When I was young I thought camping was all about bugs, dirt and sweating. I was spoiled by my mom working for Marriott and we only stayed at those hotels when we went on vacation. Then I meet my husband who had been camping since he was little. His family took me camping and I wasn’t too excited about this. I was shocked how much I loved it! I was hocked the moment we went camping in New Hampshire. I never knew that the outdoors had so much to offer. We were tent campers for about 5 years until I had our daughter. At that point we upgraded to a RV so we could camp in luxury. Here are some great Rv Camping Tips I have picked up with my experience in RV camping.
Five Rv Camping Tips
- Learn hand signals to help back up– This one help us a lot! When you have a large camper trying to back into a small wooded site it comes in handy if you are able to communicate with the driver. They don’t have the be anything special just so the driver knows to go to the left, right, keep backing up and stop. The person standing outside the camper needs to make sure they are out of the way and they are able to be seen in the drivers mirrors.
- Sway bar– The sway bar moves back and forth with the motion of the vehicle to help stabiles the RV from swaying so much with the wind or passing cars. When you are not used to towing something that large these will help out a lot.
- Just because you are camping doesn’t mean you can have comfort– That’s the great thing about having a camper you get a real bed and AC! I have good sheets on the bed and a feather comforter. Try out different styles of folding camping chairs. You will be spending a lot of time sitting in front of a fire in them so you want to really love them.
- Make friends with your camping neighbors– No I’m not crazy! I’m not saying you will ever talk to them again but its a good idea to be nice. You are going to be very close to them and if you are friendly to them it will help. Say they are play music very loud right next to where your baby is sleeping, your neighbor are more likely to turn it down if you have been friendly to them.
- Get a folding camping grill– We were just introduced to this our last camping trip and I love it. When you are camping you want things to be simple. You can cook inside the RV but its so small and it seems the smoke dector always goes off. This style of grill is great for easy clean up without the mess of a charcoal grill. It is small enough to fit in the storage under the RV. Here is one style of the grill that is perfect for RV camping.
Hopefully these Rv Camping Tips help you when you are getting started on your RV camping adventures!