Amidst the winter snow and cold might not seem like the best time to be preparing for your spring RV camping, but planning your trips now is best. Plan early to ensure you get the best locations and the best rates. Start now.
With the on-going threat of the coronavirus, many people new to vacation via camper are hitting the roads in their RVs. Prime camping spaces can be hard to come by. Here’s what you need to investigate to plan your perfect trip.
Book your Campsite Now
The first step in preparing for your spring RV camping trip is booking a campsite.
In the last two years, the number of people who own RVs and who are looking for campsites has skyrocketed. This is definitely not a drive until you get tired sort of trip. Without reservations made well in advance, you might be out of luck. Or you may not be able to find the amenities you need like electric and wifi.
Most of the best campgrounds are booked months in advance especially in popular destinations like state parks and national monuments.
Do your research first, starting with online reviews of the campground itself and the amenities it offers. Check their cancellation and refund policies, especially if you are traveling early in the year when weather can have a huge impact on travel plans. Make a travel plan that includes all the contact and reservation information for your destination. Some people are comfortable keeping these notes in their phone along with a link to the campground’s website, but having an analog plan is a good back up.
Check your RV for Necessary Repairs
When was the last time you took the RV out on the road? When you are preparing for your spring RV camping trip, be sure to plan for safety and comfort.
If the RV has been sitting for more than a few months, inspect it. Now is the time to open it up and check for any damage that you might not have noticed during your last trip. Depending on whether you have a driveable Class A or a tow behind fifth wheel, you will need to decide where to start.
Checking the tires, batteries and taillights are just the beginning.Consider doing a full safety inspection to make sure your brakes are in good condition, your electrical system is working properly and there are no nasty surprises in the plumbing. Tires should be properly pressurized and have good tread.
Once you complete safety inspection, consider another round of checkups for your comfort. Are the cushions and mattresses in good shape? Do you have holes in the screens? Did you remember to stock the fridge with your favorite adult beverage and is the coffee fresh?
If you are planning a trip that is outside your previous experience, think about things that might be different. Do you need to pack extra blankets? Or is your sunscreen and insect repellent full and ready for a new season?
Once you RV is road ready, it’s time to think about where you want to keep it when you get home. Many municipalities, home owners’ associations, and apartment complexes make it difficult to store your RV at home. Or maybe the roads to your house are just to narrow or tree-lined to make it easy to bring your RV home. For help finding parking for you RV, contact us. We’ll be happy to keep your RV safe in Morgantown or Oaks.