What Features To Look For In An RV

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The basic requirement for a recreational vehicle is that it allows you to camp without having to get primitive. On the other hand, there are loads of extras that you can choose from that will help you get exactly the experience you want from your home away from home. When choosing an RV, you need to think about what features are most important for you. 

Space

The space inside an RV is restricted in two ways. For one, an RV has to be narrow enough to fit inside the traffic lanes on a highway. For another, the department of motor vehicles will restrict how long an RV can be. Thus, if you are looking for ways to create space inside your RV, consider looking for an RV that has sections which will slide out once you park your RV to create more room. Rather than buying the longest RV you can afford, you can enjoy more space without making your RV hard to maneuver with these expanding sections. 

Awnings

Creating sheltered outdoor space is another way to increase the functionality of your RV. Rather than retreating inside every time the weather turns nasty, you can find shelter under awnings. Whether you are trying to escape excess sunlight or rain, an awning can create more entertaining space while you are out on the road. 

Toy Hauling

For some people, it is enough to be able to park your RV in the woods and get away from the hustle and bustle of the rat race. Other people want an RV to be a base of operations as they get out into the woods with ATVs. Some people meet the challenge of hauling toys and an RV into the wild by pulling a trailer behind their RV. Pulling a trailer behind a large vehicle is a challenge in and of itself. Some RVs will have a fold-down panel on the back end that acts as a loading ramp to allow you to store your toys inside your RV. If you would rather use a trailer though, Sauder's Camping & Truck Accessories has used trailers.

These are just a few of the features to look for when choosing an RV. While experienced RVers will likely know some of the features to look for in an RV, manufacturers are always looking for new ways to increase the functionality of their vehicles. Thus, you should talk to your dealer to find out what new features you can find in the latest models. Finding the right RV has more to do with finding a model that offers the features you most need rather than choosing the top-of-the-line model. 

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6 April 2016

extending camping season into the winter

Camping doesn't have to come to an end when the fair weather departs for the year. There are several things that you can do to make winter camping enjoyable and not the least bit uncomfortable. My blog will show you several tips and supplies that can take the chill out of your winter camping trip. The things I have shared have helped me enjoy my camping trips during peak hunting season and kept me warm during some of the worst winter conditions that my area has seen. Hopefully, everything that I have included can help to extend your own camping season.