When deciding on which RV resort is right for your vacation, here are a few key factors to consider.
RVing is an increasingly popular method of travel, providing you with a convenient way to see the sights in your very own “home away from home.”
If you are trying to decide which type of RV to purchase or lease for your upcoming travel plans, you may be closely examining class A motorcoaches. These travel vehicles are generally highly luxurious RVs that may be as long as 45 feet, and some may cost a million dollars or more. They often have numerous slide-outs to add additional square footage to the floor plan, and many are loaded with impressive features such as a walk-in shower, a washer and dryer, a flat screen TV, wood flooring and more.
Typically, these motorcoaches must stay at special class A RV resorts or campgrounds because of their size. And let us tell you, all RV resorts and campgrounds are NOT created equal…
Therefore, it is important to compare the features of such resorts when making a decision. The resorts available to you will play a major role in your overall comfort and convenience on the road.
The Cost of a Class A RV Resort
Before you select a type of RV to purchase or lease, you ought to consider all financial aspects in relation to your available budget. Each night, you will need to park your RV in a campground or RV resort, and this means that your available lodging options will impact your budget.
A basic class A RV park can typically cost between $10 and $40 per night, but there is considerable variation in this based on amenities and services offered. The location of the park and its proximity to top attractions is another key factor that affects cost.
In addition, the amenities, hookups and other features available can also vary considerably. You may consider researching options a month or more ahead of time to make travel arrangements. This will help you manage your budget and ensure that you always have a place to stay. Available parks can fill up quickly.
Class A RV Resort Amenities
It is also important to consider the amenities that will be available to you at each RV park or resort where you stay. Some have simple amenities like a convenient place to dispose of your trash and perhaps a picnic table and a parking space. Others have considerable views of mountains, rivers, valleys or beaches, and this can dramatically add to your experience when RVing.
In some class A resorts, there may even be indoor or outdoor pools, hot tubs, playgrounds for the kids, a clubhouse, shuffleboard or ping pong tables, or an on-site convenience store available. The nightly rate for a resort with these high-end amenities is often much more expensive than the average rate. Keep in mind that campgrounds typically do not have such amenities
Which Hookups to Expect from a Class A RV Resort
To make full use of your RV, you will need access to an electrical hookup, fresh water hookup and a sewage waste pump out area. Some parks also feature wireless Internet access and television options.
If such features are an important part of your final decision, be sure to look closely. For example, many parks place a limit on the amount of electricity you can consume at one time. This means that when you are running your washer and dryer, you may not be able to watch your TV or use other electrical devices.
In addition, you may need to pay an additional fee to use the sewage pump out station, and this can add to your RV expenses. Your access to hookups can define your experience in an RV park, so make sure the one you choose has what you’re looking for.