Camping in the Fall with TrailerLegs
There’s nothing like the colorful foliage outside in the fall. We often only take our RVs out to camp in the summer months, missing those crisp Autumn days. Why not get out there in the mountains this year? Here are some tips for camping in the fall with TrailerLegs.
Pick the perfect camping destination
Finding the place that’s right for your camping trip is so important. What do you want to do on this getaway? Make sure to do research on camping spots to find out if you are able to do the activities that you want to do there.
For example, Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee has a beautiful waterfall along with miles and miles of trails. Camping in Jacksonhole, Wyoming would mean you’re close to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Crater Lake, Oregon is the deepest lake in the US so there’s lots of fishing, boating, and hiking.
Pack for cooler weather
With Summer gone the temperature starts to dip, especially at night. Make sure to pack warmer clothing and blankets even if you are in a camper. And after those cool outdoor hikes, you’ll want to come back to camp with things to warm you up. Skip out on the traditional summer food of sandwiches, fruit, and cold drinks, light up that campfire or stove and heat up some cozy chili, “baked” apples, and hot chocolate.
Prep your RV for camping with TrailerLegs
Cooler weather is not a time that you want to arrive to a campsite with an unprepared camper. You want to be able to set up camp as quick as possible to beat the cold and with less hours of daylight, to beat sunset. Nothing is worse than getting to camp late because of a blown out tire. Make sure to fully inspect your tires before making the expedition, check tire pressure and any wear on them.
Be sure to check your brakes, your heating system, and water system. Some places have freezing temperatures during the fall months so you’ll want to be sure to check on the weather before you go. And just to be safe in case of unexpected freezing temperatures, make sure that you or someone in your group knows how to properly disconnect water lines and drain tanks.
Make sure you have the proper equipment packed like jacks, stabilizers, towing equipment, and chains depending on your destination and conditions. When you arrive at camp don’t waste daylight hours by relaxing or going on a hike, set up camp and your RV right away because you never know of unforeseen circumstances that could make the process longer. Stabilizing and leveling your camper is something that is often time consuming but using TrailerLegs will lift and stabilize your RV in less than 5 minutes. Having helpful equipment like this will minimize your time setting up camp and maximize your time enjoying the beautiful fall outdoors!