RV camping is one of the most popular ways for American families to travel to some of the country’s most stunning campgrounds — in fact, 24% of the 42.5 million people who go camping each year choose to do so in an RV that they’ve either bought or rented.
But as with any form of camping, there are certain logistical things to keep in mind while preparing for your trip to make sure you and your family have the best experience possible.
Whether you’re new to camping in an RV or you’ve been an RV owner for years, you’ll want to make sure your family camping excursion to one of the country’s best RV camping sites goes off without a hitch. Here are three of our favorite tips for making the most out of your time at RV camping sites:
It’s a common mistake many RV campers make — packing way too much and becoming bogged down with this clutter in the fairly-confined space of the RV. To avoid this, make it a point to bring the bare essentials of what you and your family will need. If you need to bring an auxiliary storage container to fit all your belongings, you’re probably over-packing. Packing lightly can help your RV’s gas mileage, too!
Bring tools and spare RV parts
Be sure to pack a well-stocked tool kit for your camping trip that includes RV-specific parts like extra fuses, jumper cables, nuts, bolts and more to help keep your RV running if a problem occurs during your drive. By doing this, you avoid having to wait for someone to ship or drive the parts to you, which can be a nuisance no one wants.
Resist the urge to be spontaneous
With an RV, it can be tempting to jet off to your next destination without any planning or preparation. However, it’s important to make sure you talk over every part of your trip with your family before leaving the house. Go over your budget, your plans for your meals, which route you want to take and whether or not you want to make stops to go sightseeing along the way.
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