Spring is the perfect time to schedule your RV travel with its fresh and mild temperatures, blooming flowers, and landscape turning its drab color into a vibrant green.
If spring RV travel sounds appealing to you, you can rent a camper from Adventure in Camping which is known for having the largest and newest fleet of recreational vehicles in California’s Eastern Sierra.
Planning your RV travel: first things first
The two most important things in RV travel are the recreation vehicle and the RV campsite. If you’re planning a nature trip in California’s High Sierra, first, you may want to contact a reputable RV rental company like Adventure in Camping which has the largest fleet of travel trailers in the region.
Adventure in Camping partners with more than 80 campgrounds in Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Devils Postpile, and other must-visit nature destinations; this means that you can ask us to park and set up your rented travel trailer to the campsite of your choice.
When choosing your RV campsite, you need to consider the following factors:
- Amenities (Does it have full hookups for electricity, sewer and water? Does it also have a store, canteen, laundry facilities, etc.?)
- Proximity to the nature destination you want to visit
- Outdoor activities you want to try (kayaking, hiking, boating, etc.)
- Your group size
- Whether you’re bringing along kids and pets
Checklist of what you need to bring
While the exact packing essentials differ from person to person, there are “universal” things that you must include in your checklist to ensure a fun and comfortable RV travel experience during spring.
Even though you’re considering trying out local restaurants in the downtown area or the in-house canteen at your campsite, it is still nice to bring along plenty of snacks and easy-to-prepare meals while driving or camping.
This is the list of food essentials you may want to bring for your RV travel:
- Basic spices like salt and pepper
- Basic condiments such as ketchup, mayo, BBQ sauce and mustard
- Cooking oil
- Meats like hotdogs, burgers, marinated chicken and pork, etc.
- Pancake mix
- Cereal and oatmeal
- Snacks like cookies, chips, nuts, popcorn and granola bars
- Canned foods
Note: When you rent a travel trailer or camper from Adventure in Camping, it will be delivered to you with a basic set of pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils, cutlery, plastic cutting sheets, paper towels and dish soap and sponge.
Weather-proof and warm clothes
While spring means warmer temperatures and a clearer sky, it can still be cold at night and you can expect some drizzle during the day. That’s why don’t forget to pack thick pajamas, waterproof boots (ideally something that offers plenty of support for hiking), gloves, hats and socks.
When enjoying the great outdoors, always make sure that you wear a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. You can also use UV-protected clothing like sun hats, sunglasses, leggings and shirts.
Unless you’re planning your RV travel in winter, you should always bring bug sprays or creams, insect diffusers, or any type of repellent every time you go outdoors.
No, we’re not talking about screen-related entertainment. After all, RV camping is about being with nature and the people you want to spend time with. So why not bring sports balls, binoculars, hammocks, comfy chairs, outdoor rugs, squirt guns, deck of cards, and game boards.
If you’re into outdoor activities like camping and hiking, you need to invest in a headlamp, ideally, the one that produces a flood light beam with a brightness of at least 300 lumens.
Refillable water bottles
Whether it’s just a one-hour hike or a daylong nature trip, you need to bring a durable water bottle that fits into your backpack.
Once you prep all the items mentioned in the checklist above, you need to plan your RV-friendly route. While you can use Google Maps and Waze, these tools may not be the best “resource” because they are primarily designed for standard cards. Fortunately, there are apps and websites like Adventure in Camping that can show you the best campsites and routes for your RV trip.
Book your camper or travel trailer now to enjoy a memorable nature trip experience.