If you’re itching to hitch up and head out for your fall camping trips, you’re not alone! Fall is a gorgeous time of year to go camping. The scenery is fantastic, mosquitos are less of a bother, and nothing beats a great bowl of stew around the campfire on a crisp fall night – or a hot cup of coffee in the morning! Still, with a shift in season comes a shift in what to pack and prepare for. We’re sharing some fall camping tips to help make your trips this season more comfortable and convenient.
A few things you should double check on your new or used RV can make or break your camping trip. Make sure to check the following:
- Propane tanks
- Tires, hitch, and brakes
- Smoke/CO detectors
- Tank heaters, if you have them
- Roof for cracks or other damage
Not sure on some of these. Contact our service department for a quick RV service before you hit the road. You won’t regret it!
Fall days tend to run the gamut on what to expect in the weather – beginning with chilly mornings, pleasant afternoons, and capping off with crisp nights. And don’t forget the possibility of autumn rains. Make sure to include the following that will help you stay comfortable and keep having fun no matter what the weather has in store:
- Extra socks
- Waterproof boots/shoes
- Rain ponchos
- Waterproof matches
- Extra blankets
- Board games for rainy days
- Reusable hand warmers like these
- A meal plan: campfire cooking always tastes better, but have some meals you can easily throw in a slow cooker inside. And don’t forget fixings for indoor s’mores!
Plan to dress in layers. Yes, this means you’ll be packing a few more items, but you won’t regret it. Base layers are lightweight and thin and hug your body closely – think long john’s – and help pull moisture/sweat away from your skin. Fleece pullovers make great middle layers, and your outer layer should be a wind/water resistant jacket. And pack those extra socks! Whereas you may be able to comfortably rewear base layers a day or two, you’re going to want warm, clean, and dry socks each day – and count on changing them in the middle of the day if you end up getting them wet during a hike.
The fall is our family’s favorite time of year to go camping, and with a little prep and good planning, you can easily enjoy your best vacations yet. Contact us today if you need other help or tips for year-round camping in your new or used RV.