For greater freedom and spirit of nomadic life, it is not necessary to book overnight stays in campsites for all potential dislocations. You can change your mind to go there on the way, turn off the route or choose a more economical solution. But it wouldn’t hurt to know where to go tonight.
In summer, there is a danger that popular campsites will not be places, and in the off-season, more than 90 % of campsites can be closed.
Alternatively, you can spend the night at long-range gas stations or camp sites, but wild stops are a delicate matter. Now more about all the options.
What it is: A paradise for caravaners, lots of pensioners, lakes, and beauty around as well as decent shower, toilet, self-service Laundry, electricity, toilet drains and clean water. Some have bonuses such as game rooms or grill areas.
How much: in Europe, about 35 euros per night for two with the connection of the motorhome to electricity and all sorts of drains-bays of water. For each additional resident of the camper will need to pay another 5-9 euros.
In the US, campsites (and their cost) are divided into full camping and dry camping.
Full camping is all-inclusive, pool animation and 150 digital channels when you connect the camper to all life support systems: feed on local electricity, drain the toilet and dirty water and fill all the tanks with clean water. Prices for full camping are very different (from 40 to more than 100 dollars) and depend on the popularity of the place, time, views of the beauty and all sorts of holidays-festivals nearby.
Dry camping costs 30-50% less than full and means that you just spend the night in the camp, without connections and drains.
In other caravan countries, camping prices are comparable to the United States, with a few exceptions. In America, you will pay $ 3 for an extra person, in Canada – $ 5, and in Australia and New Zealand-as much as 10.
How to search: campsites often have sites from the era of dial-up Internet; it is not easy to understand the seasonality of their work and rates per night. The easiest way to find a campsite in any country is by searching for “RV camping” in Google maps.
There are several sites in Europe (e.g. alanrogers.com), where you can filter Kemps by running time and everything else. If you go in winter or spring, I advise you to buy a discount card caravaners; they are sold in the campsites themselves. The ACSI card costs 19 euros but gives up to 50 % discount in the off-season. In addition to the card, you will be given two weighty volumes with maps and descriptions of campsites. And although it is very exciting to understand the incomprehensible abbreviations and ciphers, they still made an application for the phone, where campsites look boring but fast.
The United States is made up of national parks, nature reserves and other recreational areas under the watchful eye of the state. This is a little surprising, but the state wanted to giant sequoias and other red stones visited by as many people as possible and therefore decided to make all these places convenient to visit, which means that in these areas there are quite a lot of campsites with strict Rangers. You can find them on the website of the state camp, everything is clear there. Apart from that, there are a bunch of phone apps, like Campendium or RV