Motorhome Camping for Beginners

Summer is upon us and it’s the perfect time to explore the country. Whether traveling near or far, the best way to take it all in is to have your home on your back – that is to say, by RV travel. Whether you own an RV or you choose to go with a motorhome rental, you’ll be glad you took advantage of this wonderful experience, seeing the countryside “up close and personal.”

There are a lot of pluses to RV travel. Even though gas is expensive, when factoring in the cost of airfare or automobile gas and hotels and restaurants all along the way, the expense factors change considerably.

There are over 16,000 campgrounds in the US that are either privately or publicly owned, making stops to suit your needs and desires a convenience virtually anywhere. Be sure, however, to reserve your campground stays in advance as campgrounds can become entirely booked.

Even so, if an attraction or a nature area catches your fancy while on the road, with the added advantages of on-the-road phones and internet service to your computer, a quick internet perusal will provide the information needed to find a near-by RV facility. That’s half the fun of RV travel – a side trip or adventure is always possible.

Perhaps you don’t own an RV. These days, that’s easily solve by motorhome hire, with beautiful RVs available to rent. You’ll have all the luxury of RV travel without the monthly payment.

What are some other things to consider regarding a recreation vehicle?

First, consider its size. It might seem delightful to have a nice big RV, but if you’re traveling with only one or two people, bear in mind fuel expense and also the issues of navigating a larger-than-necessary RV. On the other hand, if you’re a family with three kids and a dog, be sure there’s enough space for all to enjoy the experience, even when everyone is indoors on a rainy day.

Before departing on your trip designate a space for each person to put individual possessions. This is a great consideration in several ways as it lets everyone be honored even in limited space, and things are much less likely to go missing. Be sure to take along some board games and a deck of cards to spend fun time together during those rainy days or late nights.

There is also the consideration whether to have a motorized RV or to choose a trailer or 5th-wheel arrangement. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks. With a self-contained vehicle, everything is readily available. You can reach back in the living space to grab a book, or pull over and take a nap without having to climb in and out of one vehicle into the trailer. And there’s no hooking and unhooking of the trailer or 5th-wheel. However, the convenience of a 5th-wheel is the flexibility when you arrive at a destination. Unhook the trailer or 5th-wheel and off you go, additionally saving on gas.

Whatever choices you make for your RV excursion, you will surely enjoy the ride!

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