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How to get started with your own family-friendly RV adventure

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More than 22 million Americans will go RV camping in 2018 and more than half of the families. Imagine a vacation where you can take what you want (including pets), without any additional luggage costs. You can change plans on a moment’s notice with no change of ticket costs. Instead of stuffing the family into a hotel room, you stay in your home away from home where children can be children again. In fact, campgrounds are the neighborhoods of our childhood where kids can disconnect from technology and spend their days in the open air. Whether you’re camping for one night or spending a whole season at a campsite, you will find some of the most beautiful and welcoming neighbors anywhere, while your children will be lasting friendships.

There are more than 18,000 campgrounds in the U.S., ranging from rustic to luxurious. If you’re visiting Dollywood, hiking the Great Smoky Mountains or just in the historic and charming shops of Pigeon Forge then make the Pigeon Forge KOA Holiday is going to be your home base. Located on Little Pigeon River in Tennessee, this family-friendly CAMPSITE has everything you need for an unforgettable experience with an on-site store, dining at Sweet Mama’s café, and a whole host of activities organised for the children such as bike riding, movie night, gem mining, arts & crafts, hayrides, group campfires, a jumping pillow and a nice pool. Pigeon Forge KOA Holiday was the first KOA built east of the Mississippi river and in the Kelch family since its founding more than 50 years ago. According to Leslie Kelch, more than 15,000 families are visited Pigeon Forge KOA Vacation in 2017.

KOA Vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

If you do not have an RV of your own, you can rent a fully loaded park model cabin with a bath, a kitchen, a queen-size bed and a bunk bed on each KOA. We brought our Caravan, Intent motorhome is perfect for families. It is suitable for seven, with a bunk bed for children and a private bedroom for the parents. A full kitchen inside and an outdoor kitchen make this a great CAMPER for those who want all the comforts of home in the outdoors. To be able to make your own meals mean a saving of hundreds of euros you would spend on the food while the administration of a diet restrictions that you with ease. Stop at a local farm stand for fresh produce and plan easy meals around the campfire. Of course, you can’t skip the s’mores! In fact, discussions around the campfire with your children will be some of the most precious moments and share them that will last a lifetime.

How to get started RVing

Rent an RV

Choose between a motorhome or a trailer and spend a weekend on a campsite within a few hours drive from home. You can pack with all your favorite foods, games, clothing, bedding, clothes – everything you could want for a weekend of fun. GoRVing.com has a search engine for a landlord near you.

Stay in a Park Model RV at a local campground

Park Model RVs look like a log cabin, and generally have a bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom and living room. Some have a sleeping area and a porch with a swing. Everything you need to bring is your clothing and food for a great camping experience.

Choose the right MOTORHOME for you

Find a local dealer where you can see the different brands, models and floor plans to decide which size, style and features that best fit your needs.

Choose the right camping experience

Depending on your adventure, you may want to be close to a city or in the country; a rustic experience or a full service resort; driving with a camper or disconnecting from a trailer and go sightseeing in your tow vehicle. A great thing about a MOTORHOME is that they give you the flexibility to have many different adventures.

A visit to a local RV Show

Click here and enter your city and state to find the show closest to you. RV shows give you the opportunity to almost any brand of MOTORHOME available. You will also find here representatives of the campsites and all kinds of products that you would want while you are RVing.

Visit GoRVing.com for help in choosing the right RV and camping, find a dealer or rental prices, lists of what to bring, monster road trips, recipes, advice – everything you need to know to help plan your big adventure.

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