10 Reasons Why RV camping is the best, at least in my opinion!
A vacation in the U.S. is not complete without camping. It’s a rite of passage for most Americans, and it’s hard to have more fun than when you abandon inhibitions and go out exploring new places!
While camping in tents has been around since the 1800s, other options offer better protection from bugs, rain, sun, and even bears! Yes, bears!
Check out these awesome reasons why RV camping is the best! Yes, I know you can get tents for camping cheap!
I still can’t be convinced that sleeping on the ground in your 50s is good for the bones!
RV Camping Is More Comfortable Than Tent Camping
Camping in an RV allows for camping anywhere in any weather. If you have an all-weather package on your RV that’s all the better. You will be able to camp where it is below freezing and not have to worry about your pipes and tanks freezing.
RVs are a much more comfortable way to camp. They allow you to sleep in a comfortable bed, use a real bathroom, cook, and store any food that you want. RVs also have plenty of storage space for your gear, which is perfect for those who don’t want to haul it around on their back.
Another awesome thing about RV camping is that there’s no need to find a spot! You can just drive up and park wherever you want! In the morning, drive off into the sunset without ever having to pack up. If you download the RV apps I mentioned in my other article here, you can even find free places to park.
Some people say RV camping means never having to sacrifice luxury for adventure. With no tent necessary, you can still enjoy all that nature has to offer without giving up your home life comfort!
For those days when it is rainy, you can sit inside your comfy RV and watch TV or browse online. Most RV parks also have Wifi if you can’t be without internet. Of course, most people can create hot spots on their phones with their mobile carriers as well.
The Pros of RV Camping
Camping in an RV is increasingly popular for a number of reasons. It not only provides shelter and protection from the elements, but camping in an RV can be just as fun and cost-effective as traditional tent camping. Plus, having your own RV saves a ton of money on hotel stays!
RV Camping = Convenience
An RV can provide shelter and protection from bugs, rain, sun, and even bears! And with their increasing popularity, RVs are becoming more affordable to purchase or rent each year. The average cost of renting an RV for a week is about $450-$650 depending on the size of your family.
Another great thing about RV camping is you can take your pets with you! You don’t have to leave Fido at home, he too can enjoy the great outdoors! Just don’t forget pet safety! Click on pet safety to see my article on that!
RVs are also convenient because they’re self-contained units that have all the necessities you need right inside them including refrigerator/freezer space, kitchenette, bathroom facilities with shower or bathtub, and a dining area with seating for 6-8 people.
Just think of all the money you will save on not eating out. Since you have a fully equipped kitchen you can prepare meals and save tons of money! Plus homemade is always better!
RV Camping Without the Hassle
RV camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about all the hassle that comes with camping in a tent.
Camping in a tent means you have to pack all of your essentials, including pillows, air mattresses, sleeping bags, blankets, cooking supplies, and more. If you’re not careful about how you pack your tent, it can get really heavy and cumbersome! Some tents might even require two people to carry them!
In contrast, RV camping allows you to bring everything you need from home and drive right up to the campsite. RV camping eliminates the need for lugging heavy items through a campsite and setting up a bulky tent. This makes camping much easier for people who don’t want to be dragged down by their gear!
If you do not own an RV and you are trying to decide what one would be perfect for you, why not rent one out at RVShare.com!
The Cons of RV Camping
Some of the cons of RV camping are that it requires a tow vehicle with the right capacity, which can be expensive. Or you need to buy a motorhome. While a tow setup is usually cheaper, I much prefer the idea of a motorhome for safety and convenience.
Small camping spot, noisy neighbors, barking dogs. Campground rules can be difficult with light pollution rules etc. Please review campgrounds online and their rules when you arrive. You can see a good camp review site here.
Maintenance, especially the roof! Goodness, don’t skip on that part! If you do you will end up in a very bad demo/reno situation as we did! I have a whole other post on that demo situation!
How to Make your RV Camping A+
Camping with an RV is the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy the outdoors and all that comes with it, like fresh air and trees, but you also have a place to sleep and store your things. Motorhomes in particular usually have huge garages. I have seen some tables with decent size garages as well though.
There are a few things you need to make your RV camping experience perfect:
A lot of people travel with their pets, which is one of the many reasons why RV camping is awesome! But make sure you plan for them too: If they’re not comfortable in the car or tent then they’ll be miserable on your vacation.
Bring games if there’s time before sunset because these tend to be more fun outside than inside. Some examples include cornhole, bocce ball, and cards.
Don’t forget to call ahead to your campground if you have a favorite place in mind. I have been reading an awful lot about people having trouble booking sites!
The Best Part of Owning an RV
Being able to go see family and having your own place to sleep and cook. You don’t have to worry about putting your relatives out by providing you with a place to sleep. You will have your own! This makes family reunions more fun because there will be plenty of space for everyone!
RV camping is a great way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Or to go visit relatives you haven’t seen in a while. With the right planning and equipment, you can make your RV camping experience the best it can be. To keep your pets included and along for the fun!
If you need help choosing an RV see my article that discusses that here.
See you out there my fellow Roamers!