When it comes to choosing an RV park, you deserve the best of the best. After all, there are always plenty of other options out there. If a park doesn’t make you feel comfortable, then it just doesn’t feel like it was worth the time or money, and you probably won’t end up coming back.
It doesn’t seem like we ask for much, just a clean place to park for a couple nights. But in order for an RV park to be worthy of a five-star review on RV Park Reviews, here are 10 things in particular that they should definitely have.
1. Free WiFi
What is this, the 1930s? WiFi is almost essential in modern times. Some people rely on it everyday for work, and many full-timers need it for routine tasks like banking. Nothing will turn visitors off more than charging an extra fee to log on to the web. Not everyone needs to sit and surf online for hours, but it is nice to stay connected and be able to share your photos on Facebook.
2. There’s enough space between you and your neighbors
Nobody wants to feel crowded by their neighbors. A five-star-worthy RV park has enough space between sites so that everyone can enjoy a sense of privacy, and a little bit of breathing room.
3. There’s a convenient way to get rid of your trash
Trash stinks, so of course you’ll want to be able to easily dispose of it. It’s always a plus if their bin is within a short walking distance from your site, or even better—if the park offers on-site trash pickup and recycling.
4. Pull-through sites are well-maintained and spacious.
You know you’re pulling into a great park when their pull-through sites are nice and big. A huge, defined site makes parking so much easier, no matter what type of RV you’re in.
5. Picnic tables are provided
Picnic tables are a must when it comes to camping. A good RV park will provide not just one but several of them, and they won’t make you pay to use them. You don’t even have to eat at the tables—you can sit and do work, play games, or simply just enjoy a conversation while soaking in your surroundings.
6. The electrical and sewer connections are up-to-date
Dumping waste is not something most of us really want to have to deal with. But, we have to. And when an RV park offers up-to-date connections, it just makes it all the easier. Or, use a macerator!
7. The laundry facilities are clean (with plenty of washer/dryers)
Like trash, dirty clothes can start to smell up your RV after they’re been sitting for a few days. So depending how long you’re staying, you may end up needing to use the laundry facilities. An RV park can easily earn a few brownie points by having a clean laundry room, with plenty of easy-to-use washers and dryers.
8. They have a pet area and/or a playground
The more amenities an RV park offers, the better. You have a place for my four-legged friend and my little ones to run off all their energy? And I can still sit and drink an ice cold beer at my spacious site later on? Alright, alright—take my money already.
9. The shower facilities are spotless, and there’s always plenty of warm water
Perhaps one of the most important features at an RV park is having a clean place to take a shower. It’s really what we would expect in our bathrooms at home (or maybe a level up).
Just keeping it stocked with items like toilet paper and paper towels is essential, as well as keeping it maintained (without paint peeling off the walls or trash on the floor). And then there’s the water.
Have you ever taken a freezing cold shower at a resort? It’s absolutely miserable. No matter what time you’re jumping in, the water should always be at a nice warm temperature.
10. And the customer service makes you feel right at home
Greet us with a smile. Even offer us some free coffee when we check in, maybe. But also, be well-trained and knowledgeable about RVing, the park and local area, and all of the amenities offered.
One of the most memorable and important features of any business—including RV parks—is wonderful customer service from the staff.
What else should an RV park always have? Add to this list in the comments below!