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RV Family Packing List Hit the road with the family

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 [...]

Spring Camping Tips Spring Camping Essentials

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 you [...]

Winter RV Camping Essentials Keep that RV running

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.

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 [...]

Camping at State Parks - Tips for your first time New interest in the great outdoors

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 [...]

Tips to Avoid Summer Crowds at National Parks Long lines at the park?

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 [...]

How to find the perfect campsite Know the Right Questions

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 [...]

Hit the road with the family

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 [...]

Spring Camping Tips Spring Camping Essentials

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 [...]

Top Ten Mistakes New RV Owners Make Welcome to the RV world!

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

You [...]

Winter RV Camping Essentials Keep that RV running

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 [...]

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