Forty million Americans take their RVs on vacation at least once a year. Some choose backyard campsites and others opt for luxury RV resorts.
The RV resorts you choose will affect how enjoyable your vacation is.
You need a space that accommodates everything you want to do on vacation, as well as your unique personality. Some resorts are better suited to young families with children, while others cater to retirees.
To find the perfect RV resort for your getaway, keep reading. Here are some things to consider when browsing resort listings.
Full Hookup Stations
For ultimate convenience, choose a resort that has all your hookups in one station.
Some resorts are set up so you can hook up your sewer, water, and electric at the same time. That is certainly important if you do not want to drive to empty your black and gray tanks before you leave the resort area.
Keep in mind that the amps in different hookup stations can vary. If your RV needs 50 amps, check that the resort can accommodate this requirement before you book.
Unfortunately, RV resort forums are littered with complaints about small lots.
Being squished between your neighbors isn’t exactly ideal — especially if you have slides.
Look for lots that allow you to have all slides open plus more space. This gives you some extra breathing room and perhaps even a yard to enjoy the outdoors at night.
If you like camping with lawn chairs, a hammock, or outdoor dining furniture, find a resort that can accommodate.
Your Style of Amenities
What kind of traveler are you?
Do you look forward to socializing with all the other campers? Or are you looking for a solitary, tranquil escape from everyday life?
Your style of RVing affects the type of resort you’ll most enjoy.
If you enjoy socializing, look for resorts with community events and public gathering spaces. They might have communal firepits, dining areas, a pool, and more.
But, if you prefer to feel alone in nature, you don’t need those amenities. Look for the local attractions and lookouts for you to check out.
This last resort feature should not be overlooked.
When driving in and out of a lot, the pad level matters. Uneven or sloping ground is much more difficult to maneuver on, especially with a 40-foot rig.
Inquire about the pads in the lots. The last thing you want is a slanted lot and your water pooling in one corner of the shower.
You don’t necessarily need asphalt or concrete lots specifically. All that matters, even if it’s grass or gravel, is that it’s leveled.
Interested in Learning More About Choosing RV Resorts?
The RV resort you choose can make or break your experience. Luckily, there’s ample information online about all the different RV resorts.
Keep the tips above in mind when choosing an RV resort for your next vacation.
To help with your resort research, check out this post. It will give you a few good suggestions on where you might want to spend your next trip.