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With cold weather ahead, you may be looking for your last vacation of the year. Or maybe you’re fine with camping in the cold and have a lot of weekends planned ahead! Either way, finding a campsite with the right RV park amenities for you and your family is important to enjoying your trip to the fullest.

Read on to learn about some of the most popular RV park amenities to keep an eye out for during your trip planning process!

Full Hookup Stations

One of the best parts of camping at an RV park versus boondocking is enjoying the benefit of a hookup station. Reliable electricity and water can simplify your camping trip quite a lot! While these partial hookup stations are easy enough to find, a real luxury is staying at an RV park with a full hookup station.

What’s the difference? Full hookup stations include sewer hookups too! That means you can check “finding a dump station” off your RV departure checklist. Even if you’re used to using dump stations to clear your black water tanks after a great trip, it’s a treat not to have to worry about it.

This type of RV park amenity is all about making your RV really feel like a home on wheels. Removing some of those basic chores from your trip can go the extra mile to letting you focus on enjoying the vacation, the park and your surroundings!

Free Wi-Fi

Access to the internet is something we all take for granted. With 4G or 5G connections that rival home internet speeds, you always expect to be able to check the news, your emails or social media whenever you want! But when you’re out in the wilderness, it’s not always a guarantee. The more remote your campsite is, the more likely you are to find out you can’t get a signal (unless you packed a strong signal booster!)

Wi-Fi service as an RV park amenity guarantees that steady level of connection that we’re always used to at home.  In most cases, this Wi-Fi access gives you flexibility when it’s time to rest in your RV after a day of fun in the sun. You may still not be able to do some things, like streaming HD video, but you’ll have guaranteed access to catching up on the latest news and information.

Some RV parks take it a step further and provide strong Wi-Fi access around the park grounds. So even if you’re not in the RV, you can still hop on your preferred social media platform to check in or even share photos of your trip!

Onsite Laundry Facilities

Camping can be an experience full of dirt, mud and grass stains. The more time you enjoy outdoors, the more likely your clothes are to show the evidence! If your RV has a washer and dryer, it’s not a big deal to you. But if you don’t have these essentials in your RV, you’ll need to come up with another solution.

Many RV campers choose between packing enough clothes that you don’t need to worry about laundry or cleaning their clothes the old-fashioned way at the campsite. Depending on your family, the length of your trip, and your willingness to put in the elbow grease, these may not be ideal solutions for your relaxing vacation.

If your choice of RV park includes an on-site laundry facility, you can think about extending your trip from a few days to a week or more! These types of RV park amenities make it a lot easier to enjoy extended trips without the logistical headaches that often go with it. If you’re a full-time RVer, it’s also convenient to stay somewhere and get your laundry done instead of driving off to the nearest town laundromat before you hit the road to your next destination.

Easy Parking

While it may not be classified as a typical “amenity,” the idea of easy RV parking is something that beginner and veteran RV owners alike will enjoy. No matter how experienced you are maneuvering an RV, they’re still massive units that take a bit of work to get where you want to go. This is especially true when you’re trying to squeeze through tightly packed campsites with plenty of other RVs and people moving around.

An RV designed for easy parking tends to mean pull-through parking. It’s exactly what it sounds like – pull up to your spot and park. No backing in between anxiety-inducing campsite poles that seem impossibly close.

And when you’re ready to pack up and leave, you just keep pulling straight through and head on your way out! Whether you have a compact RV or a luxury destination trailer, you’ll appreciate the convenience and ease of any park that offers simple campsite parking.

Pet Friendliness

Lastly, one RV park amenity that campers are bound to love are those campsites designed to make it a vacation for you and your furry friends. The freedom of RVing means avoiding strict hotel rules, including the ubiquitous “no pets” part that can mean a vacation for you but doggy daycare for your pets. RVing with pets is convenient, but the best parks will make it a much better experience for them (and you!)

Of course, any park is going to be heaven for your pets, but a truly pet-friendly park will have everything from dog parks to dog-friendly hiking trails and more. When you do your research for your next destination, you can look at their websites or call ahead to find out their policies on pets and what amenities they may have to pamper your pup.

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You want to get the most out of everything. Why not get the most out of your RV and all the space in it as well? Here are some tips to help you get the most out of each item you pack – great RV camping hacks!

Tension Rods for Storage Safety

RVs are designed with a lot of storage in mind. However, sometimes rough roads or just motion in general can cause items to shift or get jumbled around during travel. A great RV camping hack is using tension rods to keep items in place during transit.

This simple solution can be used in many different areas of your RV as tension rods come in a variety of sizes. Smaller ones can be used in kitchen cabinets to keep spices from spilling or in the bathroom to prevent toiletries from tumbling around. Larger rods can be used in pantries or closets to push dry goods or clothing back and keep them secure while traveling. Upon arrival, they are simple to move up or remove altogether when you are setting up camp, allowing easy access to anything you need. Larger rods may even be repurposed while camping and positioned in the shower to hang wet swim suits while they drip dry.

Reuse Everything from Home

Some of the best RV camping hacks are simply repurposing items from home. Items like jars and boxes that have served their original purpose make wonderful storage solutions for RVs. Shoe boxes or Ramen noodle 12-pack boxes are great for storing camping essentials like a s’mores kit. Simply store your graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate together in the box and you have everything at your fingertips for a quick trip out to the campfire.

Empty tissue boxes make great one-at-a-time pop-up plastic grocery bag dispenser for everything from trash to doggie waste bags. Tic Tac or other small candy containers can be used for travel-sized versions of spices.

Your family can brainstorm whenever you empty a bottle or container at home. Make a game of it as you consider all the RV camping hack possibilities for each item to see if it will be a new RV solution before you throw it away.

Add Storage with Stick-On Fasteners & Magnets

Add instant additional storage and organizational space to your RV with adhesive and magnet-based storage solutions. These RV camping hacks can be a life saver in almost any area of your RV. Command strips or similar hooks can be used to hang clothing and accessories in the bedroom or cooking utensils and keys in the kitchen or entry way.

Magnetic strips are another RV camping hack option. They are easy to find and can be quite useful in the kitchen for keeping utensils within easy reach. Magnetic lids for spices can also be a handy way to keep cooking essentials handy.

Let your creativity flow as you think of ways to use all the “blank space” in your RV. You can check out other campers’ ideas for ways to keep important items right where you need them yet organized and out of the way.

Over-the-Door Hooks

Another easy RV camping hack waiting to be used are your doors. There are many accessories designed to hang off doors and ways to repurpose or expand on the original intent. An over-the-door shoe storage caddy can become an RV bathroom linen closet or storage for toiletries. Everything from hand towels and wash cloths to hair dryers and deodorant can have a home on the back of the door.

When you use hooks on the inside of cabinets, small waste containers can be positioned for easy access to and disposal of trash.

Stick-on LED Lights

One of the best ways to enjoy your RV is when you can see it! A well-lit interior is not only more pleasant, but much safer as well.

If the lighting throughout your camper isn’t to your satisfaction, one of the most effortless RV camping hacks is stick-on lights. A pack of these brilliant gems instantly improves the illumination in your RV wherever you need it. No more stubbed toes in dark hallways or squinting trying to read in bed. They can make great nightlights as well.

Stick-on lights last for years and are a relatively inexpensive fix. They provide significant additional lighting for specific areas, even inside cabinets and closets. They are also great in emergencies if the electricity is out, or if you like boondocking and want to save on battery power.

Collapsible Containers Are King

Any type of container that collapses can make the unpacking phase of an RV vacation go by much faster and with less effort. This RV camping hack saves you time and space while keeping things organized on your way to and from your camping destination. Tote your food in collapsible crates or your clothes in collapsible trash bins and you can easily maximize your space when you unpack or when you’re done using what you packed inside them. It’s a great way to help minimize clutter in your RV.

Bungee Cords Keep Things Closed

Bungee cords are the jack-of-all-trades when it comes to RV camping hacks. They can be used to keep RV drawers and cabinets closed when you can pack them a bit too full and they won’t stay closed as designed. There’s nothing more frustrating that arriving at your campsite only to have to spend time cleaning up a mess in your RV from a cabinet or drawer that flung open on a tight turn.

Bungee cords can not only be used to secure anything, they can be repurposed upon arrival. Use a bungee to secure your rolled-up outdoor mat during your trip and use it while you’re camping to hang your campfire forks from your RV or a nearby tree. A few bungees, depending on their length, can be strung between trees for a makeshift clothes line.

The use of bungees, boxes or bottles as RV camping hacks is only limited by your imagination. Have fun, get the most out of all you pack, and hack on!

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Summer is here! The sun shines, the earth heats up, and people flock to the water. It’s the time of year to relax in the sand, play in the waves, and watch the sun rise – or set – over the water depending on which coast you’re visiting. There’s no better season to spend some quality time at a waterfront RV park. There are beaches to bask on, oceans to surf over, and lakes to fish in! Read on to learn more about some of the great waterfront RV parks this country has to offer.