There’s no better time to take an amazing camping holiday than in the summer. With plenty of places to go and when time seems to slow down a bit, your camping holiday is definitely going to be another one for the books. That said, there are so many things to think about when pushing off to the great yonder to enjoy a wonderful time. Here are three tips that should help you spend the camping holiday in your RV with more than just photos to remind you how great it was.
Familiarize yourself thoroughly with your RV and all the other gear you intend to bring along
If you would rather not read more literature about RV driving and the rest of the gear that will make RV travels more pleasurable, then just go about practicing how to reverse your vehicle and setting up for camp. Unless you are able to smoothly back up your vehicle before you set up your tent, you could be hitting pedestrians, other RVs, or campground items by accident.
Although you could always ask for assistance from park staff, who have most likely gotten a lot of practice maneuvering vans, it pays to know pretty well how to execute a good vehicle reverse by yourself. Unless you already have a wireless backup camera in place with your GPS, being able to reverse your behemoth of a trailer can take a lot of skill, patience, and a hefty dose of courage as well.
Give yourself a pat on the back for every incident-free backing up performance. Not many people can claim they can do the same.
Give your camping gear a test so you know which ones need to be replaced or repaired and which ones are still not available and should be purchased before the camping holiday. It is best to know before you hit the road what is available to you should you need it, instead of having to head home because something is missing.
Make a thorough inspection of all the critical items you need such as camping stoves and lights and list down all the other things you need to bring along as well. You may not need one item in the beginning but when you are at camp, having it handy might be appreciated.
Safety on camping holidays
Storing a gas bottle indoors is never safe as the best area for such gear is a well-ventilated one outside and well away from ignitable materials. Always have a fire extinguisher in your motorhome or tent. When engaging in water sports activities, always have a life vest on.
Glow sticks can be placed in water bottles for some exciting night time bowling but they can also be given to children traveling with you for use at night so you instantly know their location, most especially when you are camped near the water.
Cleanliness in your RV and camp
A rubber doormat at the entrance to your tent or RV helps reduce the sand and dirt that get into the living area.
To keep from enticing curious nocturnal animals from venturing into your campsite, store food in coolers or containers outside the tent, with the zipper closed to keep insects out.
Oh, and don’t forget to write a memory on a rock you find in the campsite. It lets people know you enjoyed your stay so they can find out how to enjoy theirs too.