5 Reasons Why RV Camping Beats Tent Camping
Why sleep on the hard ground and swat the bugs away as you attempt to eat your hot dog around the campfire? Ditch the stress and strain of sleeping in the great outdoors with an RV. Seriously, they come in all shapes and sizes from light-weight and bunkhouse campers to Class A and C motorhomes, 40′ toy haulers, and four-season fifth wheels for the entire family (and your toys, too!).
The debate continues: RVs vs. tents. Does anyone ever win?
Here’s our top 5 reasons why we choose to RV, every time. (And where to get one, if you’re looking.)
Protection from bad weather, wild animals, and pests: Sleeping in a tent leaves you vulnerable to waking up in a mud puddle or having your tent come crashing down on you in the middle of a rain storm. Not to mention the mosquitos, snakes, or hungry bears and mountain lions who might come calling. And have you ever tried to put up a tent in Wyoming wind? Good luck with that. With an RV, you just shut the windows and doors and problem over.
Good night’s sleep: Anyone over a certain…ahem…age…knows what sleeping on the cold, hard ground can do to your back the next day. Even with an arsenal of air mattresses and other products, is your back ever really safe? Not to mention all the tossing and turning and cool, frigid air seeping in through the tent that makes a good night’s rest nearly impossible. In an RV, you bring your bedroom with you, complete with closed blinds and curtains. Oh, and a bathroom for those middle-of-the-night trips.
Your own kitchen: Everyone loves a hot, gooey s’more cooked over an open fire, but the magic lessens when it comes to cooking dinner, and things get a lot more complicated as you rifle through the cooler to dig out the burgers and smashed buns, the tableful of condiments, and paper plates and plastic cutlery that you wrestle with to keep out of the dirt. In an RV, you can pack up your food items in advance and organize for ease of access and nice, clean indoor cooking on nice clean surfaces, and a place for your family to sit and eat comfortably.
Handle your business, indoors: Is there really any comparison between roughing it and hot and cold running water, a flushable, sanitary toilet, and your own private shower? Even pop-ups and toy hauler RVs can be outfitted with portable toilets and running water.
Bring the comforts of home: There’s merit to fresh air and nature, but after a day outside, it’s nice to come home into a nice air-conditioned or heated space with all of your favorite things, tunes blasting on the surround-sound, or maybe a late-night movie on the flat-screen. Nature is out there waiting for you, but why not enjoy it with the comforts of home at your fingertips after a long day of travel or fishing, hiking, and biking in the sun.
Are you interested in learning more about the many exciting advantages that RVing can offer? Come see Phil and the family at Eastside RVs, Gillette’s family-owned and operated fun center, servicing the community for over 30 years.
Eastside RV’s Inc. (307) 686-1435
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