Winter is not quite over in the state of Illinois, but many people are already thinking about the upcoming camping season. In fact, if you are interested in camping, you may have even planned to attend a recreational expo in the near future to explore new equipment options. Below is some information to help you prepare for a good year of camping.
What Is So Great About Camping?
Camping is one of the most popular pastimes in the spring, summer, and autumn, but what makes it so much fun? Many people find that camping allows them to reconnect with nature and enjoy the outdoors in a way they are not able to do at home. Also, without all of the distractions of home, camping can give families a chance to spend more quality time together. In addition, many people also pair camping with other enjoyable outdoor activities, such as kayaking or hiking.
Exploring Different Campgrounds
Campgrounds are available all over the state of Illinois. While the state itself runs some of these facilities, others are run by individual counties. Still, other campgrounds in Illinois are operated by private companies. In general, the type of campground you visit will affect your experience. For example, if you want the most amenities, it is generally better to choose a private campground. However, private campgrounds also tend to be more crowded and more expensive than public campgrounds.
Choosing a Sleeping Option
One of the most important considerations for any camper is accommodations. When it comes to sleeping on a camping trip, you have a wide variety of options. For example, the most adventurous campers often choose a tent, which doesn’t provide as much protection from the weather as other options but can help the camper feel more in tune with the outdoors. Tents are available in many different shapes and sizes, from small tents that sleep only one person to larger family tents.
If you aren’t interested in sleeping on the ground, a recreational vehicle may be a better choice. Recreational vehicles can provide a range of amenities, including a kitchen, bathroom, and more traditional bed. These vehicles are also available in a range of sizes. The easiest way to understand different types of RVs is to compare them by class. The most luxurious RVs are Class A RVs. However, these vehicles are also the largest, most expensive and least fuel efficient. The next largest class is Class B, which offers many of the luxurious amenities of a Class A RV at a lower price and with easier maneuverability. The most compact RVs are Class C vehicles, which also tend to be the least expensive and the easiest to drive.
Insurance Coverage Considerations
Not all campers will need to review their insurance coverage. However, if your accommodations will be larger than a tent, it is best to talk to your agent. Recreational vehicles are an expensive investment, and you want to be sure your vehicle is well protected. Please contact AFI Insurance today to discuss your specific needs.