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 treasur... Continue Reading
Preparing Your RV for a British Columbia Winter Camping Trip
Winter RVing in British Columbia is a one-of-a-kind experience. Waking up in a winter wonderland of snow while warm and cozy under a nice warm duvet in your winterized RV is many people’s dream. After breakfast you can get your winter snow togs on and be on your favourite ski hill or cross-country trail, beach hike or ice fishing lake in a matter of minutes!
From November 1 to March 31 the temperatures are low, snow and rain is encountered and daylight hours are a lot shorter but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy RV camping in the wintertime. The Camping and RVing BC Coalition has created a page on their website featuring over 150 campgrounds and RV Parks https://www.campingrvbc.com/winter/ that are open for business for the winter RVer!
Winter camping comes with its very own unique challenges and we hope these tip... 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
RV Fire Risks
The vehicles you camp in on vacation and use for recreation while in the backcountry can themselves be fire risk factors. This is a partial list of the most common RV fire risks; most can be avoided or reduced by regular maintenance. We recommend servicing your camping vehicle annually.RV fires are frequently caused by wiring system problems or electrical shortages and these are often attributed to refrigerators, generators, air conditioning, and some motors, but can be caused by any wired/electrical appliance in your RV. ... 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
RV Fire Safety
Nobody wants to encounter a fire in their RV. Unfortunately, it can happen, and taking a little time ahead of an emergency to plan is a worthy exercise. Everyone in your family should know and practice your fire escape plan.Install and maintain at least one smoke alarm in your RV near where you sleep. Many new RVs have combined carbon monoxide and propane alarms installed – ensure that your vehicle has these installed or have them installed in older models. Test your RV alarms (smoke/carbon monoxide/propane) weekly, when your RV is in use. Ensure that all travellers in the RV know what the sound of each type of alarm indicates and what to do when they hear it. Have at least two ways out of the RV – one in the front and one in the rear. Test all escape windows, hatches and doors to make sure they open pro... 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
ATV Fire Risks
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) are fun to drive and take the user off-road along trails. As such, the vehicle is often in contact with vegetation. Here are some tips to prevent fire starts:
The heat from the exhaust systems of ATVs can sometimes cause wildfires, especially when idling near tall grass.
ATVs with their spark arrestors removed can release sparks that start wildfires. Ensure your ATV has a spark arrestor inside the muffler to trap any escaping sparks.
Make sure to carry fire suppression equipment, such as a fire extinguisher or a pail and shovel, to extinguish any fires that might occur.... 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
- Myth Busters on the Affordability of RVing
- Preparing Your RV for a British Columbia Winter Camping Trip
- Winterize Your RV
- Summer Is Here. Time To De-Winterize Your RV!
- Renting an RV In British Columbia – some advice for our international traveller