Do you know how fortunate we are to be living in a time when you have campers and RVs of all sorts and sizes? Why, back in the day, families would just hitch a wagon to the back of a horse and call it a camping party!
Seriously, though, there are a good number of things to consider when getting a recreational vehicle for your family’s weekend RV camping trip.
Having a real snazzy, overly spacious luxury trailer might be a blast, but you might be paying for way too much than you actually need for your usual camping forays.
That said, here are six things to keep in mind when shopping for an RV for your upcoming camping getaway with the family:
1. Your Camping Goals
Just exactly what did you have in mind when you wanted to go out camping with the family? While you might think you just need a small pop-up camper because you’ll be spending most of the time outdoors, remember that your kids might not exactly share this same sentiment.
Take time to think about everyone’s camping experience and how your RV is going to factor into your weekend excursion.
2. Do You Think You’ll Be Moving Campsites a Lot?
One of the great things about having an RV is that you can stay at a location for days (or even months) at a time. But you will be setting up your living spaces at every campsite, so factor that in when choosing a recreational vehicle for your camping trip.
Sometimes, it’s just better to park your trailer and then go straightaway to all the fun things you’ve lined up for your trip (rather than, you know, assembling and packing away your stuff every time you move).
3. Will You Be Roughing It? Or Would You Prefer Something More Comfortable?
You’ll also want to pick out an RV depending on your desired comfort level. Some families might prefer to be a bit more adventurous and have just the basics, while others will probably want all those other extra amenities on board.
4. How Many Beds Do You Think You’ll Be Needing?
Think about your sleeping arrangements as well. If you have smaller kids, you might be able to get away with a smaller RV. Of course, you’re going to need lots more space as your kids get older. Those moody teenagers of yours? You might as well count them as adults– they’re likely going to want a bed (and maybe a corner) of their own for the duration of your camping trip.
5. Don’t Forget The Bathrooms!
Privacy is always going to be a big deal, no matter how close you all are as a family. Anyone can tell you how stressful it can be living in a confined space with just one bathroom.
Of course, two is always better, even for a family of four– the kids can have one bathroom while the adults can have the other one.
6. How Much Space Will You Be Needing For All Your Stuff?
Let’s assume you have everything all figured out by the time you get to your campsite, with all the fun outdoor family activities you have lined up for the duration of your trip.
Whether you’re packing just a couple of lounge chairs, or perhaps a couple of cross country bikes, or maybe even a jet ski or two, you want to make sure you have enough room for all your toys so you can all have an awesome time on your camping adventure.
Sure, it might cut into space you might otherwise need for other gear, but think about all the great family fun and memories you’ll all be making outside your camper.
A Final Word When Choosing an RV For The Family
If you’re planning that family camping getaway you’ve been looking forward to, you’ll want to get an RV that’s perfect for your family’s needs.
There could just be four or five of you, but camping needs and space requirements will vary depending on whether you have children with you, or teenagers, seniors, or even canine companions.
Try to figure out what sort of activities you have lined up for your camping weekend, and if your preferred campsite has the amenities you think you’ll need for your trip. Lastly, consider your living conditions in the RV– you’ll want to strike a balance between comfort and a little bit of adventure so that everyone has a great time and is having fun more than anything else.
Fortunately, there are companies like Adventure in Camping that specialize in trailers and RVs for just about any size of family. With a fleet of top-notch camping vehicles of all makes, models, and sizes, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your upcoming camping trip. They’ll even drive it up to your campground for you and get you all set up!
For a quick inquiry about what Adventure in Camping has to offer, give the team a call at (760) 935-4890 today!