Who can resist the big discounts offered by trailer dealers in late summer, when the new model year is being introduced? Discounts of a few thousand on a Fleetwood or Coleman trailer or tens of thousands of dollars on a Winnebago Class A can have a big impact on an individual's budget. But does the new purchase have to stay in the garage until spring? Never!
First things first though. Pull a chair out of this new unit and watch a book or video about safe operation before leaving for any destination. One possible option for this can be found on a series of DVDs offered by KOA (Kampgrounds of America) called RV Education 101. They are available on the company's website and cost about $ 25 each.
Then it is time to choose an appropriate destination.
Consider two things above all else: weather and terrain. The popup may have a heater, but may not be comfortable in the northern weather when frost settles on the screen. Similarly, the price of over $ 100,000 on the bus comes with beautiful upgrades and a lot of comforts. However, it will not be a good idea to drive it on many mountain roads in the National Parks system. Since you certainly don't want your vacation to turn into an accident waiting to happen.
For a first trip with the new trailer, find warm weather on level ground. Avoid traffic problems and hurricane evacuation. Play safely to get started. Here are some good places for a winter RV vacation:
Lake of Ozarks State Park; Kaiser, Missouri
the Buffalo National River Campgrounds; Arkansas
Hot Springs National Park; Arkansas
Elephant Butte Lake State Park; Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Eight of Arizona's nine KOA locations near parks are open for year round trailer camps