It's a lifestyle
Getting your family in RV trailers and exploring various places is not just a one-time activity but a lifestyle. Once you are in this lifestyle, it’s hard to quit. More importantly, once you have chosen to live the life of an explorer and nature lover, you want to learn things quickly to make your RV Parks stay enjoyable. There are thousands of RV parks around the country but you won’t have the same experience everywhere. To have the best time of your life with your family, you need to know the factors that help you pick the best RV Park. Here are the top tips for doing so.
RV Parks vs. RV Campgrounds
The first thing you will have to make up your mind for is the type of RV park you want to stay at.
There are different types of settings to choose from. RV resorts are the most expensive kind but also have the most amenities and luxury options available for you. RV parks are more like “parks” where you will settle in a location with lots of trees and grass. They have quite a few amenities available too—at least partial hookups will always be present.
The next on the list is an RV campground. Campgrounds have fewer amenities than RV resorts and parks. You might not even have any electricity hookups available at times. Campgrounds are not the best places for motorhomes. There is another category of RV parks called the regular campgrounds. In most cases, they are best for setting up your tent, and taking your RV to these campgrounds is not a wise idea.
A look at the online reviews shows that a common complaint from RVers is them not being able to sprawl freely due to the small lot sizes. If you have a full-sized recreational vehicle with slides, it becomes even more important to have enough size for you to open your slides. You have to keep in mind your neighbors as well. Are they able to open their slides when yours are already opened?
Even if you don’t have the full-sized RV, you would want some space to put some chairs near your RV and enjoy a small barbecue. If you have the barbecue equipment with you but the lot size does not allow you to use it, you are carrying unnecessary weight with you. So, when you are looking for the best RV park, make sure that they have spacious lot sizes that can accommodate your vehicle as well as some basic seating to have a family session.
Budget-friendliness has to be one of the top considerations when looking for RV parks. The important thing to keep in mind is that there are standard and luxury RV parks. These parks are resorts and their price difference is visible in the features and amenities they offer. When you choose luxury RV resorts, you get to enjoy a fusion of RV and luxury life. The luxury ones will offer things like Jacuzzis, swimming pools, and even saunas. However, the price can be quite high for staying there. You can easily expect them to charge you $100 for a night for your stay.
In simple words, how much money you end up spending depends on the number of amenities you want. If you are looking for a budget-friendly place, you might have to discard looking at any RV parks that like to put the term “resort” proudly in their names.
You have to make up your mind about this before you finalize your choice. Different RV parks will offer you different communities. In some settings, you can enjoy your private time and spend most of it close to nature. Some other parks offer more community-oriented settings where they have a lot of social events to bring the like-minded people close to each other. Of course, your choice depends on your preferences.
If your main aim is to enjoy nature and some quality time with your life partner, you should pick a spot that offers lots of privacy.
Believe it or not, online reviews are your best friends when it comes to picking the best RV parks. A park might seem like the perfect place to visit after looking at the online pictures, but it is the people who have been to that place who can give you the best opinion about the experience. They will tell you what’s missing and what’s good. They can even give you tips about how you can make your stay at a particular location memorable based on their experience. The good thing is that most RVers like to talk at length about their experiences and that’s why you will find their reviews very helpful in making your choice.
One of the things that you should be clear about is that your choice of an RV park also depends greatly on the type of setup you have. However, the points mentioned above apply to almost any type of RV owner and thus, should be helpful for anyone ready to go on a trip to some distant land.