Any off-the-beaten-path traveler can feel it – the rain smells sweeter, the air is intoxicatingly thick with promise, and the crickets have begun to chirp in the greenery that has sprung up, seemingly, overnight; RV camping season is upon us, at last! And, boy, have we earned it, after the unforgiving winter we faced here in Texas. To help you make the most of your summer RV adventures, our insurance pros are here with some great tips you don’t want to miss!
Your RV Camping Season Guide
1. Plan Early
If you’ve planned RV camping trips before, you don’t need us to tell you about what a logistical nightmare it can be! In fact, just packing and planning your meals can be overwhelming! To make matters worse, cancellations and closures of campgrounds are all-too common, since 2020. That’s why you should plan your destination ahead of time, and consider some backup reservations at other campsites, in case of a cancellation!
2. Choose Your Campsite Wisely
While we are on the subject of planning ahead, where you set up camp is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. As you may already know, most RV campgrounds within a town or city tend to attract locals who are just there to party. Unless that’s the vibe you’re after, look for campsites further away from town. Not only will you have a more immersive camping experience, but you’ll probably find fewer people and a lot more tranquility!
3. Scout Out Your Route
So, now that you’ve chosen a solid campsite that’s off the beaten path, you’ll need to plan the journey. While out of the way is what you’re looking for, off-roading in a 10k lb RV loaded with camping acoutremant is easier said than done! That’s why it’s a good idea to scout out your route ahead of time, by biking or hiking it. By familiarizing yourself with the terrain, you’ll be able to anticipate and avoid any twists or turns that could be trecherous to travel in an RV.
4. Fortify Your RV
Before you load up your camping gear and supplies, make sure your RV is up to the task of keeping the great outdoors outdoors! Start with your roof; make sure it’s damage-free and waterproof! Additionally, you should pest-proof your RV. To deter uninvited guests like rodents, you can stuff steel wool in the nooks and crannies of your RV’s entrances. Since most critters hate the texture of steel wool, this is an easy trick to keep them away!
RV Camping Season Cooking
Having a kitchen while camping is great – but storage can be tricky! Invest in some RV-friendly cooking gear that you can easily tuck away.
5. Watch Your Speed
Even though your RV campsite may be out of the way, it will still have plenty of rules for guests to follow. One of the most important rules to respect is the campground speed limit. To ensure everyone’s safety, including your fellow RVers, it’s a good rule of thumb to drive a bit below the campground speed limit.
6. Check Your Coverage
Although you’ve thoroughly planned and prepared for the what-ifs, RV camping trips can still be filled with plenty of unknowns. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to start off RV camping season with a visit to your insurance specialist. Shop your policy for discounts, and take care of any holes in your coverage!
Do RV Camping Season Right.
RV Camping Season with Lifetime
Once you’ve laid out all your travel plans for the season, our insurance experts can help you with the rest! With access to multiple providers, we can help you build a comprehensice insurance policy to cover all your future adventures! Give us a call at (972) 771-2622 or visit our website today!
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