We have done extensive traveling in our RV since retirement. It is a wonderful and relaxing way to enjoy the “Golden Years”.

We have enjoyed staying in RV parks in Orlando all the way out to RV parks in Phoenix.

You meet a lot of wonderful people and make new friends everywhere you go.

Traveling in an RV is not all a bed of roses, so you should think ahead and try to avoid stressful situations that may occur.

Naturally ones mind first goes in the direction of mechanical breakdowns. That is a great concern, and you should have your RV inspected by qualified mechanics before starting out on your adventure.

Make sure that you replace any worn belts and such, and change the oil if necessary.

What I really wanted to talk about though, was making reservations at an RV park before arrival.

This may not be necessary all of the time, but it is a good habit to get in to. In the winter months RV parks in South Florida, or Florida Keys RV parks are usually pretty full.

It would not be a pleasant experience to travel all of that way and then have a hard time finding a place to stay. Just a phone call can save you a lot of stress.

Now granted, Yuma Arizona RV parks are not going to be full in the summer months, as is RV parks in Eugene Oregon during winter months. But it still doesn’t hurt to call ahead.

By making reservations ahead of time you can possibly reserve that favorite location that you were in last year.

You also may discuss reduced rates for long term parking. And it certainly never hurts to establish a friendly relationship with the managers of the campgrounds.


Now making reservations require a small deposit, but it is usually refunded if something comes up and you are not able to get there providing that you let them know.

If you are a member of a motor club, sometimes they will plan your trip and make reservations for you.

I feel that making reservations is another good way in making RV travel more pleasurable.