3 Reasons to Plan Your Camping Trip NOW
Living in the moment is a way of life for some campers. The serendipity of life on the road, where anything can happen, is a source of joy for many. While this is all well and good, it doesn’t hurt to plan in advance your next camping trip.
The main reason for this is that RV travel continues to rise. RVShare polled more than 500 of its customers last year and found that 83% of them are ready to buy or rent an RV and hit the road again this summer. As you may have guessed, this increases competition for camping spots.
Here’s why you should plan your camping season in advance.
The Ideal Camping Spot
While all of our RV sites are good, the returning or long-term campers do have their favorite spots. That is why planning as far in advance as possible is important. You have the option of many different sites where some locations are more desirable than others. This is especially true during weekends and holidays.
Most campgrounds will even allow you to pick a specific spot that fits your needs before someone else does. Nowadays you can do this online at the larger campgrounds and resorts, but you can always call ahead, as well. By talking to a real human, it will give you a more personalized experience when reserving your campsite.
More Freedom for Exploration
While spontaneity is the spice of life when you’re headed to a new destination, planning last minute will likely not give you the time to explore everything it has to offer.
But when you plan far enough in advance, you have the luxury of researching some really great attractions and saving time by heading to them directly. Is there a trail or a lake nearby that looks promising? Or perhaps a historical site that is out of the way and may be harder to find? When you know where you’re going in advance, you save time and hassle.
What’s more, many attractions nowadays require reservations to be made ahead of time. In this day and age, it is more important than ever to plan ahead to get the most out of your trip.
Plan for the Weather
Here in southern Texas, our weather is mild during the colder months, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get our share of inclement weather! The spring and fall seasons see the most unpredictable weather patterns that can seriously make you regret “winging it.”
Always pack to dress in layers and be prepared for wet weather. A good rain jacket, windbreaker, and water-resistant shoes are always good to have in your RV closet. Keep an eye on the weather forecast for any big storms that may come your way.
In the summer, temps can get mighty hot, so make sure you and your RV are prepared. Check your cooling systems and bring an extra fan or two for good measure in case you’re AC experiences any problems.
With these factors in mind, planning ahead as much as you can for your next epic camping trip just makes sense. See you at the campsite!