If you’re a first-time RV camper, there are many rules, spoken and unspoken, that are important to understand before your first trip. Going on an RV trip is exciting, but you don’t want to be “that person” – the one that everyone else at the campground rolls their eyes about because it’s obvious that you’re new. A&M RV Center is here to help with useful tips as well as provide high-quality RV rentals for your trip to Alaska.

Proper RV Etiquette

  • Follow the Golden Rule. Treat your neighbors at the campground the way that you would want to be treated. If you wouldn’t want to hear wild children, then try to keep your children under control. If you wouldn’t want someone else’s trash on your site, then manage your own trash to ensure it stays within your site. If you wouldn’t want someone waking you up in the wee hours of the morning, then don’t cause a ruckus when you’re waking up. It’s a basic rule that goes a long way when you think about how you’d feel in someone else’s shoes.

  • Fire Pits. If you have a fire pit at your site, don’t put anything other than wood in it. Attempting to burn your trash can attract unwanted guests to your own and neighboring sites. Check campground rules about fires and firewood, because for many parks, it is prohibited to gather firewood. You’ll want to know ahead of time if you need to bring your own stash.

  • Respect the Environment. Remember that the beautiful places you see on your trip are that way because of those who take care of it. Pay it forward, and take care of your camp site and surrounding environment during your stay. Don’t empty gray or black water tanks anywhere except specified dump stations. Always pick up your trash and leave your site clean. Follow the rules of the campground, and go the extra mile to ensure others will enjoy the natural beauty as you did.

If you’re traveling to Alaska, you can trust A&M RV Center to provide an excellent motorhome rental. Contact us at (907) 279-5508 for further details. We look forward to assisting with your RV trip this year!