Choosing the right RV camp sites can make your trip worthwhile. Though choosing can sometimes feel like a toss-up between locations, where you choose to stay affects your view, amenities, comfort, and overall enjoyment. Peace of mind is a big part of travel, so why not maximize your satisfaction?
- Do Research on RV Camp Sites Before Setting Out
Look for RV sites near where you plan on stopping and check reviews on independent websites without a stake in your business. We’re lucky to live in an era in which maps of the entire globe are accessible to virtually everyone with a computer. Check out online maps to do some recon on camp sites. Sometimes it is even possible to figure out roughly what an area looks like from the comfort of your home.
- Find Necessary Amenities
Depending on what you bring with you in your RV, you may or may not need extra electricity, showers, laundry, or restroom facilities. If you plan to work or use the internet, you should look for available Wi-Fi. Check park maps to figure out which amenities are available and where best to position yourself to take advantage of them. Some RV camp sites at The Boston Group even feature luxury accommodations like pools and baths to make your stay extra glamorous.
- Check out the Facilities
Some RV parks are well cared for while others can be a little run down. If you have the option to stop by the park before your stay, you should check out the facilities first. A well-maintained guest building or bathroom often indicates that other aspects of the park are well cared for. Also check the atmosphere, including lights and unpleasant noises that might affect the quality of your stay.
- Check the Rules and Costs
The cost of your stay and additional costs, such as charges for electricity or Wi-Fi, are important to understand before committing to a location. All RV parks also have rules that can limit your behavior to ensure that guests remain safe and happy. These can occasionally be stringent, however. Many parks have quiet hours, but others restrict certain breeds of dogs or even the types of containers you can have outside your RV.
- Avoid Dangers Common to RV Camp Sites and Camping
New campers and RVers are sometimes unaware that all outdoor activities carry some degree of risk. Usually, risks to campers come from weather and environmental conditions. Before heading on any trip, always make sure to check the weather forecast. As RVs are smaller than houses, they aren’t as good with high winds or extreme weather. Never choose a camp site that is situated next to a streambed if there is heavy rain in the forecast.
Finding the best RV camp sites takes a little practice and doing so the first time around isn’t always easy. For some of the most stunning RV campgrounds in the country, check out properties owned by The Boston Group and choose from our handy portfolio.