Bring Your Hunting Up To Date With An RV
Hunting season is almost upon us, and this time there is a suitable alternative to roughing the country and waking with stiff necks, sore backs and bugs.
Today the RV allows you a good measure of luxury and comfort while chasing the herds. With an RV base camp, you will also be able to cook a good meal, sleep in an actual bed and even take a shower after a day in the field.
This is the sophisticated way to enjoy the great outdoors in comfort. Then you will never have to fret over swarms of voracious mosquitos or the sub-zero temperatures in winter. You will want to optimize your RV and rigs for hunting, and this takes some planning.
Here at Ketelsen RV, we have all the skills and experience to do this right. Here are some of our top tips for planning the perfect hunting trip.
Campgrounds vs. Dry Camping
When out on the hunt you can choose to enjoy the amenities and provisions of a dedicated campground, or you can choose to dry camp, which has the benefits of solitude and total immersion in the land and ambience. Both are great choices, but you will need to plan accordingly.
If you choose to stay at the campground, you will want to call ahead and make a reservation in advance as these places see a lot of business during hunting season.
Then there are some hunter-friendly grounds and some that don't have the setup you will need in a base camp. You will need to investigate accordingly.
If you are going alone, you probably already have a choice course to your hunting grounds and a location selected. Still be sure you are extra friendly with the locals, and they will be happy to show you to choice spots where you can set up overnight.
No matter which way you choose to go, you will need to have a suitable RV preparedness kit on hand.
Know the Rules and Regulations of the Area
With different sets of rules governing the hunting practices of various states and regions, it can be especially confusing to stay on the right side of the law. Be sure you research responsibly before leaving to avoid unnecessary troubles during the trip.
If you will be staying at a campground, call them ahead and get a full copy of their rules regulations, services and pointers for their area. They may even be able to provide you with an overview of all the important regulations for hunting in your area.
A lot of these areas will require you to have motorhome insurance for your stay.
The local and federal laws pertaining to traveling with firearms will be especially essential to your trip and should be observed and adhered to. Generally, these laws are in place to ensure the safety and involve travelling with unloaded firearms.
Sometimes they will need to be stowed in a firearms locker as well. Laws are very different from state to state so be responsible and research the laws carefully before setting out on the trip.
Bring a Toy Hauler to Complete Your RV Basecamp
Toy haulers are a great addition to your RV and can allow you the extra capacity for a great many purposes. In addition to bringing along a ATV, the extra space could serve as sleeping space for an extra person or two.
With a rear door for loading and unloading, there won’t be any disturbance to the front living space either making it a great way to carry a team of tracking dogs.