In a community so close to St. Paul and Minneapolis, it’s easy to get lost in city life when you live in Oakdale.
That’s why, every once in a while, it’s a good idea to get out of the city to go camping!
Not the “camping type”? Well, you might actually be, but you just don’t know it yet!
Most people who assume they’re not the camping type think of camping as holing up in a tiny tent that’s fluttering in the wind and cold, enduring bug-infested campsites and sweltering days, and not being able to have electricity or running water for long lengths at a time.
But if you think of it this way, why would anyone want to go camping? It’s got to be better than that!
While some purists continue to go tent camping without running water or electricity, there is a way to camp without going “full rustic” — RV camping.
RV camping is the way to go if the idea of bathing in a lake isn’t your cup of tea. With RV camping, you have all of the luxuries that you enjoy at home along with a beautiful setting in nature. It is truly the best of both worlds.
If you are new to camping and are looking for a way to get out of the Oakdale area and into nature for a while — whether with your friends, family, or partner — we are here to help. In the following article, find some key tips for getting started in the world of camping and ultimately taking your first RV trip in the Oakdale area.
Finding an RV That Meets Your Needs
The first thing you need to do is get an RV or motorhome. All motorhomes fall into one of three classes.
Let’s start with the smallest: Class B motorhomes.
Class B motorhomes look a lot like vans, but you can sleep, cook, and essentially live inside of one for the duration of your camping trip.
The next size up is class C motorhomes. Class C motorhomes are built on a larger chassis, and the cabin area looks like a truck with an overhang over the top of the cab where you’ll find extra sleeping room. All class C motorhomes are middle of the road in terms of size, but there is still quite a range when it comes to features and amenities.
Finally, there are Class A motorhomes — the big guys. Class A motorhomes, when at their biggest look like tour buses. They can usually sleep up to eight people and have all the fancy fixtures you’d find in a nice condo.
Whatever size motorhome you choose, be sure to get insurance. A motorhome is a serious investment, and you’ll want to protect it with adequate coverage and limits.
Find a Campsite
Around the Oakdale area, there are tons of campgrounds that service motorhomes of all sizes. But certain campgrounds will only offer rustic campsites or campsites for tents.
That’s why you should call ahead to RV campgrounds that specifically cater to motorhomes. Even within this category, there are different types of campsites, so you’ll want to ask about space for your particular motorhome and hookups. Find a campsite that offers electric and water hookups.
If you have questions about safe camping with an RV or motorhome in the Oakdale area, contact Andreotti Agency. We provide essential insurance policies for motorhomes and other recreational vehicles that you may use on your trip. We would be happy to sit down with you to discuss the policy options. Call us today!