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For new RVers, the anticipation of taking your first trip to the dump station can be like first day of school jitters meets colonoscopy. You may be anxious because you’ve never emptied your tanks before. You may be nervous that everyone else is watching, or worried that you’ll miss a step in the process and create a black-water disaster.

There’s no reason to ruin a perfectly good vacation with a dump station epic fail…or simply the anticipation of a disaster. We’ll cover what you need to know to survive your trips to the RV dump station so you can end every camping trip on a good note and with empty tanks. Then, the only tales of harrowing adventure will be those that happen while hiking, fishing, swimming, and the like during your camping trips.

According to one of the most famous folk songs in the United States, written by Woody Guthrie:

 

“This land is your land, this land is my land,

From California, to the New York Island,

From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters

This land was made for you and me.”

 

What better way to enjoy this land of ours than to see it up close? And, what better way to see it up close than to camp on it? The Yellowstone Act of 1872 established by Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant, was the first act to set a tract of land apart for public use. Today, there are over 100 million acres of public land in state and national parks. Camping on public land is a wonderful way to appreciate and enjoy nature from coast to coast.

There are many reasons to love camping. Camping may be your getaway. You may enjoy the outdoors and long hikes to get closer to nature. You might like wide open places to play with your toys. You may even be a camper who enjoys dispersed camping and unplugging for a refreshing break from all things electronic. You may be enjoying retirement by seeing the country one campground at a time. No matter what motivates you to camp, there are resources at your fingertips to help you plan your next camping trip.

Here are six of the best RV websites to research, plan, and discuss ideas about camping. You may want to get away from it all, but with the best RV websites at your fingertips, there’s no reason to leave home without plans.