Whenever you think of a recreational vehicle or travel trailer, what comes to mind? For many, the lure of the open road and endless adventure fills the imagination. Not to mention all of the glorious nature that will be encountered when you get to your long-awaited destination.
However, many people enjoy the benefits of keeping their camper stationary. Whether it is situated on a spot of land year round or in a seasonal campground, there are tons of perks in keeping your rig immobile.
Towing a travel trailer across the country is a dream for many. For some RV enthusiasts though, this just isn’t possible. Kids, jobs, school, and obligations have most of us tied down. Having your camper already set up and waiting for you can make getting to the great outdoors a lot less stressful.
1. You don’t have to haul the trailer everywhere!
Pulling an RV or camper is quite an experience on every level. It can be thrilling getting your rig out on the highway, leaving all of your cares behind. More often than not though, hauling a travel trailer every weekend or every few weeks can be a nerve-wracking business.
When pulling our brand new Puma Palomino from Mayfield, Kentucky to our land in Cadiz, I thought we were never going to get there. Although the trip is an easy one-hour drive, there was construction on the interstate almost the entire trip.
Pulling our 32-foot dream camper between tight lanes and never-ending concrete barriers felt endless. This little excursion was all I needed to remind me why we had decided to keep our camper stationary in the first place.
2. You can find your dream spot and make it your own.
No matter where you are situated, more likely than not there is a campground somewhere close-by. Most of these campgrounds offer seasonal camping, as well as overnight or weekly camping.
Doing some research to find a great seasonal spot is well worth the effort. Normally you can keep your RV stationary from March until November for a yearly fee. Almost all campgrounds offer great amenities. Having a beach lakeside, pool, playgrounds for the kids, laundry facilities, the list goes on and on.
Not having to haul your trailer every time you want to get by the lake or mountains is a huge time saver. Plus, you’ll already have everything set up, so you’re not loading and unloading all of your gear every time you take a trip.
3. You can go on a whim.
It’s easier to be spontaneous when you already have your RV set up somewhere. When you are travel camping, it takes a lot of time and planning to get your trip organized.
You have to map out your destinations. Making sure there are reputable camping facilities available is a must. After careful planning of your trip, you have to hope all of those hours spent reading campground reviews were accurate.
Having your camper stationary at a seasonal campground takes the guesswork out of all of that. All you have to do is pack the necessities and head off to enjoy the wonders of nature.
Hitting the road in your RV, watching the world go by, is a beautiful way of life. But for those of us who can’t get away to travel cross-country, having your RV already there waiting for you is a great compromise.