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If you're traveling through eastern New Mexico across the Great Plains looking for a place where you can park your rental RV and explore its beauties, Tucumcari KOA is the right campground for you. Right off I-40, it will make your vacation even better with its amenities. A seasonal swimming pool is there to offer refreshment in the heat, and you can go for a meal at the on-site café. Feel free to bring your pet – there is a shaded Kamp K9 dog park where it can have some fun. If you enjoy camping but still want to stay in the loop, there is cable TV and Wi-Fi access throughout the campground. It also features a 24-hour laundry facility and propane services.While camping at Tucumcari KOA, you will find several lodging options. When you head here with your campervan rental, you'll have access to full hookup sites, some with 50/30/20 amp service and a patio. Looking for a partial hookup site? Tucumcari KOA's got those too, and camping cabins are also offered. Those who want to pitch a tent can do so at one of the sites with water and electric, water only, or no hookups.Travelers who want to explore the area can spend the day in Tucumcari and discover what the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum and the Tucumcari Historical Museum have in store. Spend a couple of hours on the road west, and you will arrive in Albuquerque, home to the charming Old Town and Sandia Peak Tramway offering wonderful panoramic views. Tucked in among the forests of northern New Mexico, Santa Fe, the state capital, will blow you away with its Pueblo-style architecture and rich history. Nature lovers can get from the desert plains to lush mountain forests in a matter of a few hours and experience real adventure.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

The mountains and forests of central New Mexico hide incredible natural treasures, and you can experience them as soon as you park your Tucumcari camper rental in the vast Cibola National Forest, minutes away from Albuquerque. More than a million and a half acres of wilderness are waiting for hikers to conquer them, while anglers can find their way to one of the numerous lakes hidden in the greenery. If you come for wonderful views, you won’t be disappointed – a place where the desert landscape and soaring mountains meet will leave every visitor breathless. One of the best ways to see the beauties of the forest is the Sandia Peak Tramway, one of the longest in the world, taking you to a ski area and a network of biking trails atop the Sandia Peak and connecting the forest to the city.As its name suggests, Petroglyph National Monument is a place where travelers can study interesting petroglyphs, but to truly find out how magnificent they are, it is best to cross the Rio Grande and pay it a visit. One of the largest petroglyph sites on the continent, it will offer you a chance to get familiar with the history of Native Americans and Spanish settlers who lived in the area. It is definitely best to move around on foot, and hikers will find several trails leading them to the cultural treasures across the park. Although there are no campgrounds inside the monument, you can park your RV rental near Tucumcari KOA at some of the nearby RV parks.The nickname of New Mexico is Land of Enchantment, and one of the reasons for it is its unparalleled nature. Another giant among its forests, Santa Fe National Forest, should definitely be on your itinerary. Minutes away from the capital, it is home to three wild and scenic rivers – the Rio Chama, Pecos, and East Fork of the Jemez. Add to that the soft meadows, scenic mesas, and canyons waiting to be explored, and you will want to enjoy camping with an RV in this oasis forever.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Quay County, in addition to countless natural spots to discover, you will be able to find as many exciting urban attractions as you like.If you want to be connected to nature even while in the city, visit the nearby Mesalands Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory. A part of the Mesalands Community College, its main focus is the Mesozoic period, aka the Age of Dinosaurs. From the giant Torvosaurus and smaller fossils to the exhibits dedicated to the environment, it is a must-visit spot for the visitors of Tucumcari.A visit to one of the museums dedicated to the famous Route 66 is always fun, and the New Mexico Route 66 Museum is no different. Get out of your RV rental and enter the world of interesting memorabilia, gas pumps, and porcelain signs taking you back to the time when the Mother Road cut across the country. Michael Campanelli's Route 66 Photo Exhibit is one of the features of the museum, containing over a hundred photos taken along the road, while car lovers will be thrilled to find a collection of classic automobiles.Travelers who like spending time at unique and exciting festivals shouldn’t miss out on the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Hundreds of colorful balloons fill the sky, creating an incredible sight which is often a subject for local painters. Visitors can also see unusually shaped balloons, as well as the illuminated ones that light up the night sky.Tucumcari KOA camping is far from another trip – it is a chance to come face to face with the breathtaking nature of New Mexico, as well as its unique culture.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.