Category: Camping Trailers
Nothing puts a damper on a camper like the need for repairs. No one wants to be sitting by the campfire and wonder, “what’s that smell?” Even worse, is to find that the smell is coming from a leaky black water tank. To add insult to injury when you find that you have a necessary repair, Murphy’s Law says that it’ll be up underneath your RV and not easy to get to.
Historically, when repairs were necessary for something located on the underbelly of your RV, such as your black or gray water tank, it was necessary to cut into the corrugated plastic sheet that covered and protected your RV’s underbelly. Whether you need to repair something or you simply want to insulate the floor, tanks and water lines because you plan to camp year-round, you no longer have to cut holes in the underfloor material to create access panels. Not when the new Wildwood campers come standard with “Accessibelly.” Accessibelly is to your RV underbelly what drop ceilings are to basements.
When you think of vintage RVs, the model that comes to mind may be an Airstream, a Shasta, a VW Westfalia conversion van, or maybe even a boxy Ford House Car. It’s possible there are childhood memories of a camper so fabulous that you wish you could find one and restore it and recapture the magic of days gone by. Then again, maybe you were simply driving along when you saw a crazy looking retro camper that caught your eye and you haven’t been able to get it off your mind since. Whatever the reason and whatever the model, you have been feeling the yearning for a vintage RV.
Camping is all about enjoying the outdoors and finding time to relax away from our typically busy lives. When you really want to disconnect, the best way to do it is dry camping. Also called “boondocking,” dry camping is when you take your RV somewhere away from the typical stations and hook-ups of designated campgrounds.
Without the amenities of the campground, it’s important to know how best to conserve your water and electricity to fully enjoy your trip without running into problems, especially if you’re traveling with pets. Read our RV boondocking tips to learn great ways to maximize your dry camping outing.