If creating memories, giving siblings, cousins and in-laws opportunities to bond, spending time outdoors with those you love the most all seem like worthy goals, this week’s show is for you. I am taking a look at three things you are going to want to get right in order to make multi generational camping a success. 

The right rv 

The right campground 

The right attitude. 

Stay tuned for episode 220 of the girl camper podcast 

Welcome I’m Janine Pettit, Girl Camper ambassador, Editor in Chief of the Girl Camper magazine, adventurist and podcaster and this is episode 220 of Girl Camper THE PODCAST

The right RV for multi-generational outings – Ask yourself a few questions before you begin your search – Are you just wanting space to sleep. Will you be camping no matter the weather. How important is privacy to you.

Travel trailer – 

1.   pros – more affordable, open floor plan, can tow it easily

2.   cons – bunk space without doors, one bathroom, primary bedroom is not private

Fifth wheel – 

1.   pros – private primary bedroom, bath and a half or two full depending on model, bunkroom with door, loads of outdoor storage, more space 

2.  cons – cost is higher, need larger tow vehicle to get where you are going  

Toy hauler – 

1.   pros – flexible floor plans, use garage multiple ways, drop down bed hides away when not in use, second bathroom, side decks, kids off the ground when muddy

2.  cost, tow vehicle needed, depending on size, can’t be accommodated by all campgrounds 

Park models – 

1.   pros – home feel, can make improvements, 

2.  cons – can’t change locations, must sell on site when you’re done, locked in at one location 

The Right campground –

Going to depend on what your family likes to do but should be something everyone decides on together 

·      Seasonal – ready to go, make friends at the campground, familiarity, know you have a spot, don’t have to haul big toys around like kayaks 

·      Change it up – fun trying out new campgrounds, access to new tourist destinations, must plan far ahead 

·      Membership clubs – save money overall, harvest host, thousand trails, 

The right attitude – 

·      Don’t be precious about the RV – kids make a mess, there’s a lot of stuff with multi generation, not a magazine or Instagram feed 

·      Give everyone freedom to do as they please – if you want your kids and grand-kids to feel welcome, let them do as they please

·      Be food flexible – set up a drink station outside so the fridge inside can stay cold. Get the Camco fridge for under the awning. Take turns planning family meals, involve everyone in food choices, clean together

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