Wouldn’t it be great to wake up and be within striking distance from the day’s hike, paddle, or climb?
In an RV, you can stay longer and take your home on the road. But it can seem like a big leap from car camping and backpacking to an RV road trip. With a little research, pre-trip planning, and the support of a growing RV community that’s eager to share their passion and experience with you, it’s easier than you think.
There are also a few logistics to consider before you rent, like how many people will be traveling together? How long do you want to be on the road? Where do you want to go? Start simple with a long weekend, including at least two overnights at different campgrounds so you get the feel of setting up and breaking down your campsite, and two nights in one spot so you can enjoy the benefits of staying longer in one destination. Fight the tendency to go big with long drives and distances, popular (and therefore crowded) destinations, and weeks on the road. Learning the operating systems and driving a bulky vehicle can leave you stressed and burned out if you overload your itinerary too soon.
Got a four-legged hiking companion? Consider a little more length (or a slide-out) to give you more room inside. Also, make sure your campgrounds are pet-friendly.