As experienced RVers, one of our most treasured objectives is to make sure that folks like you get the absolute most out of your RV. We love RVing, RV camping, and pretty much everything else surrounding the RV lifestyle, and we want to share the memory-making with everyone we can!
In the past, we’ve covered a lot about setting your RV up for success and how to maintain it on and off the road. But, what about the destinations themselves? Any go-getter or “go-with-the-flow”-er may not feel the need to put a lot of thought into this, but choosing the right campground for your RV might take a little bit more forethought than you expected.
So, what are some of the best ways to pick an RV camping destination that best fits your idea of a perfect trip? Let’s go over a few things to consider.
Choosing the Right Campground for RV Camping
Type of Trip
What are your wants and needs when it comes to the trip you’re planning? Are you and your family trying to be in the mix (near a major metro area) or off the grid? Having a clear vision for the type of trip you’re planning will make it easier to define how much access to basic utilities or services you have and which types of campgrounds you should prioritize reserving.
There’s something out there for every type of trip!
Location, Location, Location
If you’ve got #1 locked in, then this should naturally inform itself. Many RV park and campground maps can be found online, making it much easier to visualize what a stay at any given spot might look like.
Utility Needs and Campground Logistics
Hook-up availability and accessibility are two important things to consider before even thinking about finalizing that reservation. Does the spot you have your eyes on accommodate the utilities that your RV will need to rely on? How far do you have to travel to access basic amenities? How difficult will parking and hooking up be once you’re there?
When you’ve never visited a place, it can be hard to capture the nuances of camp life through pictures or reviews, so don’t be afraid to give them a call to clear up whatever may need clearing up. Getting input from someone who’s boots-on-the-ground might be the quickest way to check a spot off the list or confirm your family’s new favorite campsite.
This one might speak for itself, but the fact remains that it’s the most important, by far. Do the locations that you’re scoping out have a rich history of positive or negative reviews? Are they accompanied by pictures?
There’s no better resource for your travels than those who have been there before you. Doing your due diligence to seek out the information that they’ve provided online will make sure that your RV camping experience is fun, memorable, and most importantly, safe.
If you’re new to RV camping, you might be surprised at just how quickly spots can fill up, especially for those in and around national parks. Believe it or not, some might even require reservations over a year in advance.
While many aspects of RV life are products of going with the flow, these are a few planning tips that shouldn’t go overlooked. It may seem like a lot to consider, but take it from us: the lifetime of memories awaiting you and your family are well worth the work.
And if, at any point in your planning procedures, your RV needs an extra set of eyes or hands to prepare it for your next adventure, don’t hesitate to lean on us for expert service. Click below to get in touch with our team about how we can help today.