Why You Should Camp in an RV Not a Tent

tent camping vs RV camping
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RVs get a lot of flack. It’s not really camping, says the 20-something with a couple cliff bars and a tent strapped to his back. Okay, but who is going to get their camping knowledge from that guy?

If you go RV camping and sit inside all day, you’re doing it wrong. If an RV camper and our 20-something friend both set up camp at a state park, who has a more access to nature? You both do! Just because your housing came on wheels and not in a pack doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors. 
Here is the difference. After a long day of hiking, swimming, exploring and observing you come back to your campsite for dinner. The campfire is roaring, the sun is setting and the smell of chili is wafting through the air. After the s’mores are made and fingers are sticky, darkness is surrounding you. Now what?
Well, in tent world, our 20-something is zipped up in his tent starring at the glowing screen of his iPhone. Meanwhile, you’re snuggled up with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie. Just as you settle down, thunder cracks through the air and moments later, rain is tearing across the camp grounds. 
Water is pooling in our 20-something’s tent. The ground is quickly turning into a river. The air is starting to chill. You are still watching a movie, nearly done with your popcorn when you hear a knock at the door. It’s our 20-something looking for a dry place to stay. 
Okay, maybe that was dramatic, but RV camping during Florida summers means lots of rain. For most people, rain isn’t a big deal. Campers are accustomed to getting wet now and then. But during Florida summers it rains every day. This is not good when you’re camping in vinyl with a zipper. 
When you decide to buy an RV, you’re not deciding you don’t love nature, or that you don’t want to enjoy camping. You are deciding that nature is great, but not ALL the time. You are deciding you’d like to have a bed at night, and a place to store the things you need. Because honestly, you’re a person, not a pack mule. 
Modern RVs allow you to bring along bikes, canoes, kayaks or any assortment of outdoor toys. Beyond that, they have a lot more storage space that makes extended vacations much easier. Not to mention the fact that you can easily make meals at home. Oh, and a private bathroom. 
Looking for a great place to stay in your RV? Try a Newby Fun Resort! 

The Scoop on a Lakeland RV Resort

Lakeland is centrally located in the heart of Florida, which means driving to either Tampa or Orlando is a breeze. If you’re looking to explore the state’s best theme parks, Lakeland is the perfect base camp. If you’re looking to stay in Lakeland, there are plenty of attractions in town as well.

History buffs and art lovers will enjoy the Polk Museum of Art, and if you love flight you don’t want to miss the annual SUN ‘n FUN fly-in. Downtown Lakeland is full of culture, from the Lake Mirror Park historic promenade to Hollis Garden, which features more than 10,000 native flowers and Florida plants.

When you’re done exploring, come home to the friendliest RV park in town. This quaint park is
tucked away in Lakeland, features 70 RV sites with 30 and 50 AMP hookups, and can accommodate rigs up to 50 feet. While you’re a guest at the resort, you’ll have access to wonderful amenities like Wi-Fi, cable TV, a heated pool, a clubhouse, horseshoes and a shuffleboard court.

The community boasts a large shuffleboard facility, complete with a resident player’s association. They host daily shuffleboard games and leagues. Members of Woodall’s RV community even participate in professional shuffleboard leagues that travel all over Florida.

Our Friday night dances bring out our down-home roots with some live country music. Put on those cowboy boots and let’s line dance! Stars of the Opry concerts draw crowds from all over the area. If dancing isn’t your thing, you can enjoy many other events in the winter months such as bingo, karaoke, club meetings, white elephant sales, pancake breakfasts and much more.

Find out how you can make reservations and become part of the friendly community at Woodall’s. Visit our website for more information at: http://www.woodallsvillage.com/.