Going Camping? Should You Buy an RV or Trailer?

camping cooking and rv'sBuying a recreational vehicle comes with a number of considerations as owners often have to learn how to drive the vehicle and perform basic maintenance. However, many owners appreciate the advantages of owning an RV and the ability to plan for long road trips including great camping and a good number of the comforts they have at home.

When might it be best to buy an RV and when is a travel trailer a better option? Explore some key advantages and differences today.

Why Purchase an RV

First-time RV owners can buy either new or used and add more features to their RV as time goes on. That means that if the budget only allows for a bare bones model, it does not preclude the ability to upgrade and customize the RV when funds become available. There are multiple ways to get started in the lifestyle without a huge commitment, such as with pop up campers or small travel trailers, but living quarters are smaller than with other options. People considering an RV can compare towables as well as drivable motorhomes, and may prefer towables as they can detach their primary vehicle for a short day trip. Read more Going Camping? Should You Buy an RV or Trailer?

Camping Vacation Tips: Leave time for the Unexpected

camping-road tripEvery destination has hidden delights and unexpected treasures that are easy to miss if one pre-programs every minute. Although it’s always wise, not to mention fun, to do some initial research before setting out for a new destination, it is often a mistake to plan so many activities that spontaneity is impossible. From quirky small museums to early morning walks and purely local eateries, try to seek out the unusual attractions that can become highlights of the trip. Concentrate on memory-making rather than simply chalking off bucket list destinations.

Here’s how to make every trip a new adventure:

Talk to Local People

Ask for suggestions of places to go and things to do from local resident and workers: Cabbies, hotel clerks, shopkeepers and diners at a nearby restaurant table are usually more than willing to offer ideas. Rather than booking a managed bus tour of a new city, arm yourself with a route map and schedule and explore via local buses. Arrange a two or three-hour excursion with a cab driver, at a specified fee, to gain an overview of a city’s various attractions. It works as well in Malmo as it does in Miami or Milwaukee! Read more Camping Vacation Tips: Leave time for the Unexpected

Essential Tools to Keep in Your RV for a Smooth Camping Trip

RV cookware essentialsIf you’re a first time RV camper, it can be hard to know what items are essential and which ones are just going to get in the way.

Our list can help you avoid trouble on the road while ensuring that the gear that you invest in makes your camping trip more convenient and enjoyable. We’ve organized our recommendations into the must haves, like good camping cooking pots, coffee pots and mess kits. As well as the things that’d be nice and the splurges.

But no matter what you take or don’t bring along, remember that RV camping is just as great as tent camping – only with better accommodations!

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