When we can’t go camping, RVers do the next best thing – attend RV shows! This is where we go when we want to learn more about camping products, check out new RVs, and connect with other travelers.
We are all familiar with the anticipation that builds as a show approaches, the excitement of pulling into the venue parking lot on show day and the thrill of walking in the entrance to the site packed full of shiny new motorhomes, brand new fifth wheels and travel trailers, plus vendor booths offering everything from accessories to food samples.
Why should you go to an RV show?
Camper and RV shows serve many purposes. Sure, they get us
dreaming of evenings spent around the campfire, but they also help us prepare
for our upcoming journeys.
If you’re new to the RV lifestyle, you might be familiar with big motorhomes or fifth wheels. But did you know that there are many small RVs available like pop-ups, teardrop campers, lightweight trailers, and more? These tiny but mighty options can pack lots of features into a compact footprint. This makes them perfect for those who love the outdoors and camping but also enjoy having a few creature comforts. And they’re great for first-time buyers, too! Here are five reasons why small campers make excellent starter RVs.
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One of the biggest advantages of owning a small camper is the weight factor… or lack of it. Most pop-up campers and teardrop trailers weigh in at less than 3,500 lbs., which means you don’t need a truck with heavy towing capacity to take on big adventures. These lightweight travel trailers can be towed behind an SUV or minivan. There are also ultralight options for those with even smaller vehicles, like the svelte Little Guy MyPod which has a curb weight of only 630 lbs. Whatever you choose, make sure you don’t exceed your vehicle’s max towing capacity. Not sure what your vehicle can safely tow? Grab your vehicle information and check out our Tow Rating Guide.
Summer has finally arrived and we’re anxious to get outside and enjoy it. Of all the ways to get out there, from amusement parks to zip lining, camping is our favorite way to experience the season. And it isn’t just fun, it’s good for you, too. Whether you’re spending quality time with others or unplugging from technology for a little while, camping offers several benefits! Here are just a few reasons why you should take a trip this season.
First, let’s talk about an obvious benefit of camping – the chance to explore. Make time to take in all the beauty of nature that surrounds us. You’ll be left staring in awe at the incredible size of the Grand Canyon, the gorgeous colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains, star-filled skies over Arches National Park, and other natural wonders. There are more than 130 national parks and over 10,000 campsites in the United States, so there will always be somewhere new waiting to be discovered. Beaches, deserts, mountains, woods, and hundreds of places in between are yours to explore when you’re camping. Get away for a weekend or plan a longer road trip and make memories along the way.