Are you looking to spend more time with your family this year? One great way to do this is to take a family RV camping trip!
Camping trips are inexpensive ways to get away from the house, away from the city, away from work … and into nature.
Even if you’ve never been camping before in your life, this can be a new hobby that you learn to enjoy and love. It’s an excellent way to stop children from spending too much time in front of screens (and yourself too!). And for those who aren’t used to spending time in nature, it’s a superb way to get to know the outdoors from a safe vantage point.
Here’s what you need to know about taking your first RV camping trip in the Mesa area:
1. You’ll need an RV!
First thing’s first — you’ll need to purchase a new RV!
Now, the most important thing to know about RVs or “motorhomes” is that there are about as many types of them as you can think up! So, it can be a bit confusing as you begin to shop around. To help you narrow down exactly what you’re looking for, you should know about the three classes of motorhomes. They are:
CLASS A: These are the monsters. They are the biggest motorhomes you can get, and they often have just as many features as your home does! They are built on a heavy-duty frame, which is usually a commercial bus or truck chassis.
CLASS C: You’ll notice we skipped class B, but we’ll get to those later. Class C motorhomes are the next size up from class A. They are mid-sized and usually have an overhanging sleeping area that sits on top of the cab.
CLASS B: Finally, class B motorhomes look like vans more than buses and are the smallest sized motorhomes you can find.
2. Don’t Forget RV Insurance
RV insurance is a must. Not only is it a huge investment to purchase an RV (one that you’ll want to protect), but the damage an RV can cause to other vehicles, people, and property is immense. You don’t want to get into a legal battle over a liability issue and be liable to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket. So in short, make sure you’re fully covered. Jarosch Insurance would be happy to help look over your RV insurance options.
3. Book Your Campsite Early
You’ll, of course, need to pick your vacation days first. Make sure everyone in your family is free and set the date.
Next, you need to make your campground reservations, and call early because spaces book up fast. All campgrounds are not built alike, so you’ll need to down the campgrounds in the Mesa area to those that allow your particular RV size. Simply call the campground and ask if they have available spaces and whether your RV will fit there. You’ll want to have hookups for water and electricity as well.
4. Start Packing Early Too
Camping involves much more packing than a trip to Florida on an airplane. While you’ll almost surely have access to food, water, outdoor equipment, firewood, and other products near your campsite, you don’t want to spend your entire trip shopping either!
Start making lists and packing early for you and your kids. And as you finish packing up each bag, also make sure that you put it into your RV so that you can be sure everything will fit once you’re ready to hit the road!
Already have an RV? Make sure you have full coverage for all of the motorhomes and other recreational vehicles that you plan on using for your camping trip. Our agents would be glad to help. Call us today!