Campsite fees can vary widely depending on the location and amenities offered. Consider staying at state and national parks, which are typically less expensive than private RV parks. You can
Finding the Right Campsites
Finding the right campsites is essential to enjoying your full-time RV living experience. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect spot:
Research Campsites Ahead of Time
Before hitting the road, research campsites in the areas you plan to visit. Look for reviews and ratings from other RVers to get an idea of what to expect. Check availability and make reservations in advance to ensure you have a spot to park your RV.
Consider Campground Amenities
Different campsites offer different amenities. Some have full hookups, while others only offer water and electric. Some campgrounds have swimming pools, playgrounds, and other activities, while others are more rustic. Consider what amenities are important to you when choosing a campsite.
Check for Pet-Friendly Campsites
If you have pets, make sure to check for pet-friendly campsites. Some campsites have restrictions on pets, while others welcome them with open arms. Be aware of any additional fees for pets and make sure to clean up after them.
Considering Boondocking, or Off-Grid Camping?
Some considering full time may be thinking of going totally off-grid. That means being fully self contained – no external power, water or sewer hookups. However you also risk not having the amenities you may need. While boondocking is an option for most full-timers, it’s not for everyone. Many full timers do a mix of campground and off-grid camping to both save money but also give you access to amenities when needed.
For example, you may boondock for 5 or 6 nights, then use a campground for 1 or 2 so you can take advantage of a sewer dump, the ability to restock your fresh water, and perhaps charge batteries. You may also find other amenities, such as laundry, showers, pools etc. useful and enjoyable.