One of the best things about summer is the camping opportunity that allows people to take a day of two and get out of their homes and into the great outdoors. Hooking up a tent trailer or RV and heading out in to wilderness for a short vacation is a wonderful way to relax and unwind from the rigors of the daily grind. Within a few short hours a family can load up a trailer, hitch up the family SUV and head out into nature for an overnight adventure with many of the comforts of home safely in tow.
Camping has become easier and more convenient through the use of RVs and camp trailers that allow people to spend time outdoors without roughing it in the wilderness. The old tents are not necessary when a trailer provides campers with shelter and a more comfortable place to lay down at the end of day spent fishing or hiking in the wilderness. Hooking up the trailer is a relatively easy chore, and with the right amount of pulling power from a truck or SUV the possibilities for a weekend getaway become virtually limitless.
There are also many accessories that can be added to an RV to make the experience of camping out even more enjoyable with things like propane stoves and portable showers there is no need to go out collecting firewood or going without bathing for a few days out doors. The ease and availability of a trailer make camping a lot less work than it once was. There was a time when pitching a tent took up time and after the shelter was up a fire pit had to be dug and wood gathered before a fire could be used to cook the evening meal, but those days are passing as more and more families are turning to the camp trailer or RV to provide a mobile camping experience where campers can set up their sites in relatively shorter time frames and spend more of their vacation hours enjoying the countryside instead of building a campsite.
Setting up a campfire for roasting marshmallows and telling stories around is still a wonderful experience that campers enjoy, but knowing that a meal can be prepared over a propane powered stove makes it much easier to get a hot meal with an easier cleanup.
The next time you think about a weekend retreat or getting away from it all for few days of rest consider taking out an RV and enjoy your break instead of breaking your back with all of the cumbersome camping gear that grandpa used to use.