RV owners invest a lot of time and money in their rigs. Whether it’s a motorhome, fifth-wheel, trailer or camper, the RV represents a lifestyle well worth investing in. We are RV owners ourselves, so we know what it’s all about. And it has been our experience that there are certain things to avoid no matter the kind of rig you own.

Some of the things we RV owners avoid could end up costing us a lot of money. We avoid other things just because they ruin the camping experience. One way or the other, we want to do everything we can to make sure every moment spent camping is the best it can possibly be.

Thinking on all of that, our team got together and did a little brainstorming. We came up with the top five things (at least in our opinion) that every RV homeowner wants to avoid:

1. Burst Pipes

Before you roll your eyes, give us a minute. We have to start with burst pipes because they are the very reason AirSkirts exists. Burst pipes are not only a super inconvenient hassle in the middle of a camping trip, but they are also costly to repair. Allowing your plumbing to freeze could result in a pretty big hit to your bank account.

The best way to avoid burst pipes is to combine insulation with good RV skirting. That is where AirSkirts comes in. Our skirting works with any RV or trailer. It utilizes the insulating power of air to help keep the space under your rig warmer. With AirSkirts in place, your plumbing is safe.

2. Lousy Insurance

Every RV owner has to purchase insurance to protect their investment. Here’s the thing: not all insurance policies are worth the paper they are printed on. Some look good on the declaration’s pages, but they turn out to be real bummers when you start looking at the details. Lousy insurance is definitely something to avoid.

3. Critters in the RV

We campers get the fact that critters are part of the experience. But we don’t want them in our motor homes or trailers. Why? Because there are so many nooks and crannies critters can get into. If they get in and cannot get out, they could die of starvation. When that happens, an RV owner has real problems.

4. Sardine-Can Campgrounds

Have you ever visited a campground so densely packed you felt like you were stuck in a giant can of sardines? We’ve been there. Sardine-can campgrounds are popping up more frequently now that camping has gone corporate. We suppose they are better than no campground at all, but we also think it is best to avoid them whenever possible. Part of the joy of camping is open space. Why spend a week or more being as densely packed as you would be in the city?

5. Running Out of Marshmallows

We hard-core campers want to avoid running out of marshmallows at all costs. It is just not camping without a bag of marshmallows and a few chocolate bars. Forget the flashlight batteries and we’ll get by with our cell phone lights. Forget the matches and we’ll gladly rub two sticks together. But there is no overcoming a lack of marshmallows.

There are lots of things you want to avoid is an RV owner, too. We can only help you with one of them: RV skirts. If you haven’t yet invested in skirting, now is as good a time as any to take a good look at AirSkirts. We make skirting easy.