Go On One Last-Minute RV Camping Trip

Derrek Sigler
by Derrek Sigler

Before you put away your RV for the winter, make it a point to go on one last RV camping trip. You’ll be glad you did.

If you’re at all like me, it seems like just the other day we were getting the RV out of winter storage and getting it ready for spring and summer fun. Now here it is late in the autumn season and I don’t know about you, but I realized that my family and I have taken the RV out camping an embarrassingly low amount this year. Now the leaves are falling, along with the temperature and days are growing shorter. Soon it will be time to put the RV away again for the last time this season. But you know what; there is still time to get in one last RV camping trip. You should go too.

Stay Local

Just because you want to go camping, that doesn’t mean you need to travel that far. There are lots of local campgrounds near you – trust me, there is. One of my family’s favorite places to camp is within a few miles of our house. Sometimes camping isn’t about the destination, but the state of mind.

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Finding a local campground can be pretty easy. You can check your state’s website to find information on state park campgrounds. There are other campground options, too. You can search for and even get reservations online. And an added bonus – there is a good chance you’ll be the only one in the campground.

Additional Benefits

Have you ever been camping and had it turn very cold during the night? I remember camping in a tent once a few years ago and waking up to the sound of the tent collapsing under the weight of the eight-plus inches of snow that suddenly fell during the night. The best part though – we weren’t more than 10 miles from home. Sometimes you have to wave the white flag and call it, and on that trip, we did. The nice thing about a late-season local camping trip is you can go back home to get more blankets, food or to warm up. And yes, even sleep in a warm bed if the conditions take a turn for the worse.

Memories like this are why we are glad to own an RV now. (Roman Mikhailiuk/Shutterstock.com)

Another benefit is that you don’t have to take long to get there, allowing you more time to set up camp and enjoy the experience of staying in the RV. How fun would it be to surprise the family by walking in the door on a Friday and saying, “Hey everyone, let’s go camping right now!” It’d be a great way to end the season on a high note.

The Best Part

Whether you have a Class A motorhome, or a pop-up expandable camper, getting in one last RV camping trip to the great outdoors is worth it. And you should enjoy every part of the trip, too.

Why is it so important to enjoy that last trip? Because when you get back, it’s time to buckle down and get the RV completely winterized before the snow flies. That won’t be much fun at all, but it is an unavoidable task, and one we’ll be discussing very soon.