There’s something about packing up a cozy, second home and pulling it along behind you down the interstate that is both thrilling and relaxing. Maybe your RV is a small pop-up, or maybe it’s large and luxurious. Either way, no matter the size, an RV adventure should be on your bucket list of things to do. However, there are things you should do and things you shouldn’t do in an RV:
DO: Pack games
Games are a great distraction, especially ones that involve the whole family. Whether you’re out in the yard playing corn hole, or playing Clue inside due to bad weather, games can help to entertain everyone!
DON’T: Forget you are camping
This is an RV vacation. Don’t get caught up in the cozy feel of the RV. Taking time to rest is one thing, but don’t go about your normal chores and routines. The point of a vacation is to break up that cycle a little. Enjoy yourself! Make s’mores, tell campfire stories, and get out and explore nature!
DO: Remember cleanliness and or organization
Even in a large RV, it’s important to have space. A cluttered area can be very annoying and incredibly inconvenient. Remember to clean up after yourself and try to keep your things packed away neatly to avoid filling up that much-needed space.
DON’T: Ignore RV maintenance
Just like your normal car, keeping up on your RV is vital, before, during and after a trip. Empty tanks as they fill; check tires; check locks; and keep up any regular maintenance.
DO: Consider add-ons
Most campsites you visit will have amenities, like a grill, a fire pit and picnic tables. We offer several helpful amenities: WiFi, pull thrus, full hookups, satellite TV, and more. However, investing in things like a pop-up shelter can be a good idea to keep outdoor essentials available even in bad weather. Another perfect add-on is an enclosure for the shelter, like a mosquito net. This way, even if the weather is gorgeous, you can enjoy it without unwelcome guests.
DON’T: Trash your area
Tent campers tend to bring fewer items that produce waste due to their lack of space. However, an RV gives people the opportunity to bring more disposable items, such as canned soda, more packaged food items, etc. Remember to be respectful of your area and your campsite. Keep your area clean of trash, bottles and other things on the ground.
DO: Remember to bring clean water
Not every RV is equipped with a faucet that supplies fresh drinking water. If your RV isn’t, that’s okay! Just don’t forget to pick up some bottled water or a couple gallons of drinking water and water to brush your teeth, etc.
DON’T: Make set-up/break-down a one-person job
If you’re an experienced solo camper, then you can skip this tip. However, there is a lot that goes into RV camping. An extra set of eyes and hands is always useful for setting up and breaking down your site. It’s okay to rely on family and friends to help you with the tasks!
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