Shelley Dennis
by Shelley Dennis
Posted January 7, 2019

Many new campers love the idea of being outside, but have already tired of the hassle and busyness that comes with coordinating weekend camping trips. Well, maybe it’s time to give the weekdays a try?

Let’s take a look at several aspects that make camping on a weekday a more attractive alternative.

More availability for RV rentals during the week

Many camping families take trips over a weekend because the kids are out of school, parents don’t have to be at the office on Saturday or Sunday, and traffic through town might be lighter than during the business week. But because of that, the rental pool for various motorhomes and travel trailers is smaller on the weekend and there’s less options to choose from.

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If you don’t have school-age children or you homeschool them—or you all decide to play hooky for a day—consider planning a short trip mid-week to enjoy more of the great outdoors while renting the exact RV or campervan you’ve always dreamed about. During the week, you’re sure to find a greater selection of RV campsites available.

Less competition for campsites

When there are fewer RVs on the road, chances are there are fewer RVs in campsites. If jockeying for position in the campground line is not your cup of tea, try a weekday camp trip. Campsites, and even dispersed camping locations, open up, and you might find yourself with room to stretch. The kids will have more freedom and you will find more peace of mind.

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Another plus is the lack of traffic when you leave a campground. If you go mid-week, there’s a good chance you won’t even have to wait in line at the dump station on your way out.

Fewer crowds

With less people camping during the week, many activities become available that might otherwise be crowded with weekend tourists. If you’ve been planning that trip to Disney World or an overnight stay at a national park, weekdays are the perfect solution to standing in long lines or driving bumper-to-bumper through Yellowstone.

Fewer people at the park or campground also means more quiet, enjoyable moments with your family. Less noise means less stress—and don’t we all go camping to leave the pressures and anxieties of work and the city behind?

You may find that without so many neighbors and distractions at the campground, you have the time and space to reconnect with your loved ones. Just picture a family viewing night, enjoying the awe-inspiring sight of the night sky, away from the city lights. Or maybe your kids have never experienced ghost stories told around the campfire while eating chocolate S’mores.
Camping on a Weekday - Outdoorsy

Is it time to plan some “family togetherness”? Or maybe you’re craving some quality “alone time”? Check out the awesome selection of RVs and vans you can rent from Outdoorsy and give a weekday camping trip a try.

Shelley Dennis

I'm a mountain gal who gave it all up to hit the road full-time with my Golden Retriever, Sully. Together we explore the back roads of America, documenting the beauty of our country and the people that make her great!

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