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Signs You're Ready to go from Tent Camping to an RV

By Jamie Kinder


To all of the tent campers out there, you know that it can be a process planning your adventure. Packing the car could take more time than you end up spending outdoors, and yet many times we still find ourselves forgetting the simplest of items. Over the years, you will likely take away tricks, tips and lessons from each trip and learn how to improve the next one, but there are some things you cannot avoid for example the unpredictable weather or hard sleeping surfaces. You might be at a point where you're thinking about upgrading to an RV, whether for storage space, better sleeping accommodations or taking along more comforts from home on the road. Not 100% sure? Below are five signs that might mean you're ready for the RV lifestyle.


Your body aches after one night.

If you've camped in a tent you probably know what we're talking about, your body aches from sleeping on the ground or the air mattress that deflated overnight. Most RVs come with a range of sleeping arrangements, even king size beds for the ultimate luxury experience! Find the perfect RV for your family here and sleep comfortably.


You’ve waited in line for the shower for 15 minutes.

While most campsites provide public showers, the downside is waiting in line, lugging your toiletries and let's be honest, wearing flip flops. An RV allows you to shower on your terms and often come equipped with a full bathroom with a shower and/or tub.

Bonus, you don't have to worry about grabbing the flashlight and hiking to the bathroom in the middle of the night!


Your friends and family are the pickiest eaters.

Cooking at a campsite isn't always the easiest, especially if you travel with picky eaters or have special dietary restrictions. RVs help make meal time more enjoyable and convenient with amenities such as a full-size refrigerator and freezer, gas range with oven or microwave, plenty of cabinet storage and even a dishwasher. Some RVs have a second outdoor kitchen so you can cook that gourmet meal and enjoy the outdoors at the same time! Here are some of our favorite kitchen items for the RV:

Double refrigerator bar

Oak Accents Counter Top Extension

Conventional Burner Gas Range


It stormed last night and now all your belongings are soaking wet.

We all know Mother Nature has plans of her own, and sometimes storms are unpredictable. Traveling in an RV provides more safety in bad weather and warmth for those cold nights. Safety is a top priority when you're on the road, so be sure to check the local weather reports and have an emergency plan in place so you can act quickly. We found this great article on severe weather tips for RVers, click here!


You don’t have room to bring the bicycles and ATVs.

You're active campers and love to bring your toys along for the ride, but don't have enough room to store on your car or trailer. A toyhauler RV has a built-in garage in the rear to store your ATVs, bikes, etc. The rear door also drops down to create a ramp so you can roll out with ease. In some models, this ramp also converts to a patio so you can relax outside



How did you know you were ready to get off the ground and get into an RV?

Posted: December 18, 2015

Tags: RV Sales   Tips & Tricks   Travel & Trips  


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