Most camping enthusiasts book trips for the warm summer months. However, spring is actually an ideal time to take your RV out of storage and hit the open road with your family. From late March to late June, take advantage of the season’s fresh air and sunshine. Here are 12 reasons to take your RV out of storage and plan a spring RV trip.
- Breathe Fresh Air
The warm breezes of the season invite you to go RVing in the spring. Step outside, take deep breaths and feel the warm air on your skin. Fresh air lowers your blood pressure, reduces stress, increases energy, hones focus, improves your mood and helps you sleep. So, fill your lungs with fresh air as you enjoy your favourite outdoor camping activities.
- Get Some Vitamin D
Your body uses vitamin D to boost its immune system, strengthen bones and move muscles. Whether you sit in a chair by the lake, hike along a local trail or play card games on your camp table, soak in the sun as you boost your health and wellness.
- Move Your Body
After sitting indoors all winter, your body is primed and ready to move. Shake off the winter blues and get moving. Head out to the campsite where you can find plenty of exercise opportunities, like hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, bird watching, and playing.
- Delight in Perfect Weather
Sometimes, spring brings rain, but spring weather is also generally perfect for camping adventures. Enjoy the increasing sunshine and rising temperatures while RVing in the spring.
- Encounter Fewer Insects
Mosquitoes, ticks and flies are present outdoors in spring, but their numbers aren’t nearly as high now as they will be in a few months. You’ll still want to pack bug spray and wear long pants as you walk in the woods. Generally, though, you’ll encounter fewer insects while you’re RVing in the spring.
- Stay Comfortable
Hot summer temperatures make camping uncomfortable. As you sweat, you also have to worry about heatstroke, sunburn and dehydration. Cooler spring temperatures mean you can spend time outside without worrying about extreme heat. Of course, you still need to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids, but overall, you’ll stay more comfortable as you enjoy spring camping.
- Experience Lighter Crowds
Meeting new people is one of the fun reasons to camp. But lighter crowds in the spring also mean less noise and more room to spread out. Plus, you may be able to book popular campgrounds and prime sites that typically fill up fast in the summer season.
- See Wildlife
As spring weather invites you to head outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, wildlife also delights in the outdoors in the spring. Watch the squirrels, chipmunks and birds frolic and play. And since spring is the prime birthing season, you’re likely to see plenty of babies. As long as you view wild animals from afar, remove garbage promptly and lock your RV doors, you can connect with and be entertained by wildlife all season.
- Take Beautiful Pictures
Use your photography skills to capture beautiful pictures of nature. Or snap a candid of your family enjoying the great outdoors. Spring is a great time to take and share photos of your camping adventure.
- Save Money
Campsite and RV rental prices are generally cheaper during the offseason. That means you can save money while RVing in the spring. To reduce costs even more as you travel, try these suggestions.
- Stay close to home
- Practice fuel efficiency
- Join a loyalty club
- Borrow or rent the equipment you use infrequently
- Buy generic brand or on-sale groceries and other essentials
- Ask for a discount
- Expand the Camping Season
Rather than wait for the traditional summer camping season, get an advanced start on your favourite outdoor activity. Book a spring RV trip to enjoy an extra few months of camping.
- Get Spontaneous
With a spring camping trip, you have more options for spontaneity. Summer camping trips require you to reserve your campsite months in advance, especially if you want to stay in a popular spot. Schedule an RV trip this spring to get your pick of campgrounds and campsites across Canada.
Spring is the perfect time for planning an RV trip. Book your next RV adventure today and enjoy all the benefits of camping in the spring season.