Fall might seem like the time when you need to clean up your RV and put it away until the next season. The fact of the matter is, though, that the fall season makes for the perfect time to hitch up and go! From cooler temperatures to less crowds, you just can’t go wrong with vacationing in the fall. Read these tips to learn more about how you can stretch out the RV season just a little longer, by enjoying a fall vacation.
Pack For Weather
When vacationing in the summer, the most you have to worry about is a thunderstorm or two. In the fall the weather is much less predictable. Pack to accommodate a variety of scenarios. Bring sweaters to layer up if a cold front comes through and rain boots and a slicker if you run into a rain storm. Pack extra blankets so you don’t freeze at night and can still enjoy time around the campfire.
Select Food Seasonally
Select local, in season foods and cook around what you find. Whipping up a delicious soup or stew made from fresh local vegetables and meats, along with homemade biscuits celebrates the season and provides a warming, stick to your ribs meals.
Many campgrounds up north tend to close around October. By calling ahead you can get an idea of what their schedule is and might even be able to get a break on costs because this is the low season and parks are looking to get RVers through their doors. Additionally, many campgrounds are performing routine maintenance around this time of year. Confirm the spot you want is available and away from any noise that might result from construction/maintenance.
Bring a Camera
You should always have your camera with you when traveling, but remembering it during the fall is incredibly important. Changing leaves, less crowds, and more animals out and about means you’ll have a ton of photo opportunities.
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