We could write an entire book about why RVing beats tent camping, but you may think we’re a little bias. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with tent camping, but RVing makes camping even better! If you don’t believe us, keep reading!
Here are just a few of the many reasons camping with an RV is so much better than a tent.
1. Having Your Own Bathroom
Most people will agree that sharing bathroom facilities with strangers isn’t the best way to start a vacation. After a few days at a campsite, sharing a bathroom with strangers gets even worse. But with an RV, you don’t have to worry about that. You have your own bathroom space, own shower, own facilities, and you can keep them as clean as you like. The bathroom point is a HUGE advantage for most people, especially those with children.
2. Having A Comfortable Bed
We know the tent campers out there will say that there’s no such thing as an uncomfortable bed when tent camping, because it’s about reconnecting with nature and returning to the way we used to live. And that’s a sweet thought, but let’s get real for a moment. Even if you agree with all of that, you still have to admit that RV beds will give you a much better night’s sleep. You can stay warm and comfortable, and the sun won’t shine through your tent at the crack of dawn and wake you up. That’s another win for RVing in our books!
3. Protection From The Elements
Hail, rain, snow, or shine, RVs can deal with them all and you won’t need to worry. But if you’re tent camping and the heavens open, then there’s a good chance you’ll end up ‘washed out’. Yes, that’s right, even with ground sheets and extra blankets, when it’s raining and cold, you’re going to feel it in a tent. In an RV, you won’t. You’re completely protected from the elements and that means you won’t have to call an end to your vacation early. You can stay in your RV and watch as the tent campers pack up and run for the warmth of home…
4. Roving Camp
Some people like setting up camp, right? It makes them feel like they’ve come prepared and can handle anything, but that’s only some people. Most of us prefer to arrive at their destination and then jump right into their vacation. The idea that you have to then pick the perfect spot for your tent, pitch it, and organize the limited space to work for you over the next however many nights you’re there feels a lot more like hard work than a vacation. That’s why RVing is perfect – you’ve got everything you need in one place, meaning you can pack up and relocate in the blink of an eye.
5. Carry On Life As Normal
If you work remotely, you can work while you’re camping if you need, but that’s not so easy from a tent. It would be challenging to set up an effective working environment in a tent with such limited space. While RVing, though, you can carry on working as normal – in fact, you can carry on with your entire life as normal because an RV is simply a home away from home. So you don’t have to change the way you live or your routine which is always comforting.
6. Security For Your Belongings
One of the worst things about tent camping is knowing what to do with your belongings when you want to venture away from camp and explore the local area. Sure, you could put it in your car or truck and bring it along with you, but that’s a lot of effort. You can also buy little padlocks to put on your tent, but if somebody really wants to get inside your tent, they can do it easily since it’s only fabric. But with RVing, all of your belongings are as secure as they would be in your house – locked up, safe, and not easy to get to. That peace of mind is great when you leave camp.
7. More Cooking Options
Many people love the rustic cooking that’s available to you when tent camping. Cooking up food over a campfire, thinking carefully about the meals you can cook and what ingredients you can bring with you without it spoiling – it’s all part of the fun for tent campers. But for many people, that’s a lot of unnecessary stress and work. When you’re taking an RV trip, you don’t need to worry about any of it. You’ll typically have a stove, oven, and microwave, not to mention a fridge too (depending on your RV, of course) so you can enjoy all your usual meals whenever you want. And, if you really want to cook over the fire, you still can!
Getting out there and exploring our great country and the even greater outdoors is what we’re truly passionate about. But tent camping isn’t the only way to do it. If you’re a fan of vacationing right here in the US, then we’re here to let you know that RVing is a great way of doing it.
If, after hearing our thoughts today, you’re interested in RVing, we’d love to introduce you to the RVing world!