Tips for Just Getting in the RV and Going
Nov 3, 2016
Have you ever just wanted to load up the family in the RV and head out? There are people that plan everything so for them, the sound of this can be a nightmare but for others that like to live spontaneously, loading up the RV and heading out into the unknown seems like a dream. If you are one of those more spontaneous/adventurer types, this is the post for you. The ironic thing is, if you're planning on just getting in the car and going, you're probably not doing any sort of planning such as reading blogs or researching the best way to do it but, if you happen to come across this post by chance, it's a good read so that when you do get the urge to go camping on a whim, you are prepared.
The first thing you need to consider is the time of year. If you're planning on renting an RV for the weekend or for a week or two, you need to know that camping in the summer can get very crowded and it might be difficult to find a camping spot. However, this doesn't mean that you can't go. Many Walmart parking lots will allow campers and RVs to spend the night right in the parking lot without paying anything. It's a good alternative if you can't find an actual campground for the night.
If you plan on camping in the fall, winter
or early spring, chances are you're more likely to find a campground but they might be closed during the winter. Campgrounds will usually have discounts during the off-season but you may have to deal with a little bit more inconveniences. A lot of times campgrounds will repair bathrooms, showers or amenities during the off-season so you may not be able to use these amenities but you might get a discount because of it.
Unless you have your own RV ready to go, you're probably going to rent one. You can also find discounts on rentable RVs during the off-season and you might get deal such as two-for-one, by two nights and get the third for free etc.
If you have your own RV you might want to stock it with some items that allow you to get in and go whenever you want. These might be coats, blankets, pillows, bedding, towels, and some basic food items that won't spoil for a few months such as spices and canned goods. Perishables will of course need to be loaded up when you decide to go.
If you're renting an RV you might consider having a few bags ready to go so that you can throw them into the RV and just head out. This could be a few basic clothing items, blankets and towels as we mentioned before.
One of the best things about spontaneous camping is where you're going. Just head out and see where you end up! North, South, East or West - Get out there, explore somewhere you've never been before and have a blast! Call us today for information on reserving you RV for a great camping adventure.