Has the RV camping bug bit you? Are you planning your first RV resort trip? Have you fixed a budget? Have you made proper reservations? Have you thought of all the items you’re going to need on your trip? These are some of the questions we will explore in this blog post in addition to providing some RV camping tips for beginners.
Driving a recreational vehicle around is not similar to driving your car. It’s a different vehicle that is big and not as easy to maneuver as your car. This is why you need to do a lot of practice driving the RV. You need to get a good feel of how it behaves, how it turns and how much effort you need to put in to make different kinds of maneuvers.
Don’t go to a camping site and hope to practice there. There will be a lot of vehicles on the ground and it might be difficult for you to make the necessary maneuvers if you haven’t had the practice.
If this is your first trip on your RV, it is better to make reservations in advance. As you gain experience, you will have a better idea of where you’re likely to get the parking space and then, you could drive around without making advance reservations. However, as a beginner, it is always better to plan your trip before you leave your home.
One of the most common mistakes made by beginners is that they pack in so much that their trip becomes all about finding the thing they need at the moment. If you want to enjoy your trip, you need to learn how to only pack necessary things. You also need to learn how to keep things organized in order to keep your life stress-free.
You do not need all kinds of kitchenware to enjoy your trip. Similarly, you do not need a lot of clothes. Pack only what’s necessary and focus on enjoying your trip.
If you are someone who likes to be connected at all times, you might be disappointed with Internet connectivity at various campgrounds. Many campgrounds offer free Wi-Fi but the speed is unlikely to be great and there are also many campgrounds where you are unlikely to find regular Internet service as they are outside of cellular service coverage.
This is why most experienced travelers recommend downloading digital guides or books to your phone, tablet or laptop as you might not get Internet connectivity when you need it the most.
If you are not aware of technical terms such as gross vehicle weight rating, gross vehicle weight, pin weight, payload capacity, maximum towing capacity and other such things, you need to get on it now. Every vehicle has a maximum towing capacity or the maximum amount of load it can carry without breaking down. You need to respect that limit.
There is a lot of good information available online in the form of videos, blogs and guides. As a beginner, it is recommended to read as much as you can and watch as many videos as you can to learn a few tips and tricks.
Another important thing you need to keep in mind is that an RV trip is meant to be a relaxing trip. You are not running a sprint. You won’t find joy in making your RV go as fast as it could.
Take your time, make some stops and learn to enjoy the slow life. Safety is paramount and you should never rush to reach a destination with your RV.
Planning in advance helps. If you are planning to stay at a particular park, know the arrival time for that park. Late check-ins aren’t allowed at all parks.
Overall, these are some of the tips you need to keep in mind to enjoy your RV camping trips. Keep in mind that an RV trip is meant to be fun and relaxing. You’re not competing with anyone to reach somewhere first. Also, you’re not going to get Internet connectivity everywhere. This is why you need to spend some time planning your trip in advance to have a great time out there.