Advantages of RV Camping
With many of the same comforts of home, an RV can making “roughing it” a little less rough. A kitchen, bathroom, and comfortable bed make camping trips easier for many people. Some also enjoy having extras, like TV and air conditioning.
Understanding the RV Equipment
Before taking a camping trip in an RV, it is helpful to walk through the vehicle and understand how it works. Refrigerators, heaters, and stoves can all work differently from household appliances. It is also good to learn about the water and sewer system, how to hook up the RV, and how the batteries function.
Places to RV Camp
When traveling with a bed already on board, an RV camper just needs to find a place to park. In addition to private RV parks, you can camp in state and national forests, county fairgrounds, or even a friend’s backyard. Guides, such as Woodall’s Campground Directory, provide a list of campgrounds that are RV friendly.
Though many campers enjoy being hooked up to water, sewer, and electricity when camping, RVs don’t require them. These self-contained units include resources to sustain themselves without being hooked up in a park. The advantage of this is that campers can park their RVs at many more locations. Many national forests allow RVs to camp outside of the campgrounds in undesignated locations.
Driving an RV
Driving an RV is not the same as driving a car. Not only do they handle distinctively on the road, but also they will maneuver differently in a campground. Understand how your RV drives to better guide it through the tricky turns and parking spaces in a campground.
Article Written By Sarah Shelton
Based in Oregon, Sarah Shelton has worked as a freelance writer since 2008. She enjoys covering travel, home and garden, and automotive topics. Her articles have appeared nationwide with Internet Broadcasting, Adventure Travel and Real Estate Experts. With a major in biology, Shelton received her Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.