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Pop up campers for sale in NHA camper who is new to camping can often make some unfortunate rookie mistakes. Camping is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities you can possibly do but many a new camper tends to be unprepared, especially if they are venturing out for the first time.

  1. The first, and foremost, rookie mistake many campers make is to not take the time to understand and to be familiar with their equipment. Many who decide to use a tent or a pop up camper don’t take the time to actually make a practice run.
  2. If you are going to be tenting it, many an inexperienced camper will make the mistake of buying a tent that is far too small to accommodate everyone that will be on the trip. Make sure you get a large enough tent and take the time to actually set it up long before you become an actual camper. It will save time and aggravation as every veteran camper knows.
  3. If you are taking along a pop up camper, actually take the time beforehand to understand how it actually opens and sets up. Hook it up to your vehicle and take it out on a dry run or two. Get the feel for how your vehicle will handle towing the extra weight. Also, practice parking. Your camping site is bound to be a bit tight so getting use to maneuvering will help. Every experienced camper knows that the better prepared you are, the smoother things will go.
  4. Being organized is the secret weapon of every experienced camper. Make a to-do list. Make a list of everything you are going to need. You don’t want to forget anything because you will just be out of luck when you get there.
  5. It is always a good idea to try and arrive at your campground destination a bit earlier than your check in time. This will allow the rookie camper to get situated with regard to rules and regulations as well as where everything at the campground actually is.

Becoming an experienced camper is no easy feat but avoiding some rookie mistakes can make that first time even more memorable than you had hope for.

RoadRecent research has revealed that RV traveling and camping can save travelers anywhere from 20%-60% over more traditional ways to travel especially with regard to hotels.

  1. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association recently released findings of a study that has found travelers can save up to 60% over the costs of other modes of travel. Even in these challenging economic times, more and more people are choosing a RV vacation over many other types.
  2. Though gas prices can be a challenge, most RV owners know that they will save overall especially with regard to accommodations. The survey found that the average family of four can see a cost saving of close to 60% while childless couples can save as much as half on the expenses and accommodations.
  3. With all of the costs that can be piled up with using a traditional means of taking a trip or vacation, RV owners are still ahead of the game. The study looked at costs associated with airline tickets, cars and SUV’s, hotels and condos, as well as what it would cost to eat out at restaurant’s on a regular basis.
  4. The study selected nine popular travel and vacation destination and calculated the round trip costs for various travelers. Travelers used were a typical family of four people plus just a couple traveling alone. Calculations were made for vacations taken anywhere between three days and two weeks.
  5. Even after factoring in gas prices, the study still confirmed that RV travel savings still dwarfed any other means studied or used.

So, when it comes down to it, traveling by RV looks to be your best bet for an inexpensive family vacation. For those couples traveling alone, the savings are even more significant as your RV begins to morph into more than just a home away from home. It quickly becomes one of your greatest investments.

Highland roadNothing can be more exciting that loading up the RV and hitting the road. The thrill of the open road and the sheer pleasure of discovering what is right around the next bend cannot be matched. However, hitting the road can get costly, even for those adventurers on a budget.

There are some RV bargains to be had, however:

  1. One great outfit is the Escapees RV Club. The membership fee is only $60 a year and they have over one thousand parks dotted throughout the US and Canada that only charge Escapees members $10 a night.
  2. The National Parks Service offers those 62 and older a Senior Pass. The Pass only costs $10 and it allows for free admission at any national park and half off all camping fees within the park.
  3. Passport America offers RV owners 50% off at any of the campgrounds they are affiliated with for a yearly membership fee of just $44. Affiliated parks are located throughout the US as well as Mexico and Canada.
  4. One of the least expensive options for RV adventurer’s, is a practice known as boondocking. This is where campers will park their vehicle at a sight, usually for free, because they do not require any manner of hookups. They are dry camping as the phrase goes. Many RVers dry camp at truck stops, Wal-Mart’s and at many of the casinos. Many really don’t require hookups so don’t see any advantage to paying park prices just to park for the night.
  5. There are several RV boondocking websites that can be most helpful. These include: casinocamper.com and freecampgrounds.com. There are other organizations such as Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome that also offer great bargains and information for the open road adventurer.

Visiting your local RV dealer can be the first step toward the adventure of the open road. It is an experience that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike as well as singles and families. Your RV dealer can show you just how easy it is to get started on that adventure.

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Of course it is

From the toughest city slicker to any member of the back-woods bunch, the thought of having the ability and the freedom of bringing your home where ever you go, is a great thing.

When you own a camper, it can open your world and your family up to new sights and sounds, initiating you and your loved ones into extended camper families where ever the road leads.

But which style would best define you and your family?

Camper’s come in many different styles and sizes, depending on the number of people in your family or friends that you would bring along, you can get an camper like a 2014 Aliner Ranger 15, at 15ft it sleeps four and has a/c.

You’d rather have something a little larger? How about the 2014 Somerset RV Niagra? At 14ft, it has 1 slide-out and can sleep 7! Want a bit more room for your family of six? Check out the 2013 Sunset Creek 267RL-at 30 feet, it’s very roomy!

So now that I’ve peaked your interest, where do you start and who can you talk to?

Outdoor Sports Center in Concord, N.H., is a good place to start. Located at 79 Manchester St., Outdoor Sports Center is open 6 days a week and can answer all your camper questions. Our inventory consist of new and pre-owned vehicles and we carry parts and accessories for the camper that you’ll have for years to come!

Give us at call at 603-228-8600 or check out our inventory on our website at, www.outdoorsportscenter.net for more information.

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