Fall RV Camping Tips
The most wonderful time for RV camping
The fall can be one of the best seasons of the year for RV camping. Campgrounds tend not to be as crowded. The surrounding areas are overflowing with color. The temperatures are often very comfortable for hiking and exploring. However, if you’ve never taken your RV out for a fall camping trip, there are a few tips to heed.
Watch the weather
Weather can make or break a fall camping trip. If there’s a particularly cold snap in the weather or a lot of rain, you may find yourself quite uncomfortable. However, because campgrounds are not as busy in the fall you can usually make plans last minute. Keep a close eye on the forecast. If the weather looks good for the week ahead, you can make your reservations a few days beforehand.
Look for reduced fees
One of the advantages of fall camping is that many campsites have reduced fees in the fall. Because this is considered a slow season, many campsites will reduce their prices to attract campers. Look around and get a campsite for a steal of a deal.
Fall camping requires a bit of different preparation than summer camping. Before heading out, make sure you’re familiar with how to use your RV heating system (and that it’s in good working condition). If you’ve only been camping in hot weather, you may not have tested out the heat!
In addition, because weather can turn fast in the fall, you will want to be familiar with how to protect your RV’s water system. If there’s a hard freeze you’ll want to disconnect the water lines from tanks and drain them so you don’t damage the water or waste systems.
Lastly, you should make sure your tires have good air pressure. In the fall, roads can be particularly slippery. Properly inflated tires will be key for safe travel.