Leaving your home in Albuquerque for an RV weekend camping trip is bound to be a fun venture for anyone.
As Outdoorsy carefully takes note of, “Albuquerque, NM is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.”
But once you arrive at your RV park or campground, there are certain rules that you will need to follow, some of which will be stated by the actual park and others that are taken for granted and considered polite by the other RVers. If you’ve never visited an RV park before, knowing these etiquette rules especially will be very important.
Here are the top five rules that you will need to follow for proper RV park etiquette in Albuquerque:
Rule #1 – Follow The Rules of the Park
First and foremost, any RV park or campground you visit is going to have a list of rules, and it’s entirely your responsibility to learn about and follow them. Examples of guidelines and rules that you can expect to see include speed limits, quiet hours, whether generators are allowed or not, whether kids or pets are allowed or not, and so on.
Rule #2 – It’s Not Always Alright To Light A Campfire
Campfires are one of the hallmarks of any camping trip, so it’s absolutely understandable if you’ll want to start one to roast s’mores. Still, it may not be allowed, either by the park or by the Forest Service depending on the location and time of year. Regardless of what the rules are, always use an actual fire pit for your campfire, and never a garbage can.
Rule #3 – Pick Up After Your Pets
Your pets are your responsibility and it’s that simple. When you take your dogs for walks, do so on a leash. Clean up after animal droppings and don’t let your animals invade other campsites. If your dogs are barking outside excessively, bring them inside the RV to help quiet them. All in all, any serious RV traveler will tell you the importance of keeping a close eye on your animals.
Rule #4 – Don’t Wash Your RV
When your RV is parked at the campground, it may seem like the best time to wash it if it’s dirty. But in reality, this is actually the worst time, because you’re only going to create mud and furthermore water could seep into the campsites of other people.
Rule #5 – Follow The Golden Rule
Doing unto others as you would have done unto yourself is a fundamental rule to follow in life and RV trips are no exception. If you need to look for something on another person’s campsite, always ask for permission first. If you go for a walk, do so on the provided pathways and not through campsites either. In short, follow the golden rule when in doubt.
Following Proper RV Park Etiquette
While there are definitely more rules and guidelines in regards to RV park etiquette, the five that we have covered here today are the most important ones for new RV travelers to know about.