Experiencing nature in an RV, basically your “home away from home” is a different type of camping than tenting. Sleeping in the outdoors while in a comfortable, warm and dry bed with nature’s picturesque views, whether its lush forests or rolling waves on a shoreline, is the way to experience nature!
British Columbia caters to all RVer’s from glampers looking for full-service five-star RV resorts to the backcountry enthusiasts seeking rustic sites. Need help finding your RV Campground. Explore the many RV Campgrounds available in BC.
RVing gives a sense of freedom and spontaneity. You can stop at the local fruit stand, pull over at any attraction that suits your fancy, and truly, be in control of your vacation time. Taste the RV lifestyle and go from being on a schedule to a gentler pace.
Give it a try. Rent an RV and sink into your relaxation.
Renting an RV In British Columbia – some advice for our international traveller
Attention overseas travellers! Coming to camp in British Columbia? Rent a motor home and begin your adventure! They come in all sizes and you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. Travelling in a motor home has lots of advantages. It’s a time saver as your accommodation is all ready for you whenever you stop. Weather is not an issue. With present weight limits on air luggage, you can leave your tent and camping gear at home and top up your suitcases with extra clothing and equipment to engage in all your activities. There are numerous campgrounds throughout the province that accommodate motor homes. Whether it is a leisurely or an active camping holiday you’re planning, travelling in a motor home would make your international trip to British Columbia a treasured lifetime... Continue Reading
Myth Busters on the Affordability of RVing
Many people long for the freedom, the spontaneity, and the easy lifestyle RVers enjoy. But, most non-RVers insist, they could never afford an RV vacation. They’re wrong because RVing is a really affordable alternative.
With luxury motorhomes costing six figures and gas prices soaring, how could RVing be affordable for the average family? Let’s dispel some myths about RVing and see if an RV vacation makes sense for you.Myth #1: Buying/renting a motorhome costs a fortune
There’s no question that luxury coaches and big fifth wheels can drain the wallet. Custom rigs, especially new, can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
The Truth: Most of us aren’t rock stars and don’t really need a 40-foot custom coach. A 24-30-foot motorhome can easily sleep four-to-six and smaller motorhomes, fifth-wheels, and tr... Continue Reading
Tips for Safe RV Travel
Before heading out on the road make sure all your windows are closed. This helps to keep the fumes outside and prevents the dust from entering your living area. Adjust the convex wing mirrors on the vehicle, so both you and your co-pilot can see down the sides of your unit. Convex mirrors increase your field of vision and allow you to see things in your blind spot. Just remember that things are closer than they really are, so don’t use convex mirrors to judge distance. Also, once you have adjusted convex mirror they will not need to be re-adjusted Plan your trip wisely and take into account the type of fuel, terrain, and necessary stops you may need to make for your RV / motorhome (for example fuel, sani-dump and fresh water stations). Know your responsibility. Your RV is your home during the vacation. There are very few off-road RV’s ... Continue Reading
Tips To Rent An RV
An alternative to buying a motorhome, fifth-wheel, or trailer is renting one. An average 25-foot class C motorhome (the type with a bed over the cab) rents for $1000-$1200/week. They come fully equipped with kitchen utensils, plates, glasses, cups, cooking pots, towels and bedding. There are no costs for maintenance, insurance, or registration. Just bring your clothing and away you go.Tips from past RV / motorhome renters
“Always ask what’s in the convenience package. These packages generally include dishes, cookware, kettle, coffee filters, utensils, cleaning supplies (broom, dustpan), bedding and towels. We wish we would have brought a doormat, a table cloth for the picnic tables at the campgrounds, and an axe for chopping wood”
“Ask the rental dealers which campgrounds they recommend. You can often ... Continue Reading
Springtime Means RV Season
If you have been storing your unit for the winter, and now with springtime fast approaching, what are considerations for you to ensure you have a trouble free RV season ahead?Here are some things to consider: Check Batteries Reinstall batteries if they were removed. Check the electrolyte levels of the battery (ies). If the level is down then you need to top up with distilled water. Check the state of charge with either a voltmeter or a hydrometer. If they need charging, then charge them up to full capacity. Water Damage
This can be a major issue, you will need to inspect the inside for damage and the outside for potential leaks.Inside: Take a very close look. Open up all cabinets and check all corners. Check below all windows, around all roof vents, and ceiling lights. Any... Continue Reading
Summer Is Here. Time To De-Winterize Your RV!
If the unit was winterized you need to get it ready for use by de-winterizing it. With the bypass for the water heater still in the bypass mode, connect up a hose to your city water connection.Turn the water on and run the taps in the coach until you have no more colouring of the antifreeze. Run all the taps, both hot and cold, flush the toilet, and if you have an exterior shower, run water through both hot and cold. Once the water runs clear for all taps then turn the bypass into the normal mode. This will allow you to fill the hot water tank. In order for the hot water tank to fill right up you will need to open a hot water tap until all the air finishes coming out and you have a steady stream of water. Fill the fresh water tank. As this is filling up, you can check inside cupboards, and exterior compartments where water lines run fo... Continue Reading
Winterize Your RV
Fall in British Columbia can be one of the best times to camp. However, as winter approaches camping season comes to an end. For most campers it is time to winterize and store your RV until the following year. To winterize your Recreational Vehicle you can take it to an RV dealer or you can do it yourself within a couple of hours.2 options to Winterize RV Take your recreational vehicle to an RV dealer Do it yourself Winterizing your Recreational Vehicle Yourself Drain all water from the plumbing system. (Most important to prevent pipes from freezing.) For efficient water drainage, use a compressor. Flush plumbing systems wit... Continue Reading
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