10 Reasons Why You Should Camp in an RV

Are you an avid traveler who enjoys camping to discover new places? Then, you’re in luck because this article has some fantastic news for you!

Using a Recreational Vehicle (RV) allows you to take your camping experience to the next level in the most optimal way.

Don’t get us wrong. Of course, camping using a tent is fun, but with an RV, your road trips and travel to head off on campgrounds is an entirely new level of experience.

Why RV Camping?

Thus, this article will provide ten reasons why you should camp in an RV. Thus, read on!

Travel with Home Comfort

Most RVs come equipped with various conveniences, including a TV, a kitchen with a microwave and a refrigerator, a comfortable sofa or chair, and a place to sleep.

Some RVs also have a garage where you can bring your boating supplies, other outdoor power equipment, or retractable awnings to sit outside, take in the scenery, or even watch television from outside.

Better in the Rain

RVs are a much better option for camping than tents. This is especially important to keep in mind if unfavorable conditions arise, such as when you arrive at your intended camping location only to find that it is pouring rain.

Or in two days of your camping trip, it was all sunny and fun, but then the rain started pouring, enough to make your tent wet. With an RV, you can stay inside all dried up and not even bothered by the rain. 

Provide Flexible Itinerary

RV travel is the way to go if you are searching for a trip that offers great flexibility. Imagine not being bound to a specific schedule, being free to go with the flow, and not worrying about how you will get to your accommodation each night. 

Taking a trip in an RV grants you unrestricted liberty and permits you to act based on your desires.

For example, you can pick where and when to make a stop and how long you want to spend in a specific location, whether you want to extend or reduce your stay.

Easier to Set Up in the Dark

Have you ever arrived at your camping site late at night and faced the challenge of setting up your tent in the dark?

Such circumstances can happen, especially if your job prevents you from leaving until late in the day and your campground is many hours away. 

It can also occur if you are stuck in a traffic jam, on a holiday weekend, or during an incident on the highway, and arrive at your destination hours later than intended.

Setting up an RV is significantly simpler than setting up a tent. First, pull in and ensure your vehicle is on level ground. And if there are additional exterior tasks, such as installing the awning, you could accomplish such in the morning.

Ideal for Social Distancing

RVing is a fantastic option for cruise or plane travel if you want to travel but don’t want to deal with crowds.

It has its own bathroom, so you don’t have to go to a public one. In addition, you have your own space to cook, eat, clean up, and sleep.

Require Less Packing

Tents, bedding, a portable stove, and kitchen tools occupy great space. And loading it all into the car, unloading it at the campsite, and then unloading it again when you return home is not the least enjoyable activity when you go camping. 

With an RV, it’s unnecessary to pack everything you need since the bed, chairs, plates, and utensils are all stored inside the vehicle.

For others, all you need to bring is your belongings, food, and clothing.

More Comfortable

Unless you have highly worn mattresses, sleeping in an RV is always more pleasant than sleeping in a tent. Sitting in a motorhome or camper is also considerably better than in a tent.

Also, the inside temperature of a recreational vehicle, in contrast to that of a tent, is far more comfortable.

Ideal for Family Trips

RVs are perfect for family trips. Not only do you save money on food and hotel accommodations, but campsites are designed to encourage children’s exploration and enjoyment. In addition, you can bring your pets with you rather than keeping them at home.

Here are some of the best RVs for families, or how about a Dutchmen Aspen Trail campers, which are very affordable.

RVs Have Power

If your campground does not have an electrical hookup, worry not. An RV has a battery and gas for the refrigerator and stove.

You may not always be able to utilize the battery, but it is convenient when you need to momentarily turn on the light to find something or charge your phone or other digital equipment.

Speaking about batteries, it’s important to ensure you have the best RV batteries in your camper.

Better for Security

RVs offer better protection from wildlife and robbers. For instance, if you need to take a restroom break and you’re not with someone else, you’re forced to place everything edible away and lock any essentials in your vehicle. 

Also, when a wind storm occurs. Whenever there is a strong wind, camping in a tent beneath large trees can be unsafe. Even if branches do not fall on your tent, you may spend the night fearing that they will.

You will be considerably safer sleeping in an RV with a rigid wall and roof in a storm. Just remember to retract your awning once the wind picks up. It’s better to be safe than sorry, don’t forget that. 

Final Thoughts

Take your camping experience to a new level and use an RV for your camping adventure. Again, RVs are significantly more comfortable, quick to set up, require significantly less packing, and perform better in wet weather.

They also come with power and bathrooms, providing various additional benefits related to safety and security.

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Ray & Tammy Roman

Ray and Tammy Roman are the co-owner/authors of Go Travel Trailers. They have been featured in AARP, RV Today, and Porch.com, among others. When not writing about RVs and the RV lifestyle, you'll find them fishing, vacationing in Red River, NM, and spending time with family and friends.