RVing in the Summer

Posted on July 18, 2017

Whatever your destination, traveling there by RV just makes sense. Whether you are traveling in a Class A Motorhome, a Class C Motorhome, an RUV, a Toy Hauler or a Class A Toy Hauler, you certainly cannot beat the comfort and convenience of a motorhome for lodging and travel. Traveling in an RV can provide an unforgettable time of making family memories and bonding. With the added savings of campsite rental versus staying in hotels and the convenience of being able to cook your own meals, RVs can be a cost effective way to travel, whether you are traveling in a gas RV or a diesel RV. With all the conveniences and amenities motorhomes provide, you will wonder why anyone would want to travel any other way.

Traveling in the summer presents a few challenges. The biggest challenge, of course, is the heat. The top three things to remember when planning your summer travels are elevation, shade and water! Finding a location with a bit of a higher elevation can provide some cooler evenings for sitting around the campfire. Even with motorhomes, a least a little shade can help with the heat and provide some spaces for being outside during the daytime. And, of course, you will need plenty of water! Another advantage of this traveling lifestyle is that you can bring plenty of water with you!

Some helpful tips for planning your travel:

Plan ahead

  • Summer months mean kids are out of school and families head out for vacation time. Plan ahead for booking, particularly at popular state and national parks.
  • Making reservations well in advance, sometimes even up to a year in advance for the most popular destinations, assures you will be able to camp in the place you intended.
  • Check out private parks in the general vicinity. Private parks may offer a host of amenities that you will not find in a national or state park.

Find a spot with water access

  • Camping in a site with access to water for swimming or just playing around makes for an enjoyable summer day.
  • Look for a campground/park with access to a river, lake, ocean, water park or swimming pool for more fun days in the sun!

Be mindful of the heat when you are outdoors

  • One of the greatest advantages of traveling in RVs is that you can go inside your motorhome to beat the heat. Plan some indoor time during the hottest part of the day to watch movies, play games, read or maybe even take a nap.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water.
  • Be aware of the signs of exhaustion, heat stroke and dehydration

Take a few safety precautions

  • Make sure you have a well-stocked first aid kit for any unexpected accidents or insect bites.
  • Take along insect repellent to keep the critters at bay.
  • Plenty of sunscreen can save the day in preventing uncomfortable sunburn.

Motorhomes provide endless advantages for traveling. The journey itself can be a memorable occasion and the convenience of having your own “home” with you can make your trip comfortable and enjoyable for all family members, from the baby to the grandpa. Get out and make some memories with your family in your motorhome!

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