Heading out to a campground in your RV can provide your family with days of affordable fun. One thing that you will probably struggle with as you get comfortable driving your RV is parking it in the campsite. Below, you will find some tips that can help you get your RV backed into place without causing any damage to the RV or the campsite.
Inquire About Pull-Through Sites
Some campgrounds offer pull-through campsites for larger RVs and inexperienced drivers. If you can get a pull-through site, you won't have to worry about backing your RV into a site – instead, you will simply pull the RV into place and begin the set up process.
Scout the Campground
If this will be your first visit to the campground, park your RV at the entrance and spend some time scouting the route from the entrance to your campsite. It will be easier for you to find the campsite on foot than it would be in your RV. Look for the easiest route to the site and note any obstacles that you may encounter.
Note: If possible find a route that will take you to the site with the driver's side of the RV on the same side as the campsite.
Check out the Site
While you're out checking out the campground, stop and check out the site itself. Examine the water connection, the electrical outlet and the condition of the picnic table and fire ring. You want everything to be in good working order when you get your RV to the site.
Move any obstacles that can be moved away from the parking area to make backing the RV into the site as easy as possible.
Park the RV
Now you're ready to park your RV. There are two things that will help you get this task done with ease – your mirrors and an adult assistant. If you don't have an extra adult with you, talk with the campground office to learn if someone would be available to assist you in parking. This is something that occurs often, so they are experienced with assisting new RV drivers.
Note: If you cannot find anyone to assist you in parking, use flags or cones to help guide you into the spot.
Once the RV is parked, you can begin setting everything up and enjoying your time at the campground. Enjoy your time away in your home away from home and make many memories that your family will cherish for years to come.
To learn more, contact a campground like Windemere Cove.
When I was a kid, I used to love to get outdoors, get my hands dirty, and enjoy a little nature. However, as an adult, I became a lot more uptight about the wild. I realized that I didn't like laying on the ground or dealing with dew covering my sleeping bag in the morning. I also realized that I didn't like going to the bathroom in the wilderness, afraid that a deer or bear would wander my way. However, a friend of mine taught me how to take some of the hassles out of camping. This blog is all about learning how to camp like a true professional, so that you aren't left uncomfortable and missing home when you should be enjoying yourself.