First Time RV Camping Tips

RV Camping is a little different than hiking and camping. You have more room and you don’t have to carry everything you bring. This style of camping can be a little less stressful than that of tent camping as there are proper beds and such so everyone has a place to sleep and put their things. If you are going camping in an RV for the first time there are certainly some pointers we can add to help you navigate your new adventure. Whether you have purchased your RV or are going to rent one, stay positive on this new adventure and think of it as making memories for years to come.
In an RV you have more cooking options as well. You can use your stove and even a microwave as well as the campfire. However, you can pack a grill as well. They make small compact grills in both gas and charcoal that can go into the camper and stay. This means that it will just always be packed and ready to go anytime you are.

 

Use the Outdoor Camping Space

Remember you have an outdoor space at most campgrounds. And, most that camp in RV’s usually use campgrounds as their means for camping. This outdoor space is not always shaded, however, if you park your camper in a fashion to block the sun you can use your awing to have a little shade. And, this outdoor space can hold anything extra that doesn’t fit inside. Large plastic totes are great for this as they are easy to put on the bed and take out when you get there. These totes could have your clothing packed in them or extra blankets. And, get a large outdoor rug. This rug will expand the space outdoors and provides a nice place to sit.
Be sure to pack the condiments. Yes, food is very important while camping but it certainly easy to forget the condiments. And, well, that campsite is usually pretty pricing. If you are camping a lot many people will leave things in the fridge and plug the camper in when they get home. This is a nice little tip that saves you from hauling back and forth.

 

Pack the RV with Essentials

Get the camper cookware. Yes, you can pack and unpack your cookware, however, it is not that expensive to get a couple of extras to put in your camper. This goes for other essentials such as shampoo, toothbrushes and other things that you will use often. Filling the camper with these little necessities means it is ready when you are. And, all you need to pack is clothing and food.
When packing food, try to pack things that go together. This makes for easier cooking and easier to haul. Meal planning can save you a lot of frustration and there are all kinds of fun amazing dishes that you can make at home so you can enjoy more time with family and friends during your camping experience. Meal prepping is even easier in your own kitchen. However, it is an experience to cut everything up on a picnic table alongside everyone as well. Use your judgment.

Jim Sabellico
Author: Jim Sabellico

Jim Sabellico is the founder of TakeMeCamping.org, and an avid outdoors fan who loves traveling the world with his family, cooking over an open campfire and all things outdoorsy. When Jim isn't camping, he's running his marketing agency J. Louis.

Jim Sabellico

Jim Sabellico

Jim Sabellico is the founder of TakeMeCamping.org, and an avid outdoors fan who loves traveling the world with his family, cooking over an open campfire and all things outdoorsy. When Jim isn't camping, he's running his marketing agency J. Louis.

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