soft pillow and warm duvet.
5. Cook to your heart’s desire
Forget dodgy fast-food joints and high-priced restaurants. RVs come equipped with kitchens, meaning you can cook all your own meals and enjoy them at any time of the day.
6. Explore the country right through your window
Enjoy the views as you drive along, right through your window. There will never be a dull moment when you have the open road right in front of you.
7. Choose the length of your stays
If you happen to come across a destination and absolutely fall in love with it, an RV will give you the freedom to stay just that little bit longer. There is no need to worry about getting out of your room on time; with an RV you are free to stay as long as you wish…or at least the duration of your rental.
Got any more great reasons for taking an RV vacation? Tell us about them in the comments below.