RV Owner Campsite Markings and Listings to Know, Part 2
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on campsite markings and listings you might run into while taking your RV on a camping vacation. Camping is one of the most common uses of RVs today, and those who are doing so in this format will have to consider a few different markings, symbols and related planning areas when it comes to their space, RV storage and more.
At Campers RV Center, we’re here to offer a wide range of RV dealer services, from a huge selection of RVs for sale to RV service, tips and expertise on common uses of these versatile vehicles. We’re happy to help any of our clients who are wondering about certain specifics pertaining to their upcoming camping trip and site markings, symbols or other planning themes – today’s part two will go over a few others to consider.
Amenity Basics and Symbols
While the type of campsite we went over in part one here will define certain comfort-related elements, it will not get into many specifics. For this, you should be looking for various amenity signs or symbols you might find in parks.
These will vary somewhat between specific campgrounds, but here are some of the most common to keep in mind:
Groups and tents: Generally, a sign with several tents pictured means the site is large enough for both people and tents.
Wheelchair friendliness: Usually a sign you’ve seen in other places, blue with a person in a wheelchair.
Dog friendliness: A picture of a dog – on the flip side, if you see a dog inside a red circle with a line across it, this means dogs are not allowed.
Electrical hookups: Generally signaled by a sign with a plug going into an outlet.
Running water: Sign with a faucet and running water.
Sewer: Similar to water, but usually closer to a pipe.
Grills or BBQ: Often pictured directly, or simply spelled out on signs.
Fire: There will usually be signs noting that campfires are either permitted or not permitted.
It’s also important to keep an eye out for park maps that let you know important locations. Many of the signs here will be simple, such as bathrooms, showers, fishing areas, picnic areas and more. You can also check for things like boating, powersports or others.
Other Terms or Symbols
It’s possible you’ll run into several other symbols or markings we haven’t gone over here. These range from site accessibility and hookups to seasonal changes and more. If you’re unsure about any of them, be sure you have a campground contact set up beforehand who you can check in with for confirmation.
For more on any of our RVs or other powersports items, or to learn about campsite markings for RV users or others, speak to the staff at Campers RV Center today.