Are you knee deep in summer travel plans? Are you searching for the perfect campsite location? We have several questions that are key to answer in your hunt for the perfect campsite. Answering these questions will make your search much more straightforward.Question 1 : What hookups do you need?
What hookup does your RV require – 30 or 50 AMP? Conversely, if you’re planning on staying in a tent or have a much smaller rig, you will not want to shell out the dollars for a 50 AMP spot if that hookup is unnecessary. Most camping locations will allow you to narrow your search by hookup.
In addition, you need to consider whether sewer hookup is a must. Some of the prettiest and more remote campsites do [...]
With gas prices soaring, you may not be driving your RV quite as much this summer. However, rather than having your RV sit idle this summer, consider fueling more trips by renting out your RV. RVs – whether purchased or rented – are in high demand. With this increase in demand, there are multiple outlets from which you can rent your RV. These companies streamline the process, even providing insurance to give you peace of mind. If you’re considering renting out your RV, check out the top 5 pros.Pro #1: Maintenance Motivation
A used RV is a maintained RV; an unused RV is often an un-maintained RV. If an RV sits in storage for a long time, pests can make their home, [...]
You have likely already started to dream about and plan for your summer RV travels. If you’re planning on hitting the road with the whole family this summer, it’s important to think through your packing list. Here are a few tips when making the RV family packing list to make sure everybody is ready and stocked to have a great time.Attire Clothing
Kids tend to get dirty, especially when camping. None of us want to over pack, but with little ones in tow, it’s wise to have a couple outfits a day for a least a five day period. It’s wise to use laundromats on the road to lessen the amount you pack; however, laundromats may not always be easily accessible. Pack items that are easily interchangeable with each [...]
In the past few years, RV ownership has sky-rocketed. With all of the uncertainties that surround us, an RV can give both peace of mind and the freedom to explore. However, if you’re new to the world of RVs, there are a few mistakes to be avoided. These mistakes are often made by those inexperienced in RV travel.Mistake #1: Trying to travel too far in one day
Many new RV drivers will try to push their distance to the max, but that’s a quick way to wear yourself out and make the trip more unpleasant. A good rule of thumb to follow is arrive by 3pm or drive 300 miles – stop with whichever of those happens first.Mistake #2: Packing too much
All of us enjoy being pampered from time to time. However, not all of us can afford a regular 5 star hotel experience. However, with a few particular additions to your RV, your can transform your next camping adventure into a luxurious retreat. Read on for five small items that can almost make you believe your RV is a 5 star hotel.#1 Luxurious towels
Splurge on fluffy, high quality cotton towels. There is nothing like a plush, soft towel to make you feel like you’ve been transported to a spa. Look for towels that are not only 100% cotton, but also made of MicroCotton. This material is softer and more absorbent than traditional cotton. These days its possible to find high end towels for under $25.#2 [...]
Did gas prices make you cut back on your RV traveling this past summer? Now that prices at the pump are finally dropping, it may be time to plan a winter RV trip. If you’re planning on continuing to use your RV throughout the winter, there are a few winter RV Essentials you’ll want to stock up on.Heat Source
One of the most important essentials is staying warm. You will want some sort of heat source for your RV. This can include electric fireplaces, a furnace, or a space heater. If you have a larger RV or motorhome, it likely came standard with an electric fireplace. Medium-sized rigs like Class C’s and travel trailers typically include a combination heating/AC system with a thermostat. Before heading out in the [...]
While we all enjoyed the mild start to this summer, temps lately have been skyrocketing. If you’ve found your RV uncomfortable, with warm air constantly drafting in, it may be time to improve the insulation on your RV. Increasing your insulation will decrease your need for air conditioning. And decreasing your need for air conditioning will lessen your pain at the pump. Learn some expert tips for how to keep your RV cool and comfortable, even during the worst summer heat.Common culprits
The following areas are some of the main culprits for taking on heat/losing cool air during the summer months (as well as losing heat and taking on cold air in the winter).
- Windows and Doors: We realize this one is a “well, duh” answer. However, windows and doors [...]
We know the painful feeling of pulling up to a gas pump – and it has never been more painful than this summer. There is no way around it. Filling up an RV is quite spendy. Consequently, this summer more than most, you want to make the most of every mile. There are several ways to improve your gas mileage when hitting the road with your RV. Follow these tips to decrease your pain at the pump.1) Keep current on maintenance
Thoroughly inspect your RV before each trip for common maintenance issues that can decrease your mileage. Over time tires lose pressure and seams and sealants need inspection. The air filters in particular can be guilty of impacting your fuel efficiency. Dirty or clogged filters can [...]
If you own an RV, it is quite important that you familiarize yourself with the batteries. You also want to become aware of all the different options, as well as the drawbacks and benefits of each. Learning these pros and cons can help you make the best battery choice for your RV and extend its lifetime.Different Types of RV batteries
If you ever need to replace a battery in your RV and you want to do the work yourself, it’s important to know the different types of batteries. The specific battery types will depend on the specific components of your RV. For example, if you can drive your RV and use home appliances, it will come with more than one kind of battery to perform both functions at the same [...]
You bought your RV because you wanted to be close to nature. However, there are some members of nature whom you would rather keep out of your home on wheels. With a few simple steps, you can protect your RV from an unwanted pest invasion. If you choose to ignore these steps, you will be ripe for some new house guests.Mouse protection
Mice LOVE campgrounds. There are many yummy incentives to keep them around. To keep them out of your RV, you are going to need to ensure they have no points of entry.
- You will need to keep doors and windows closed at the campground. If you want them open for summer breezes, make sure you have installed screens with no gaps. A mouse only needs a dime sized hole [...]