Didn’t make it out in your RV as much as you hoped this past summer? If you’re itching to get away to the great outdoors and willing to brave the cold, 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.
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 [...]
There is nothing quite like the peace and serenity of the great outdoors. However, camping in the parks can be a bit overwhelming the first time. If you’re new to state park camping, read on for some helpful tips.
Reservations & Check-in
Reservations are an absolute must – hopefully you already got those secured! For popular destinations, you will want to make reservations as soon as they open. Check in procedures will vary by campground, but typically campsite check-in opens at 2:30pm and check-out is at 1pm. Early arrival is generally not encouraged. Staff and volunteers need time to clean and prepare your campsite. If you’re early, a discover pass will allow you to park in the day use section of the [...]
Most of us head to the parks to get away from it all. We’re looking for rejuvenation and reconnection with nature. Jam-packed crowds and long lines have a way of quickly deflating the mood at a National Park. You could choose to only travel during the off-season, but for many, that may not be possible. If you’re hoping to hit up the National Parks this summer, follow these tips to avoid the crowds.
Go on a weekday
Many people escape to a National Park on a weekend. Consequently, for the fewest crowds try to avoid visiting Friday-Sunday. Use weekend days to visit other local attractions, or as a rest and recuperation day at the campsite. Plan to be in the park on the less popular [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
At the first sight of spring, many of us are itching to get outdoors. We are all suffering from a little bit of cabin fever at this point. However, before you throw your gear in a bag and fire up the RV, there are a few pertinent tips to help guarantee your spring camping trip is a success. Camping failures tend to add to the family lore, but that still doesn’t mean we want to purposefully set out to fail.
Dry runs are important
If you’re a true outdoor enthusiast, then your Christmas wish list likely included a slew of new camping gear and gadgets. No matter how much research you did on your shiny new accessories, it is still important to do a dry run with gear at home before [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]