RVing is not just a great way of experiencing camping trips, it’s a way of life and there are a dozen tips and ideas which you may find useful. Many RVers start as a tent campers and go on to transition into an RV, but whether this is your first time RVing or you are an experienced outdoorsman and camper these are some of the basic considerations that will improve your trip.
If your RV doesn’t have the luxury of solar power recharging your power generator and battery devices can be troublesome, especially if you are going to be camping for a longer period of time away from civilization. Now you could always pack up and drive to the nearest campsite, or you could bring one or two portable generators will resolve your power struggle. I recommend rechargeable generators instead of gas running one, so you can at least plug devices into it.
RV Camping Ideas
Starting up a fire and barbecue
When living and sleeping in an RV cooking inside is certainly something you are not really looking forward to. And it’s quite understandable when taking into consideration that you’ll probably need to smell out or fog out the RV once you are finish. So what’s the next best way of preparing your food without the inconvenience that goes along with it? Well the most common and fun way to cook your food outside is with a barbecue. The hardest part about barbecue isn’t the actual food preparation or cooking itself, it’s actually starting up the fire and keeping it lit. The trick about start up a fire using natural firewood is setting it up in a pyramid like shape with kindle in between. It’s very important that you position the wood correctly and may take a couple of tries to master it. Another tip when barbecuing is setting up campsite on a nice location that way you’ll not only enjoy the food but the view that goes along with it. I recommend making an extra day or two worth of food, considering the fact that you may find starting up a fire inconvenient and time wasting.
In many cases bugs are the only thing that prevents campers from enjoying their trip to the full extend. Having to worry about a something crawling in your bed or flying around and biting is quite an unpleasant experience which I’m sure you’ve had several times. May, June and early July are one of the worst times to go camping because of bugs like mosquitoes and black flies, while in late August and September bug season ends, and most of the annoying bugs clear out. Apart from bringing the usual bug repellents there are some other ways from keeping bugs at bay like lighting a kindle, dabbing yourself with vinegar and bringing lots of mint with you. Yes mint, most bugs hate the smell of mint, so bringing a mint plant or placing mints at different areas in your camper will do you a ton of good. But if you are planning on spending a lot of time outdoors hiking of finishing I recommend wearing a bug jacket for further protection and lesser worries.
Finding an RV dump station can be tricky to find, but most campgrounds provide service of dumping your waste for a cheap price of 10$ or so. If you are having trouble finding either of them, use the AllStays application or better yet do it yourself. And you can manage this by hooking the tube to the spout on the RV, point the other end of the tube into a drain, pull the black water nod to release, same for the grey water nod. After the tanks empty, close the valves rinse and you’re good to go.