What You Don’t Need to Pack on an RV Vacation

The luxury and convenience of RV camping is unparalleled. Whether it’s sleeping in a real, soft bed, having a shower every morning, or using a clean bathroom, RVs are the fanciest way to camp. There are a number of other conveniences when traveling by RV. Many of the things you have pack for the traditional tent camping experience are unnecessary when traveling by RV. On the other hand, there are many items you can’t pack on a tent camping trip that are possible to bring on your vacation. Here’s a list of some of the things you won’t be needing on your RV vacation:

1. The tent. And thank heaven! Tents are difficult, especially if you have little prior camping experience. They can also take up quite a lot of car and backpack space. This becomes an even bigger inconvenience if you are camping with your whole family, which requires a much larger and heavier tent. If you’re in an RV, on the other hand, you have a solid roof over your head at all times. No setup or teardown required!

2. Portable cooking station. Most tent campers opt for a portable barbeque. This also requires you bring fuel, generally small portable gas tanks. These are large and sometimes heavy for carrying. One benefit of camping in an RV is that you have your own kitchen. That’s right! Not just a barbeque and a couple of gas tanks, but a real kitchen.1997 Travel Supreme 33 (14)

3. Cooler and ice packs. Here’s where things really get heavy and big. If you want hot dogs, juice packs, cheese, or condiments, you’ll need some type of cooling system. Sure, the styrofoam cooler with a few pounds of ice will work, but it is not nearly as convenient or capable as an RV refrigerator. RVs also have freezers, which means you can store ice cream, popsicles, and so much more!

4. Airbeds and sleeping bags. One of the best feelings after a long day of travel is climbing into a nice, warm bed. You never have to set it up or tear it down. You don’t need a motor to pump it up and you don’t have to wait ten minutes for it to deflate before you can carry it. Your back will thank you in the morning, too! RV mattresses can be customized to your needs and tastes to provide a very home-like feel.

5. Boring accessories. If you’re camping in a tent, be cautious of bringing your best books or magazines. If it rains, you could be in trouble. That goes for the computers and DVD players, too. In fact, don’t even bother bringing those because there are so many ways they can get damaged. If you want some type of entertainment, it will have to be durable, replaceable, and not too expensive. When you’re traveling by RV, on the other hand, you can bring any kind of entertainment you want! In fact, most RVs come with a television set and many come with DVD players. This means you can bring any entertainment you want!

If you’re looking for the ultimate vacation experience with unbeatable comfort and flexibility, consider traveling by RV. It combines the outdoor experience and fun of camping with the comforts of home. To learn more about purchasing an RV, search our RV sales inventory today.