Posted on: 23 March 2021
Planning a vacation in your RV requires some research ahead of time so you can find the perfect campsite for your adventure.
1. Site Restrictions
Every campsite has site restrictions in place. The most common type of restriction is the length of the RV, which is typically non-negotiable. Your RV can be shorter than the prescribed length, but it cannot be longer. There may also be width restrictions, which means there isn't enough room to deploy slide outs or awnings. Other common restrictions are on the number of vehicles, recreational activities including fires, or the amount of people that can occupy a single site.
2. On-Site Utilities
Some RVs are completely self-contained, with generators, water tanks, and even TV antennas. Others are meant to depend on site utilities, such as as electrical and water hookups. There are also those that have self-contained units as a backup, but prefer to use site utilities. Make sure any campground you choose can provide any utilities that you find necessary or desirable.
3. Dump Stations
It's never a good idea to hit the road with anything in the waste tank on your RV. For convenience, most people prefer onsite dump stations so it's easy to empty the tank at the end of your trip, or even midway through a longer visit. If a site doesn't have its own dump station, you will need to find the location of the nearest dump station and determine if the journey to it is worth the time or effort.
Most people choose to camp to get away from it all. Even those that enjoy meeting and socializing with other campers will often want privacy at their campsite for at least part of the trip. To this end, it is important to know the average site size and the distances between sites. Further, find out if trees and shrubs help provide additional privacy at each site. Even widely spaced sites can seem overly public if there is nothing to screen your site from other campers.
5. Amenity Access
The amenities you desire will depend on the purpose of your trip. For example, if you are camping to be close to a theme park or for a national park visit, the camp site itself may not matter as much as its proximity to your chosen daily destination. On the other hand, if the goal is to fish, hike, or water ski, look for a campsite that has its own lake or river access, boat ramps, or hiking trails.
Contact RV campgrounds in the area you wish to visit to find the perfect site for your next vacation.Share