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Getting ready for a camping trip with your family and friends? Whether you are roughing it for the weekend in tents on the ground or driving your motor home across the country, it’s important to be prepared for whatever nature throws at you. From safety to etiquette to comfort, there is some basic knowledge every camper should…
Getting Mail While Living On an RV
Your road map is in hand, the bags are packed, and you’re ready to hit the road. Your RV trip is about to begin, but did you remember all the pre-trip details? One detail you’ll want to address is your mail, particularly if bills will need to be paid while you’re gone. Here are a few…
A family sitting in lawn chairs outside a recreational vehicle
The return of crisp autumn air, team jerseys on display and tailgating parties can only mean one thing: It’s football season! There are few better ways of getting in the team spirit and enjoying the sport amid friends than tailgating. And if you own an RV, tailgating can be a practical way of enjoying games…
How to Modify Your Towable RV for Backwoods Roads
Recreational vehicles are great for RV resorts, developed campgrounds and highways. But if you want to explore some of Colorado’s more remote areas, and you have a towable RV, you may need to consider a retrofit or two. Towable RVs include a pop-up, travel trailer, toy hauler or fifth wheel (the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association…
5 Great Places for Chicago’s RV Lovers [SLIDESHOW]
Summer is the season for road trips, and there’s no better way to see the Midwest than packing up the RV and hitting the road. We’ve tracked down some of the best places to park your camper and explore nature. So put these five stops on your RV to-do list and start driving.  
RV in canyon
Owning an RV means getting out and exploring the country. It also means learning to live in tight quarters — sometimes in a space that’s a mere 12 feet long.  For many, the benefits of exploring open land outweigh the challenges posed by space constraints. The number of RVs on the road has increased in the U.S. over…
RV road trip
Perhaps no one better understands the Buddha quote, “It is better to travel well than to arrive,” than those who own recreational vehicles. And, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and a 2011 commissioned study by the University of Michigan, more and more travelers are embracing the concept. U.S. ownership of RVs has reached…
camping in Iceland
Leaving the hassle of everyday life seems to be a universal benefit of going on a camping trip. I know I really enjoy the “getaway” aspect of camping. When I’m among the trees, setting up my tent and tending the campfire, I prefer to be “unplugged” from much of my technology at home…or at least…
Camp Safety: Choose the Right Camping Safety Gear
When most folks think of camping, it’s all about fresh air, sunshine and outdoor fun. Unlike back-country camping, where you rough it on your own, campgrounds like those at Kampgrounds of America have amenities like warm showers, swimming pools and a store for those last-minute needs. But even at organized campgrounds like that, keeping safety a…
Camping Etiquette According to KOA
Camping, especially on well-maintained campgrounds, can be a fun, beautiful experience full of adventure. Campers enjoy the outdoors, as well as other campers — many will say that they meet the nicest people during camping trips. At Kampgrounds of America, we make a point of interacting with our campers, and I’ve been told by many…