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4 Tips for the Best RV Rental Camping Trip this Summer

Updated: Feb 1

Summer is finally here! It’s time to get out on the open road with your family and start making memories. Reset, recharge, and escape the pressures of everyday life in a Juniper Rose camper rental this season.

There are several types of camping adventures and each style of camping comes with its own set of challenges. Planning ahead and preparing for your summer camping trip will make all the difference. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you have the best trip ever in your RV rental this summer:

Check the Weather

It is important to check the weather while planning your trip. You will want to look at the weather predictions for your camping destination and along your route since you will be riding in an RV rental. A quick internet search will give you historical weather information to help you prepare. While daytime temperatures might be warmer, it could get quite chilly overnight. Geographic location and altitude affect the weather a lot. Don’t forget to factor in your planned activities when you are packing for your trip. A long hike at sea level requires clothing that cools. On the other hand, hiking at altitude might require more layers for warmth.

Likewise, for your return to camp, you can pack your RV rental with the means to cool off or warm up. A portable fan is a great option for RV rentals with electricity. Frogg Togg neck coolers tucked in an RV fridge will cool you down for hours. Conversely, if cool weather is in the forecast you can pack extra sweatshirts or even heated blankets. Even if rain is not in the forecast, it’s always better to be prepared. Rain jackets don’t take much space to tuck away, just in case.


Second is the need to ensure you have enough clean, fresh water for your trip. Whether the weather is warm or cold, water is a necessity. Many camping emergencies can be avoided with an adequate water supply. A large water jug full of clean water is very popular among RV campers. A great camping habit is to fill empty 2-liter bottles with safe drinking water. You can tuck the water bottles into wasted spaces throughout the RV rental such as under beds, in cabinets, or in unused storage space. You probably won't use all of the water but with something so important, it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

Wildlife Encounters

Next, you should consider the wildlife you may encounter while out in your camper rental this summer. More wildlife is active in the summer months, you may have to deal with everything from bears to bugs. The opportunity to see wildlife out in nature draws a lot of people to camping. Photo ops of wildlife are often a dream come true for photography hobbyists. Especially for those who are sharing their camping adventure on social media.

However, that same wildlife can present a significant nuisance or even a danger. Ants, flies, and mosquitoes can interrupt a peaceful meal so RV rentals offer netting and screens to keep the bugs out of your living quarters. While predator attacks are rare, keeping food stored safely inside virtually eliminates the danger. Bringing bear spray or a wildlife taser is another option. When you choose to go camping, it is important to embrace the wildlife and remember you are a visitor in their wooded home.

First Aid

One of the most important items to pack in your travel trailer or RV rental is a first aid kit. Without a doubt, this is essential to treating any possible injuries or illnesses. While stores sell prepackaged first aid kits, it is a better idea to build a first aid kit tailored to your needs.

Typical items needed during a summer camping trip include:

• band-aids

• alcohol or hydrogen peroxide

• anti-itch and/or bug bite cream

• Benadryl

• gauze wrap and tape

• baby aspirin, Tylenol, or Ibuprofen

While putting together your first aid kit, try to think of possible scenarios that could come up during your trip. Be sure and include everything you would need to treat those injuries. Don’t forget to add personal prescription medications, blister relief, and cleansing eye drops.

Since you're in a camper rental there is no need to cut down on the size or weight of the first aid kit like you would on a long hike. Even if you don’t use it, you will have a sense of comfort and relief just knowing that you brought it.

Let’s Roll

Simply put, “an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure.” This couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to camping. While comfort and storage are important, preparation is the number one thing to make or break your camping trip.

When packing for your camping trip, consider the space you have in your RV rental. Even a small travel trailer should provide you with ample space to pack your essentials and more. Remember to follow these tips when preparing for your summer camping trip:

1. Make sure that you read the forecast and come prepared for the weather.

2. Check your water supply and bring more than you think you will need.

3. Expect wildlife encounters and know how to handle them.

4. Bring a personal first aid kit tailored to your needs.

As you begin planning your summer camping trip, reach out to Juniper Rose Camper Rentals. You will find the best deals on an RV rental or travel trailer and rock your summer camping trip.

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