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RV owners like to invite family and friends to join them on their journeys. Then they plop their guests in a converted dinette or the sofabed and say, “G’night.” Come morning, their slumber is invaded with light and the patter of passersby. Privacy? What a quaint notion.
What if the lodging could regain that privacy?
Music festivals, concerts, camping folk and RVers have an undeniably friendly, good-karma vibe. After all, they don’t call the RV group “Good Sam Club” by happenstance. But producers and activists are looking to turn vibes into action. From organizations like HeadCount to community causes like Habitat for Humanity, organizers are determined to make it easy to transform people into supporters.
Nothing changes my mood more than heading to my trailer Bertha’s storage yard to fetch her for a trip to a music festival, and find the battery’s dead. For many travel trailer owners, it’s not so rare. All the lights, the slide outs, and water pump run on the battery. So much in our rigs runs on the 12v battery system that we may not think about it much if we predominantly use the camper when hooked up to shore power.
With the festival camping season approaching, we’re exploring how to elevate your festival and camping experience. Last time, RoadtripMojo offered up some personal items in our Top 11 Festival Survival Tips. This time, we’ll poke around the campsite. Again, some of this you may say, “Thanks, Capt. Obvious!” But we suspect some tips or uses might be new to you.
Like we said before, we all have this habit of letting excitement overcome reason when the indescribable buzz of entering the festival grounds kicks in. That said…
By Barry Bluth
Fresh off Panic en la Playa Siete, it dawned on us to share some tips for enjoying the special destination that is the Mexican coast. If you’ve never been to this stretch of Mexican waterfront, or the Barceló Maya Beach, it’s a magical place that’s an over-the-top venue for any band. If you’re Playa-bound for Dead & Co., you’re in for a real treat. But only if you plan ahead…
Like many music festival producers, Kevin Collinsworth knows some of the best events head off-stage to deliver a memorable camping adventure. And he’s not bashful about what he’s got in the spread that’s home to the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) each spring.
The sprawling 800-acre property just northeast of Lake Okeechobee in Central Florida creates a stellar destination for festival camping enthusiasts. From car camping to RV glamping, Collinsworth, 46, and his team at Soundslinger LLC spent almost a full year since OMF 2017 relocating and planting trees, creating new areas, and leveling grounds to elevate any style of camping outing.
Festival season will soon be upon us. So here is our first set of RoadtripMojo’s Top 20 Festival Survival Tips. With many multi-day fests and destination music events under our belt, some of these you may already know or find completely obvious. Some you may never have thought of. Even for those with fest experience, it’s easy to throw caution to the wind – or just forget the essentials – especially when the indescribable buzz of entering the festival grounds kicks in.
So RoadtripMojo and our resident Hippie Chick have a few tips to share so you won’t be That Guy – or Gal…
They say to “buy your second RV first.” But it’s best to buy your tow vehicle second. The tale of our purchase of Mr. Charlie our travel trailer discussed the thinking that drove our decision. We wanted a slide-out, a private master bedroom, an outdoor kitchen that would make us the envy of mornings at the music festival – all in a unit close to 21 feet or so. We settled on 25 feet, and were – and remain – thrilled with our buy.
But between the day we put money down on the trailer and drove her off the lot about four weeks later, we had a minor detail to address: the tow vehicle.