True Life: Our Experience in Our RV!

Are you new to RVing and wondering how you’ll make it on the open road? How are all the details going to come together? Not quite sure? That’s quite alright. Everyone was new at some point, and those who love the RV lifestyle are often eager to share what they’ve learned and why they love it!

We recently interviewed our friends, the Gardners, about their experiences in an RV, and we hope you enjoy hearing what they had to say.

Name: Michael, Melissa, and Thomas Gardner

Hometown: Southern Maryland

How long have you had an RV?

We bought our first RV in February 2022, but previously we stayed with my parents in theirs for many years.

Tell us about the type of RV you own.

We have a 2022 Coachmen Freedom Express 326BHDSLE travel trailer. We love it!

If you travel with pets, tell us about your pets. How was their adjustment to life on the road? Any tips for other pet owners looking to start RVing?

We travel with one pet, a 5-pound Pomeranian named Casper. We take him everywhere with us, so he is very familiar with camping and loves to look out the window and bark at everything!

How have you made your RV feel like home?

We’ve added some décor and pictures to make our RV feel more like home.

Is there a place that you regularly visit? What do you like about going there?

We regularly go to the “farm.” It is our family’s land located in Charles County, MD. It’s our second home, and we love being so close to family!

What are some of the top places that you’ve visited or must-visit suggestions for others?

We really liked (visiting) Bethpage Camp-Resort in Urbanna, VA; Frontier Town in Ocean City, MD; and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Natural Bridge, VA.

What are some of the places still on your RV bucket list to visit?

Someplace in the mountains is on our bucket list to visit!

What is the first thing you do when you arrive at your destination?

My husband Michael sets the camper up when we arrive. The first thing I do is usually walk Casper and watch him set up. 😊

What advice would you have for someone who is buying their first RV?

Definitely have an idea of the things that you want or don’t want. We looked at several options prior to buying ours to get an idea of things we wanted or had to have!

What would you name as some of the biggest perks of traveling and/or camping in an RV?

The memories that are made with friends and family! Having a place that is yours to relax and enjoy. While traveling, it’s nice to have the bathroom when/if needed.

Taking the occasional break to experience all the beauty and wonder that our nation’s campgrounds, parks, and natural sites have to offer is important – and you won’t regret doing it in an RV.

If you’re searching for “new RVS for sale near me” or “new campers for sale near me” and you’re located in Maryland, take a look at our inventory at Economy RVS in Mechanicsville, MD. We have an incredible selection of new and used models that will make it easy to find the perfect floor plan for you and your family. Shop our deals online or visit us in person. Contact Economy RVS today if you’re ready to find the right RV for your family!