RV Campsites: Set Up Tips & Tricks for Beginners
Can’t wait until you can pack up the RV for a summer camping trip? Us either!
Just a short drive from Lake George, Adirondacks Jellystone Park offers affordable Lake George RV Campsites with all the amenities your need! Whether you’re looking to stay for a few days or the whole summer, we’ve got the perfect RV Campsite for your family.
Being a go-to for Upstate New York campers, we’ve learned a thing or two about RV camping set-up over the years, so whether you’re a seasoned RV camper or an RV newbie, check out our top five tips for setting up your RV campsite.
5 RV Campsite Set Up Tips
1. Use a Checklist to Pack
No matter how many times you’ve gone camping, a checklist is essential so you don’t forget any of the basic necessities you need for a successful camping trip. From flashlights to sleeping bags, bug spray, and personal hygiene items, it’s easy to overlook something if you don’t make a list.
We provide a handy What To Pack Checklist on our website for those renting a cabin or RV from us, but for RV camping, you’re going to want to make sure you have some extra RV-specific essentials on your list including:
- basic tools and spare parts
- lug wrench
- jumper cables
- extra fuses for those unexpected RV electrical malfunctions
- water pressure regulators & water filters
- sewer hose supports/extensions
- disposable sanitation gloves
In case you do forget something, our fully-equipped Campground store and Snack Bar are on premises to help you out in a pinch! There’s also a grocery store and WalMart Super Store a short drive from the campground.
2. Pick the Right Spot
Where you place your RV can make all the difference in your camping experience. If you’re a social person, you’ll probably want to be near other campers, but if you’re looking for a quiet camping experience, a secluded spot may be best for you.
We have three different RV campsites available suitable for all tastes: Premium, Deluxe, and River. Whether you drive a big rig, like to be in the center of the action, or want to enjoy the scenic river, we’ve got an RV spot for you:
Premium RV Campsite: Perfect for Big Rigs
Perfect for those with a big rig, our Premium RV Campsites come with water, electric, and sewer services and plenty of room to stretch out. These RV campsites will accommodate a unit up to 60′ in length and are wide enough for triple slides
Deluxe RV Campsite: Be in the Center of the Action
Conveniently located near the center of the campground, our Deluxe RV Campsites enjoy easy access to all of our great activities and facilities. Great for medium to small RVs, these RV campsites also come with water, electric, and sewer services.
River RV Campsite: Stay Along Scenic Schoon River
This one’s for water lovers! Located along the picturesque Schoon River, our River Campsites come with water and electric services. Campers here enjoy easy access to river activities.
Looking to stay for longer than a few days? We also have Seasonal RV Camping sites available that offer Unlimited RV camping near Lake George for you and your immediate family from late April through Mid-October.
3. Level Your RV
While our RV campgrounds have relatively level ground, Mother Nature cannot guarantee your campsite is 100% flat. If you don’t level your RV, the imbalance can cause a lot of discomfort during your camping trip. In addition to items sliding off counters, an unleveled RV can bring a host of problems like improper shower drainage, refrigerator malfunctions, and the inability to close/open doors.
A handy leveler will easily allow you to check if your RV is level from side to side and back to front. If not, bringing some leveling blocks along will allow you to prop your RV into a level position.
4. Arrive During the Day
Settling in and hooking up your RV to can be tricky enough during the daytime even for the most experienced RV camper. If you’re a beginner, you definitely don’t want to be dealing with electrical fuses in the dark!
While our Check-in is from 2:00-9:00PM for our guests’ convenience, we recommend arriving during the day to make hook up and set up a breeze. Arriving while the sun is high in the sky will give you increased visibility for finding your campsite, backing in your RV, and setting up your electrical, water, and sewer hookups.
5. Build Your Oasis
Once your RV is level and hooked up, it’s time to build your campsite oasis. RV camping is all about outdoor living, and although you could retire after a long day of hiking and camp activities in your RV, by taking advantage of your outdoor space you can create a serene spot to enjoy the fresh Adirondacks air day and night!
Here are a few things you should consider for setting up a functional and comfortable campsite:
- Campsite Rug– an outdoor water resistant rug adds a an air of luxury and an extra layer between you and the dirt so you can kick off your shoes and relax
- Folding Table– easily storable, a portable table is a must for meals and card games
- Collapsible Chairs– make sure to have a couple extra on hand for the new friends you’ll make
- Lighting– battery powered and rechargeable lanterns will make sure the sun doesn’t stop after the sun goes down.
- Neighbors– say hello to the nearby campers, you never know when you’re going to need to borrow supplies, plus s’mores are more fun shared over the fire with new friends!
Enjoy Lake George RV Camping at Adirondacks Jellystone Camp Resort
If you are looking to experience the great Adirondacks, be sure to book your site at our RV camp resort. With free Wi-Fi, cell phone service, and our fully stocked on-site store, you can play and work (if you must!) right from your campsite! The best spots fill up fast, so book your site now!