You’ve always dreamt of having your own house on wheels and travelling at your own pace, but don’t know how to prepare? Here are some first time RV camping tips.
Even the most experienced RVers started from zero. They, too, once wandered what to do with black water and how to use RV batteries. With our RV checklist you can avoid rookie camping mistakes and prepare all camping necessities you might need.
Never arrive at the campground at night
As with all camping, this is one of the most important things to know. First time camping in an RV can be a fantastic experience, but it can also be ruined if you have to park in the dark.
Choose the right size RV
Explore your options and think about what you need. Are you going with your partner alone or is it a family trip? How big a fridge do you need? If you choose a trailer, how much can your car tow? These are all key questions for good preparation.
How much space do you really need? A smaller, simpler RV is much easier to set up, and it’s a much less waste of money, space, and gas. Also, try not to bring too much stuff, especially when it comes to clothes.
Buy good tires
It is really important to not skip this one. Even if you have bought a new RV, the tires may not be very good. It depends on how long your journey is going to be, of course, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Avoid accidents with black water
It isn’t as bad as it sounds, but make sure you know what you are doing when emptying your black water tank. Check the RV manual, watch a video, ask a friend – just make sure to have the dump valves closed before removing the cap and connecting the sewer hose.
Prepare a camping packing list
There are some camper accessories you should always pack, and these include:
- foldable chairs
- sufficient cookware
- sharp kitchen knife
- duct tape
- enough sheets, pillows and towels
- playing cards, games, toys…
Other RV supplies include a portable generator, levelling blocks for placing under the tyres, a toolbox and RV toilet paper – yes, it’s a thing. Find a store that sells RV essentials and see if you might need some gadgets or other useful equipment.
At Camping Village Šimuni we offer various kinds of camping pitches that you can choose from according to your liking – from fully equipped pitches for a carefree holiday, to more private free zones which are still close to all the facilities you might need. Time for your first RV adventure!