RV camping made easy: practical tips and tricks

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RV Camping

Discover the world of RV camping! Whether you're a seasoned camper or just taking your first steps into this type of travel, this blog post is the perfect place to start your adventures on wheels. Here's everything you need to know to get the most out of your RV camping holiday. From practical tips and useful tricks to inspiring ideas - we have something for everyone!

Why RV Camping?

Why camp with a motorhome at all? Quite simply: Because it offers you a unique freedom. With a motorhome you can change your travel destinations as you wish. You can spontaneously discover new places and enjoy nature to the fullest. You are not tied to fixed accommodation and can determine your own rhythm. RV camping offers you a great combination of comfort, flexibility and adventure.

You always have your home on wheels with you and can stop whenever you like. You can explore the most beautiful landscapes, discover remote places and experience the freedom of the road. Whether you want to spend the night by a lake or explore a mountain landscape - with the motorhome you have the freedom to make your travel dreams come true. You decide where to go and how long you stay. It is an adventure that gives you unforgettable memories and special moments. So grab a motorhome and experience freedom on wheels!

Our personal tips and tricks for RV camping

In this collection of articles you will find our practical tips and tricks for motorhome camping, which we have collected on our own trips. They are based on many years of experience that we have gathered on our camping trips through Europe. Monika has also been a camping guide for many years in various countries around the world including Europe, North America, Australia and Southern Africa. In her articles, she now passes on the practical experience she gained in the process to everyone who travels in a mobile home themselves.


Parking with a view of the Bavarian Forest

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Camper pitches Germany

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The right preparation

Before you set off, there are a few important points to consider in order to prepare your motorhome vacation in the best possible way. One of the first decisions you need to make involves choosing the right motorhome. There are a variety of models and sizes on the market, ranging from compact campervans to spacious motorhomes. When choosing, you should carefully consider which features and space best suit your needs.

For example, if you are traveling with your family, you will probably need more sleeping and storage space to offer all comforts. Also consider whether you want a separate wet room or a fully equipped kitchen. You should also have the necessary storage space for luggage and Camping equipment take into account. Extensive research and consultation with RV rental companies or dealerships can help you find the RV that best suits your needs.

Buying or renting a mobile home?

When deciding between buying and renting an RV, there are a few factors to consider. If you go camping regularly and want to enjoy the freedom of RV camping long-term, buying your own RV might make sense. Purchasing gives you the opportunity to customize the vehicle to your liking and have it always ready for your adventures. However, keep in mind that buying a motorhome requires a larger investment and you are also responsible for maintenance, insurance and any parking costs.

On the other hand, if - like us - you only want to camp occasionally or want to try RV camping first, the Rent a mobile home be the best option. This also allows you to test different models and sizes before making a final decision. In addition, there are no costs for maintenance, insurance and storage, since you can simply return the motorhome after use. It is advisable to compare different motorhome rentals and take into account the conditions, insurance options and customer service.

However, before you decide to buy or rent, it is important to check the required driver's license requirements. Depending on the weight and size of the motorhome, a special driving license may be required. Check with local authorities or their websites to ensure you have the required license to drive the RV.

Choosing the right motorhome, whether buying or renting it, is a crucial step in making your motorhome vacation an unforgettable experience. Take the time to compare different options and consider your needs and budget.

packing list and equipment

So that you don't forget anything important, it is important to have a comprehensive Packing List to have. Think of everything you will need when camping, such as cookware, sleeping bags, camp chairs and tables. It can also be useful to take technical devices such as a camera or a GPS with you. Don't forget to think of your basic needs, such as water, food, and toiletries. It helps to organize your gear well so you can enjoy a stress-free camping adventure.


Camping with the mobile home
Camping with the mobile home


The best campsites

Campsite choice is important when it comes to RV camping. There are different options depending on whether you prefer to be in nature away from it all or prefer to be close to towns and attractions. There are campsites for every taste. In any case, it's a good idea to do some research in advance and find out which campsite best suits your needs. Think about what amenities the campground offers, where it's located, how much it costs, and whether it's available on the date you want to travel. All of these factors play a role in choosing the perfect campground for your RV adventure. You can find comprehensive tips for choosing the right campsite in our Camping reservation guide.

Route planning

A well planned one Route is very important when you are traveling with the motorhome. So you can get the most out of your motorhome vacation. Think in advance which places you would like to visit and how much time you want to plan for each place. Also consider the distances between each target. It's also a good idea to find out if there are any interesting sights or activities along the way that you'd like to experience. Careful route planning is a great way to use your time RV camping efficiently and ensure you don't miss anything important.

Tips for on the go

During your RV camping trip there are a few important things to keep in mind. It is important to obey the traffic rules and adapt your driving to the circumstances. Also think about your budget and think about how you can save costs. For example, you could choose cheaper campsites or yours Prepare meals in the camperinstead of eating out in restaurants. Take your time to explore nature and keep an eye out for special highlights along your route. There may be beautiful viewpoints, hiking trails or other special places that you can discover. Enjoy your trip and make the most of it!

RV camping in the off-season

The off-season is a great time to experience RV camping without getting too crowded and hectic. During this period, campsite prices are often lower and it is easier to find a free place. Nature presents itself from its calm and contemplative side and you can fully enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Consider planning your campervan vacation off peak season to have this unique experience. You can explore the beauty of nature at your leisure and experience your adventures without large crowds. Take this opportunity to relax and enjoy a special time.

Conclusion on RV camping

With these tips and tricks, you'll be all set to enjoy RV camping. You now have an overview of the aspects that you should consider during your motorhome trip. From preparation and selection of campsites to route planning. So you have the tools for great trips with the motorhome.

By choosing the right motorhome, you lay the foundation for a comfortable stay. Whether you decide to buy an RV to enjoy the long-term freedom of RV camping, or prefer to rent, the choice is yours.

A packing list ensures that you don't forget anything important during your trip. Think of camping utensils, cookware, sleeping bags, camping chairs and tables. Technical devices such as a camera or GPS can also help you record your adventure and find the best paths. Don't forget needs like water, food, and hygiene items.

The choice of campsite is crucial for your motorhome holiday. Do your research ahead of time and find out which campsite meets your needs. Consider factors like amenities, location, price, and availability to make the perfect choice.

A well-planned route makes your motorhome vacation a great experience. Think about which places you want to visit and how much time you plan for each stop. Also consider the distances between destinations and look for points of interest or activities along your route. Careful route planning will help you to use your time efficiently and not miss anything important.

Now it's up to you to browse the collection of articles and discover even more detailed information. There you will find further articles on specific topics such as mobile home equipment, camping tips, travel reports and much more. Use these resources to make your motorhome trip a very special experience.


RV Camping
RV camping in the mountains


RV Camping Questions and Answers

What are the advantages of RV camping compared to other types of travel?

RV camping gives you the freedom to change your travel destinations at will and discover new places on the fly. You are not tied to fixed accommodation and can determine your own rhythm.

How do I find the right motorhome for my needs?

When choosing a motorhome, you should consider how much space you need and which features are important to you. There are different models and sizes, so compare the options and find the motorhome that suits you best.

Where can I find good campsites for my RV adventure?

A good way to find campsites is to search the internet. There are many websites and apps that provide information about campgrounds, their amenities, and reviews from other travelers. You can also use travel guides or recommendations from other motorhome travelers.

Do I need a special driver's license to drive a motorhome?

Yes, depending on the size and weight of the RV, you may need a special driver's license. Find out from the local authorities about the exact driver's license requirements for mobile homes.

How can I save on RV camping costs?

There are several ways to save on RV camping costs. You can choose cheaper campsites, cook meals in the camper instead of eating out, and be careful with your budget. Planning ahead also helps avoid unexpected expenses.

Are there any special rules or regulations I need to be aware of when RV camping?

Yes, there are some rules and regulations that you should be aware of. This includes, for example, complying with traffic rules, respecting campsite rules and the correct disposal of waste. Find out about the specific regulations of the country or region in which you plan to camp.

How do I plan my route for the motorhome trip?

When planning a route, you should consider which places you want to visit and how much time you plan to spend at each place. Consider the distances between destinations and research if there are interesting sights or activities along the way. A well-planned route allows you to get the most out of your motorhome trip.


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RV camping made easy: practical tips and tricks

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn