All the time I hear people say something like, “I have never... been camping, towed a trailer, learned to back up a trailer, had an RV, been to Alaska, done anything like this before” or something along those lines. All that tells me is that a new adventure is about to begin and maybe, just maybe, we at Princess Craft will be fortunate enough to be part of that new adventure that will hopefully turn into a lifetime passion.
If you don’t know everything there is to know about an RV, truck camper or trailer, it's not a big deal. There are plenty of ways to learn. In fact, if you're reading this, you've already taken a step in the right direction and have started seeking out informaton online. There are a variety of different and most importantly, helpful resources available to you on the Internet.
Once you've determined you're really ready to pursue some sort of camping, one of the first things you need to do is to find a dealer. There are a variety of dealers around the nation. Some small. Some large. Some offering a specific line of vehicles. Others offering a great variety. What you really want to find is a dealer who is not only knowledgeable about his/her fleet and can answer those specific questions like “What does this button do?" but a dealer who can offer up suggestions about camping in your local area or at the very least, can point you in the right direction. Like anything else, tips and suggestions on good campgrounds will go a long way toward enhancing your camping experience.
After you've found the dealer and the vehicle, the next thing... just do it. I know, Nike has that motto all sewn up, but really, there is no way to experience the wonder of traveling until you get out and actually experience it firsthand. Don't get discouraged once you get out there and don’t know how everything works and how or where you're supposed to do what. No worries. You will never meet anyone more helpful than your neighbors at the RV park. It’s amazing. The very best of the best are all gathered together in campgrounds right alongside you and if you need anything, just ask. In the not-so-distant future you will be helping the guy next to you and wondering what all the worry was about. Don’t wait. Just do it. I promise, you will surprise yourself!