Monday, February 5, 2007, 09:14 PM - MotorhomeOne of the great things about RVs and motorhomes is that you can take your home with you as you travel instead of staying in a series of hotel rooms. However, you will have to arrange a place to park your RV though and most often that will be in a campground. So these are some rv camping tips that you will need to know to be able to camp successfully as you travel, and here they are:
* Probably the smartest investment that you can make for RV travel is to buy one or both of the major campground directories and use them regularly to map out your overnight stays in advance. It's a good idea to make your camping reservations in advance just to be sure that you have a place waiting for you when you arrive, and both Woodall's and the Trailer Life directories have loads of campgrounds listed that you can choose from. Quite a few are not repeated in both books, so it may be very advantageous to have them both if you are on the road quite a bit of the time.
* If you aren't already familiar with a particular campground, it can be a wise move to only arrange a one night stay there even if you plan to be in the area for several days. The one night stay will help you decide if this campground is a good fit for you. Many RVers have bought multi-night packages to save money only to find that the campground was not what they had originally thought. So just making a one night reservation lets you become familiar with your camping arrangements and if all is well you can always get a multi-night package afterward. If the accommodations are not up to scratch, then you can just look elsewhere for the second night.
* You really should have a membership to the Good Sam Club for many reasons, but one of the big ones is that a membership in their club can get you 10% off on overnight fees at most campgrounds across the country. This essentially means that you would be staying free for every 10th night or so and if you travel a lot that can add up to quite a bit of money.
* For those that are over 62 and like to visit our country's national parks, you can get a Golden Age Passport that costs only $10 for processing and will entitle the carrier to free entry to any national park across the country for life. It also gets you 50% off on all usage fees if you decide to stay overnight. Again, if you like to visit the national parks this can result in considerable savings over time.
Using these rv camping tips can help you save money and time and help you focus on the thing that you really want to do, enjoy yourself as you travel this great country.
By: Jim Johnson
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