I’ve been an advocate of RVs for some time now. What I find amazing is that so many people genuinely believe it’s not possible to camp comfortably in an RV. Given my own experiences, I beg to differ. Comfortable RV camping is a real thing and it can be done. Read on to find out how.
Think Outside the ‘Box’
The key to keeping comfortable while RV camping is to not spend the entire time in your RV. While I love RVs dearly, I will be the first to admit that they are small spaces that don’t work very well 24/7, especially when you’re travelling with the family like I do ever so often. Therefore, it is a good idea to spend a great deal of time outdoors. After all, that’s what camping is about anyway.
Try a Hammock
Yes, I’m being serious. Hammocks aren’t just for island paradise escapes. In fact, once you can find two sturdy trees roughly 12 feet apart in a shaded area with no obstruction between them, you’ve found a good place for your hammock. My Brazilian hammock is by far my best outdoor companion on our family RV camping trips. My wife and I generally share one and the kids have a separate one for themselves. What’s great about these hammocks is that they’re made of tightly woven fabric, not mesh (which means they don’t leave unsightly marks on my arms and legs after a lazy afternoon nap). They even have their own carry case, which is great since we move around so much.
Get Good Seating
“Sitting on a log for evening supper isn’t so bad, except when the log’s inhabitants decide your legs are fair and free territory for one and all to conquer.” Those are the words of my teenage daughter who petitioned for months until I finally gave in and bought chairs. After much searching I decided on the Picnic Time Portable Folding Sports Chair as it was recommended by a few friends. I’ve got to hand it to Picnic Time. Every time I sit in one of these chairs I forget for a minute that I’m out camping. Now I’m not afraid of going rustic and sitting on logs but for meals this chair is great with its fold out tray. It has quite a few bells and whistles (insulated bottle pocket, pouches etc) that my daughter enjoys and the best part is that it’s light enough to carry hassle free. Despite their awesomeness (my daughter’s word), we only own two of these chairs. My go-to seating solution when we all want to sit together is the Travelchair TravelBench Original 6 Seater. This is because it tends to be more convenient that carrying two chairs that we have to take turns using. This chair is a God-send in terms of value for money and is high on the comfort factor. My son even uses it as a bed sometimes when no one else wants to sit. The fact that it gets my daughter’s stamp of approval is even greater proof that it’s a good choice if you’re looking to up the comfort level on your next RV camping trip.