Benefits of Seasonal Camping in an RV or Motorhome

Benefits of Seasonal Camping in an RV or Motorhome? Camping season has finally arrived in New England, which means it’s time to pack the RV or motorhome and hit the road. If you’re camping this upcoming season, consider keeping it at a campsite throughout the summer if there’s not enough time to travel far every weekend. In this blog, we’ll detail the advantages and disadvantages of seasonal camping in an RV or motorhome, as well as how you can keep it protected throughout the season.

What Is Seasonal Camping?

Seasonal camping in an RV or motorhome is maintaining a 7-month camping permit at a specific campground starting in April and ending in October. While your RV or motorhome is parked at the campsite for the season, you are free to come and go at your convenience.


There are several advantages of becoming a seasonal camper, such as:

  • Camp More Often: Seasonal camping in an RV or motorhome allows you to camp more often because you don’t have to worry about searching for and booking a different campsite every time you want an adventure. If your seasonal spot is close to home, weekend getaways are even easier.
  • Less Stress Over Packing: With a seasonal campsite, your RV and belongings are already set up for you when you arrive after a long work-week. You can spend less time packing and more time enjoying your weekend.
  • Meet Other Campers: You are able to easily meet and make new friends with the other campers at the site. Seasonal camping allows you to be a part of the community at your specific campsite.
  • Save Money: In New England, camping with an RV or motorhome for one night costs around $44. Seasonal camping, however, can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000 in Massachusetts for about 7 months. This value can vary greatly due to family size, location, and other personal preferences. So, if you plan on camping often, becoming a seasonal camper can save you money.


While becoming a seasonal camper sounds great, there are some disadvantages that you should be aware of:

  • Less Traveling: Since your RV or motorhome is parked at a campsite already, you may be less inclined to move your RV or motorhome and go to a new location. Additionally, you’re paying for the seasonal spot in the campsite, so it may not be worthwhile to travel because you’d have to pay to visit a new campsite. Some people prefer camping at new locations often, so if that is you, then seasonal camping may not be for you.
  • Difficulty Finding a Campsite: There are many campgrounds that offer seasonal camping. It may be hard to commit to just one for the whole season. You should find a campsite that you LOVE, or seasonal camping could not be worth the investment in the long run.

Get RV / Motorhome Insurance

RV / Motorhome Insurance  covers common risks that include fire, storms, theft, and collision. The property covered can vary, but the policy will usually cover the following:

  • Bodily injury to someone else or property damage that you accidentally caused while driving your RV or motorhome.
  • Damage to your RV or motorhome caused by an accident.
  • Theft, fire, vandalism, and other losses even while your motorhome is in storage or left at a camping site.

However, if you’re towing a camper, there is no law requiring insurance, but it’s in your best interest to get coverage to protect yourself and belongings. To learn more about RV / motorhome insurance, view our blog, Know Your Coverage When It Comes to Mobile Home and RV Insurance.

Whether or not seasonal camping is for you, if you own a camper, then you must get RV / motorhome insurance. Contact us at TJ Woods Insurance if you have any questions regarding this insurance policy.