RVers are generally a friendly group of people. During your travels and adventures you will meet many fellow RVers. Here are some RV etiquette tips that you should keep in mind to make everybody’s stay as fun as possible.
- Leave your campsite in better shape than when you arrived. This includes picking your trash, cleaning up after your dog, and taking any other trash along with you.
- Respect the campground rules including quiet time. If you must be outside after quiet time, keep your voice to a minimum.
- Don’t cut through campsites, even those that are empty.
- Campers and RVers love nature. As such, don’t hang anything from the campground trees, shrubs, and landscaping. Keep them in the same shape that you found them for future generations of RVers and campers to enjoy.
- Campfires are a fun part of RVing but they can also be dangerous. Keep these guidelines in mind:
- Make sure weather conditions allow for campfires. Extremely dry periods and strong winds can make a campfire hazardous
- Never leave a campfire unattended.
- When done with your campfire for the night, make sure you extinguish it with water
- If you are camping outside of your state, never take your own firewood with you. It can introduce disease and bring insects into a new ecosystem that is unable to properly deal with them.
NOTE: Many states now impose strict penalties if you are caught bringing firewood into their state.
Following these tips will earn you respect from fellow RVers, ensure the safety of yourself and others, and make for an enjoyable time for all.