5 Tips For Your First RV Trip

5 Tips For Your First RV Trip

Trying a recreational vehicle for the first time? There are so many exciting places that you can go to camp that will accommodate RVer’s, so you made a great choice! Before you hit the road with your RV, be sure to follow these tips for the best possible experience.

Consider A Rental: Buying an RV may not be the best option for your first trip. Test out whether this is the right type of camping for you by renting first. If you and your family enjoy the experience campgrounds have to offer, then consider buying for your next trip.

Learn How To Drive It: Motorhomes do not drive the same way as a car, so be sure to take it for a practice run before you hit the road. It is also a good idea to have every driver in your family learn how to operate it. You should get the hang of it with a few laps around the neighborhood.

Plan Ahead: Most of the more popular parks and campgrounds fill up quickly, so be sure to schedule your trip in advance. About 43% of campers plan their trips at least one month in advance, so try to do the same. Also be sure to plan meals, activities, and travel routes ahead of time as well. Leaving anything to the last minute could cause you to arrive late to your reservation.

Pack Only What You Need: The space of a recreational vehicle may tempt you to pack everything you possibly can, but do your best to pack like you would for any other camping or road trip. Over-packing can easily lead to clutter, which can be hard to keep up with in small spaces.

Spend Time Outdoors: Even though you have a camper to enjoy, remember that camping is all about being outside. Challenge your family to use the camper for sleeping and taking shelter from the rain only. This way, you can enjoy hiking, campfires, and other outdoor activities as much as possible during your trip.

With the right planning, camping with your family will be a blast. Remember to include your entire crew in the planning process, as your kids will be thrilled to help choose a campground and location. Whether going near or far, enjoy this precious time on the road and take in all that nature has to offer.


Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts have everything you and your family need to make long-lasting memories. From pools, water slides, and splashgrounds to jumping pillows, wagon rides, and foam parties to theme events, s’mores, and of course, visits with Yogi Bear™ and his friends, family fun is always the main attraction at our family campgrounds! With more than 75 locations across the United States and Canada, we make it easy to enjoy a quality camping experience that’s close to home.

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