RV Advice

Tips and Tricks to Enhance Your Campground Experience

January 11, 2018

KOA RV expert Mark Polk shares tips and tricks for making your camping experience as seamless as possible.

A big part of the RV camping experience is the campground experience. In this informative RV video, RV Expert Mark Polk offers some tips and tricks to help make your KOA campground experiences the best they can be. In the video, you’ll find a quick run-down of tips.

Top Tips From This Video

  • Make reservations in advance so you always have a site waiting
  • Plan to stop traveling with plenty of light to make set-up easier
  • When you arrive, ask any questions you may have about the site to help easy the potential stress of pulling in
  • Make sure the electrical source is compatible with your RV’s electrical system
  • If it’s hot, request a shaded site if possible
  • Check for any overhead obstacles or impediments that could interfere with any slide-outs or awnings
  • Use a quality surge protector to defend against fluctuations in voltage that occur depending on the overall demand
  • Keep a variety of electrical adapters and an extension cord on hand
  • Use a water pressure regulator to prevent damage to your plumbing system from high water pressure – connect it at the source
  • Have a variety of hoses on hand to account for different campground set-ups
  • Always keep a different colored hose for uses other than supplying the RV
  • If you’re leaving the campground for more than a few minutes, turn the water supply off
  • Have a 10 foot and 20 foot sewer hose available as well as a variety of adapters

For convenience on the road or in the driveway before you go, we’re also offering this downloadable, printable tip sheet that you can have in-hand for easy reference.

Download Tip Sheet [pdf]

About the Expert

MarkheadshotKOAKOA’s resident RV expert, Mark Polk, and his wife Dawn started RV Education 101 in 1999. Since that time RV Education 101 has helped educate millions of RV owners and RV enthusiasts on how to properly and safely use and maintain their RV. Mark’s favorite past times are RVing in their 35-foot Type A motorhome, and restoring vintage RVs, classic cars and trucks. For more information on using, enjoying and maintaining your RV visit RV Education 101.

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