The Beginners Guide to RV Campgrounds
You can’t talk about RV trips without talking about campsites and campgrounds. We will handle all of your campground reservations, but here are some things to learn about.
Reservable vs First-Come, First-Served
The first-come sites that are available can be booked when you arrive and paid upon arrival. These sites can be great, but during popular seasons and in popular places, we don’t suggest them. The fill up in the morning and can easily leave you without a place to camp by evening.
All the campgrounds we use can be reserved in advance. This gives you the advantage of adventuring all day and knowing you have a reservation at the end of the day.
RV Hookups Explained
Hookups Included: None
The heater, stove and fridge will run off the RV propane. Lights will be powered by the house battery in the RV. The only thing that won’t work in your RV is your air conditioner and microwave. These need extra power to run. Most campgrounds that don’t have hook-ups will have a water fill up and dumping station within the campground for everyone’s use.
Hookups Included: Electricity
These sites have an electric box for you to plug into your RV. This gives you unlimited access to your air conditioning, microwave, lights and power to charge your electronics. .
Hookups Included: Water and Electricity
Partial sites allow you all the fresh water you need. However, without a sewer, your water usage will have to stop when your “black and brown water tanks” (dirty water) are full. You may “dump” your tanks at the general camp dump station.
Hookups Included: Water, Electricity, Sewer
Water, electricity and sewer. These sites have it “all”. You pull in, plug in your power, attach your water hose and your dump hose and you’re set. It is a good idea to have one of these sites every few stops so you can refill fresh water, dump your dirty tanks and charge electronics.