Camping is a favorite summertime bonding activity enough people to have made it one of the most popular leisure activities in the United States. One of the easiest ways to camp is by renting a camper – a vehicle that has been modified for camping trips, often with amenities such as kitchens, dining rooms, and living areas. If you are interested in camper rental for your next outdoor getaway, read on for some helpful advice about preparing for your vacation!
Families with Young Children
If you have young children or want an effortless camping experience, renting a camper could be excellent. You don’t need to worry about whether or not you will have access to a bathroom or shower if your trailer doesn’t have one. You don’t need to worry about where you will be able to take your children when they are feeling hot, hungry, or need a diaper change during the day. You also don’t have to find someone who agrees to watch them overnight because, with a camper, you can bring up to six people with you, so no one has to stay alone at night. Two main campsites work well with the younger set: family campsite and truck campsite.
Family campsite: a campground with parking, picnic tables, and bathrooms. As long as the camping area has these amenities, you are good to go!
Truck campsite: this is what it sounds like; the camping area is set up for big rigs. These campsites may or may not have the amenities listed above. If they don’t, you will want to stay in an RV park when you go out for the day. If your camper has these amenities, you can either stay at a family campground or find a truck-friendly campsite that fits your camper as closely as possible. Just like the campgrounds listed above, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- The more amenities you have, the better your camper is suited for your needs! If you want to use the kitchen repeatedly, then go with something that has a full-version kitchen and not just a microwave. In contrast, if you are only going to be camping once or twice this summer for a few days, it’s okay if you can get by without showers or bathrooms.
- You will want to find a campsite with parking and doesn’t have too many trees. This will make it much easier to get set up if you have a large camper. If the camping area is already set up, you will be limited in the amount of room you can create for your group, but this doesn’t mean you can’t still make it work!
- You will want to pick a campsite with a vast open space so you won’t feel cramped when getting set up; this is especially important for larger RVs or pickup trucks with spots for multiple campers.
Campsites with More Than One Camping Area
If you are looking for something a little more secluded, you may want to look into an RV park. Many of them won’t have showers or facilities, but that is not always the case. You can usually find something in an RV park that will work just fine for a few days. If you want to find an RV park, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:
- The higher the rating, the more amenities will be offered. Lower-rated parks may offer showers and bathrooms, but most don’t have them. For example, I have personally stayed at very un-clean RV parks in Florida that had all the amenities listed above. Still, on average, the RV parks we visited had a 2-star rating, and they did not offer showers.
- The campground should be easy to locate; you do not want to waste time driving around or searching for it if it is too far away from where you are staying. This is especially important if you are traveling by road. If necessary, ask the management to send you directions.
- Finally, ask your camper to tell you if they have any special requirements such as a type of outlet needed, if they need a specific voltage or if they only run on certain types of fuel (diesel, gasoline, propane).
There are many types of campers for rent, and we hope that this information will help you find the best trailer for your needs.