What You Should Know Before Your RV Camping Adventure

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If you’re looking to vacation in prime vacation destinations with world class customer service and outstanding amenity packages, then Sun RV Resorts is your one-stop-shop! With an impressive collection of over 45 luxury RV resorts and campgrounds in 16 states across the United States, Sun’s portfolio caters to all-age, family-friendly and active 55+ guests.

As an RVer, there is important information to convey about your rig to an RV resort or campground when reserving a site for your getaway. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

 

Types of Site Types

RV sites will vary in size, so it’s important to make sure you’re booking one that will fit the length of your rig as well as accommodate any room for slide-outs.  Some RV sites are also large enough to accommodate a tow behind vehicle, so you’ll want to keep this in mind if RV resorts and campgrounds are stating that they offer sites longer than 45 feet, which is the length limitation on the longest domestic recreational vehicles available to purchase.

Another option to keep in mind during your travels is whether RV sites are pull-through or back-in. A pull-through RV site is just as it states, one that you can drive into and exit on the other side. A back-in site is a little more complicated because if you’re unable to back-in your rig it will be more difficult to hook up the sewer and water hoses as well as the electricity lines since the utilities are meant to be set up on the driver’s side of the RV.

 

Make Sure You’ve Got the Hookup
  •  Electricity: Most campgrounds and RV resorts offer 30-amp service for pop-up campers and travel trailers or 50-amp for larger RV’s. It’s possible to step the power source up or down with designated electrical cords and adapters, allowing 30-amp units to use a 50-amp power source and vice versa. It is always best, however, if you can book a site with the proper power source for your particular RV.
  • Water: Water hookups allow RVers to connect their rigs directly to a campground or RV resorts fresh water supply. Only the most rustic/remote campgrounds do not offer this service.
  • Sewer: A full hookup connection at an RV park or campground will include a sewer connection on your RV site, which allows you the convenience of dumping your tanks as needed without leaving your campsite.
  • Cable and WiFi: Connections to cable television and WiFi are hit and miss when it comes to most parks, but at Sun RV Resorts, we offer cable service and our free Simply Sun WiFi service at almost all of our locations.

 

Room for Slide-outs

Although all of the RV resorts and campgrounds in the Sun RV Resorts portfolio, and others across the county, offers sites with plenty of room for multiple slide-outs, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind before setting up your rig. Inquire about the specific campsite that you’ve been assigned to ensure there is enough room on either side of the site to fully extend your slides or awnings. Obstacles, such as trees or utility hookup posts, can wreak havoc on your rig and not allow your slide-outs to fully extend out.

 

Rent Before You Buy

Purchasing an RV is a major decision, so it isn’t uncommon to “try before you buy” by renting first. Even a short-term rental period can be very informative to your commitment to embrace the RV lifestyle. Sun RV Resorts offers select locations with fully prepped RV rentals right on-site, so you can experience an RV without the added fuel expense of driving it yourself or having to set everything up. This is ideal for first-timers looking to get their feet wet in the RVing world.

 

Helping Hands

The helpful, friendly and knowledgeable team members at Sun are always willing to lend a helping hand in locating your site and assisting with setting up your rig. From directing you as you back-in and leveling your rig to assisting you with your various hookups, we believe in exemplary customer service and going the extra mile for all of our guests!