Get a head start on the camping season this year with a spring break adventure! You may still need your extra blankets and warm layers, but making memories around the campfire is always worth it. We’re sharing advice for getting ready for an RV vacation this spring break, as well as a few destination suggestions.
Prepare your RV
Spring break may be coming, but we’re still dealing with lingering winter weather. With that in mind, it’s probably not time for you to fully de-winterize your RV. If temperatures in your region are still dipping near or below freezing, read through our advice for cold-weather camping. It’s still important to travel with your water system winterized, keep a space heater handy for back-up heat, and combat moisture build-up by using dehumidifying crystals or keeping a window slightly open to allow air circulation.
If your RV has been in storage over the winter, take the time to give your entire RV a good cleaning and do a thorough visual inspection.
Take stock of your supplies
If you haven’t been out all winter, take the time to check through your supplies and replace anything that didn’t survive last summer’s camping season. Go through your pantry, checking on expiration dates and restock essentials (don’t forget the marshmallows!).
Pack cold-weather essentials
Toss in extra blankets, and maybe even a heated mattress pad or electric blanket, to keep you cozy. A heated water hose is a nice upgrade if you’ll be using hook-ups, and check the forecast to see if you’ll need a snow shovel.
Pick your destination
What does your family love to do together? If it’s exploring nature, you’ll find peace and quiet during the off-season at provincial or national parks that offer year-round camping.
If your family can’t wait to hit the slopes, see if a ski hill near you allows RV camping. Enjoy ski resort amenities without the expensive price tag when you dry camp on the mountain. You’ll find a few location suggestions here.
It’s also a great time of year to escape the chill and head south. One of the ultimate spring break destinations has to be Disney World. After a few day’s drive, you’ll be set to play all day and relax each night at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.