Need a few tips for your inaugural camping trip? Well, you’re in luck. Our team at AdventureQuest RV Rentals has a few suggestions from our seasoned staff just for you. We recommend that if you haven’t already, check out Part One of our guide. Otherwise, jump right in with a few more of our strategies to maximize your camping expedition.
6. Take a map.
In this modern age, we often take for granted the ability to pull out our phones and access maps and directions at the touch of a button. However, if you’re going somewhere remote or without good cell service, then you need to take an honest-to-goodness map or atlas. The last thing you want is to be stranded in the mountains, not sure where to turn next.
7. Protect your valuables.
One of the biggest rookie mistakes that campers cmake is to leave a cooler of food or trash bag outside their camper when they go to bed. Inevitably, a sly raccoon or cuddly-looking black bear will gladly help himself to this free meal, leaving you without your provisions and with a big mess to clean up.
8. Pack for more than one season.
While you don’t want to overpack, you do want to come prepared to dress in layers. Depending on where you camp and the time of year, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable. You may start your trip in summer-like temperatures, but the higher you get into the mountains or the deeper you get into the forest, the cooler it will feel. Therefore, come prepared with some sweatshirts and jeans as well as some shorts and T-shirts.
9. Make use of laundry facilities.
When camping by motorhome, your best bet is to pack light and bring laundry detergent and plenty of quarters for the local laundromat. That way you can focus on packing the essentials and then just wash your belongings every couple days. Many campgrounds have laundry facilities on site. You may also be able to find a public laundromat in a nearby town.
10. Create a packing list.
Don’t pack your bags at the last minute. We suggest that before you head out, make a list of all the items you might need for RV camping. If you’re not sure what to bring or are afraid of bringing too much, our staff can help you out. Then, after your list is complete, check and double-check that you have everything you need before you head out.
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