RVing can be an exciting task. It’s like camping but with your own room that you can take with you everywhere. But not everyone is an expert at RVing. Heck, even some people who have gone before need help. So please find below a darling little article by none other than Rebecca Darling, on her top 10 tips for first time RV Campers. We’ll go over the top 5 here
1) Over Pack. You can never plan for everything, so try to plan for more than you expect.
2) Don’t forget your first aid kit. It’s not an exciting task it’s easy to remember the important medicines like Ibuprofen (read our article on conquering jetlag here) but how often do people forget bandages and other ointments for stings and burns? The answer: a lot.
3) Make your outdoors functional and pretty. Here is what Darling had to say, “We were so worried about making sure we had everything for inside the RV, that we forgot that we would like to have a nice area outdoors too. A big outdoor carpet to roll out just outside the door of the RV creates a nice place to sit in the shade of the awning, take off your shoes, & leave the dust and dirt behind before heading in. Also, you can set up a portable table to do your outdoor cooking on right next to the RV, rather than 10 feet away on the picnic table. Lastly, experienced RVers all have flags and lights to decorate their campsite – made it look fun & homey.”
4) Bring a canopy for shade: Because if the campground doesn’t have one, you really should.
5) Bring a portable charcoal grill. Not every campsite has the proper amenities, but the ones who do are often in pretty rough shape. Don’t forget to read more below on this exciting task that is RVing.