Whether you are ready for it or not, the Fall Season will soon be upon us. Just because the temperature is changing doesn’t mean your RVing fun needs to come to an end. It may just mean you need to pack a little differently than you did for warmer weather and perhaps arrive at your campsite a bit earlier in the day to get set up before the earlier fall sunsets. In the fall, depending on your location, freezing temps in the morning, can turn into mid 70’s by afternoon, so you need to be prepared for a little bit of everything!
Top Fall RVing Must Haves
LAYER UP/CLOTHING – Prepare for Rain, Wind and the Morning Chill
- Light Jacket (i.e. fleece and puffer jackets) that are wind and water resistant
- Rain Pants
- Mid and Outer Layers including a moisture-wicking base layer
- Waterproof/Hiking boots
- A backup pair of Shoes (if you don’t want to spend the day in boots)
- Warm Socks
- Hand and Foot Warmers
- Warm Hat – (heat escapes through your head so the easiest way to stay warm is to put on a hat)
- Thermal Underwear dependent on what outdoor activities you have planned
- And…don’t forget your favorite sports team apparel! Be sure to pack your apparel supporting your favorite team to ensure you are ready for the game (or to watch a rerun of an old game, depending how the season unfolds.)
- Insulated cup for hot beverages and some cool weather eats such as hot cocoa, soup, chili
- Additional Blanket for Bed/s and throw blankets
- Bug Spray (‘tis the season)
- Backpack – Fall is a great time to go exploring, so if you don’t already have a travel bag in the coach, now’s the time to throw one in.
- Sunscreen – Ensure you still have sunscreen in the coach for those warm fall afternoons
- Ensure your First Aid Kit remains stocked after Summer Travels
- Lantern or portable light source if plan on traveling any distance from your and some extra batteries to ensure you are prepared for shorter days.
- Binoculars –Fall is a great time to see wildlife.
- Bring a couple of extra towels or something to dry any of the items you may have left outdoors overnight that may be wet by AM with rain or frost.
- Water – It is easy to get dehydrated with cooler, dryer temperatures so be sure to drink plenty of water.
- If you decide to light a campfire – don’t assume you’ll be able to find dry kindling and logs to get your fire started. Get from your campground or bring along some items to get your fire started.
As always with RVing, a little planning ahead goes a long way in ensuring an enjoyable trip. So don’t let Fall mean the end of your camping season, Layer up and enjoy!
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