9 Reasons RV Camping Beats Tent Camping

We get it, you love the outdoors and want to feel like you’re one with nature. And, you may have been operating on the belief that tent camping is the best way to do this. We want to challenge your thinking! There’s a lot to be said for why RV camping is better than tent camping. Don’t believe us? Keep reading…

1. You sleep better

I’ve never heard of anyone sleeping better on the hard ground than they do in an actual bed. Yes, there are a lot of options that you can use when tent camping to make it more comfortable. You can buy mats to soften under your sleeping bag, air mattresses, or cots. Then every time you set up your tent you have to blow up the mattress or open up the cot. Then, at the end of the trip, you have to pack it all up again. It’s time-consuming and inconvenient.

Now, on the other hand, RVs come with all kinds of bed options. You can have a queen or king-sized bed, bunks, and dinette conversions as just a few options. And, your bed is waiting for you when you want to go to sleep.

Not only are the bed options better in an RV, but you aren’t going to hear as much of the noise going on around you. That’s one problem with campgrounds, you never know exactly who your neighbor is going to be. If you have a group that’s loud and likes to stay up later than you or a group that likes to get up when it’s still dark and start cooking over the fire, it’s hard to get the rest you want. An RV allows you to block out more of that noise.


2. You have protection from the weather

If you’ve ever been tent camping in the rain, you know how frustrating it can be. There’s not much room in a tent if you have to spend your day inside because of the weather and if severe weather comes it’s a lot bigger deal in a tent. You have no real place to protect yourself. An RV allows you to get out of the rain and still be able to enjoy your time. You also don’t have to worry about here only being a thin piece of material between you and the storm.

3. There’s a bathroom

When you’re tent camping you have a few options for a bathroom. You can use the campground bathroom if there is one or go in the woods. Most people would prefer having access to their own bathroom. You know all the people that have been in it, that it’s clean, and that you can access it when you need it. An RV bathroom is also super helpful for those middle of the night potty breaks or when you have little ones that are in the potty training phase.

4. You can work if you need to

Some jobs are hard to get away from 100%. If you want to live on the road or get a little work done while you travel, it can be difficult to do in a tent. You have nowhere to plug anything in and it can be hard to set up a makeshift place to work. But, if you have an RV it’s easy to take a few minutes to get some work done and then jump back into the fun.

5. There’s a kitchen

There are a lot of delicious meals that you can make over an open fire or a camp stove, but it’s still hard to replace the convenience of a kitchen. Plus with an RV you’ll have an easy way to keep all your food cold in the refrigerator or to heat up a quick snack. It also makes it easy to clean and store your dishes.

6. You can enjoy the comfort of home

Sometimes after a busy day on the road or sightseeing, you just want to be able to relax. An RV provides the comforts of home that tent camping is never going to be able to match. You can unwind on the couch while watching your favorite show, warm up by the electric fireplace, or clean up, take off your shoes, and enjoy being inside. You can also decorate your RV however you want to add in all the little touches of home.

7. Tear down day is way easier

If you’ve ever had to take down a tent in the rain you know just how much fun that is. Did you pick up on the sarcasm? Taking down a tent is never fun and then when you get home you usually have to set it back up in the yard to get it cleaned out. It’s a lot of work to tent camp. And, while it’s never fun when you have to leave vacation, it’s a whole lot easier to do when you’re in an RV instead of a tent.

8. Climate control

“Roughing it” sounds like a good idea… until you’re trying to go to sleep at it’s still hot and sticky. Or, until the temperature drops lower than you had planned for and you’re freezing all night long. Tents don’t allow you to control the climate inside. RVs, on the other hand, can be a cool and refreshing place to go on a swelteringly hot day and still allow you to turn up the heat as the temperature drops for the night.

9. More room for everyone

Tents are crowded. Even the best tents like the multi-room ones still get crowded. Not only do you have to have a place for everyone to sleep but also a place for your bags and any equipment that you brought with you. An RV takes the hassle out of finding room for everyone and everything. And, there are plenty of options and floorplans so you can find the perfect fit for you and your family.

Tent camping can be a lot of fun, but an RV allows you to have the same experience with all the extra bonuses and features! If you’re ready to step up your camping game, call Sky River RV today!

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2525 Theatre Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Pismo Beach, CA 93449

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Atascadero, CA 93422

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