Ep. 83: Top 10 Best RV Camping of 2018 | RV travel

Ep. 83: Top 10 Best RV Camping of 2018 | RV travel

After visiting 12 states, 58 campsites and traveling 25,000 miles, we award our best RV campsites of 2018 in top 10 categories.

Filmed: April 2018 to January 2019.


Best Boondocking
* Shadow Mountain, WY (Ep. 72) https://youtu.be/2ascEHqlnt8
* Flaming Gorge, UT/WY (Ep. 75) https://youtu.be/m-kAtuPcH_A

Best Campground
* Westport-Union Landing State Beach, CA (Ep. 54) https://youtu.be/soBlsXhiZII
* South Beach, WA (Ep. 50) https://youtu.be/JPiC0BcuFes

Best RV Park
* Lava Campground (Ep. 73) https://youtu.be/xu4r6ZyLPyw
* Glenwood Springs West/Colorado River KOA (Ep. 70) https://youtu.be/Q7OW0hR-o0A

Best Asphalt Docking
* Wind River Casino, WY (Ep. 72) https://youtu.be/2ascEHqlnt8
* 7 Cedars Casino, WA (Ep. 50) https://youtu.be/JPiC0BcuFes

Best Value
* San Luis State Wildlife Area, CO (Ep. 62) https://youtu.be/W5DBVuVxzEM
* Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM (Ep. 63) https://youtu.be/zS-lmsmbMSo

Best Mountain Biking
* Crested Butte, CO (Ep. 59) https://youtu.be/LwOds6xnjPA

Best Kayaking
* Gull Lake, CA (Ep. 56) https://youtu.be/EuBqHtNitL4
* Jenny Lake, WA (Ep. 72) https://youtu.be/2ascEHqlnt8

Best Hiking
* Snow Canyon State Park, UT (Ep. 82) https://youtu.be/Ae-XLFXVdk4
* Obsidian Dome, CA (Ep. 56) https://youtu.be/EuBqHtNitL4

Best Town
* Silverton, CO (Ep. 69) https://youtu.be/wte47AEZzwA
* Crested Butte, CO (Ep. 58) https://youtu.be/fVHqB4RetLo & (Ep. 59) https://youtu.be/LwOds6xnjPA

Best RV-Friendly State
* Arizona https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEHCrqmvs18mcX2Dsld6zdhCNZk0k4_8
* Utah https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEHCrqmvs1_qGFJZ_niXV0tC62sOUAGe


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  1. Downsizing Makes Cents on February 8, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Great job Marc, you have so much useful information compared to most RV channels, thanks for sharing your wisdom.

  2. Christina McMillan on February 8, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Wow! You have been to some amazing places! These are all now “must-see’s” for us! INCREDIBLE and informative video!! Loving this channel!

  3. N L H on February 8, 2020 at 10:53 am

    So far I like these folks !!
    Right to the point

  4. Mary DeSpain on February 8, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Great video. Appreciate that you are to the point. No rambling

  5. tom d on February 8, 2020 at 10:54 am


  6. Gringo on February 8, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Good stuff! Subscribed.

  7. VoluntaryismIsTheAnswer on February 8, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Hey I know that KOA, they were real sweet about hooking me up with a place on the Silt for my pup to play, and the local dispensary is high quality. Recommended. I am embarrassed at how much I love a good KOA lol.

  8. Chris Barr on February 8, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Hey Mark,
    Your videos are such a treat and well done. Thank you! I recently moved to Cottonwood Heights, I’ll keep my eye out for you. Hopefully @ Alta or maybe camping down in the desert. Cheers!

  9. Doris Flores on February 8, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Thank you 😊 your channel . It’s very informative. We can plan our trip 😊.

  10. Rhonda Waldron on February 8, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Nothing East of Colorado and only 12 states so not a lot to compare

  11. Billy Johnson on February 8, 2020 at 10:59 am

    I’ll be rving this summer for 4 1/2 months how do you feel about thousand trails? Is it worth it for 4 1/2 months?

  12. Captndarty on February 8, 2020 at 11:03 am

    You sir put out one hell of a product👍🏻

  13. Vernon W on February 8, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Great video. Thank you for the information.

  14. Sandra Tessem on February 8, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Hey Arizona

  15. john noe on February 8, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Lava Campground , Idaho looks very beautiful with one serious caveat to me at least. It’s about 100 yards from hwy 30 so if you’re looking for a peaceful quiet place to camp I can’t imagine this would be for you. Trucks flying by 24 hours a day some of the drivers running their jake brakes for no reason other than to piss of people around them.
    "Wyoming is a long state to cross…." 360 miles from west to east, 280 from south to north. It’s about a average west of the Mississippi River. Longest state from east to west, (not counting Alaska) is Texas at 760 miles. BTW it’s also 660 miles south to north. California is the longest state from south to north at 800 miles. Montana is 559 miles east to west.
    The thing about Wyoming that makes it seem so long is the headwinds that invariably run from the west to the east, and the rolling hills that slow you down if you are traveling west and 35 mph seems to be pretty average for wind speed there and in large semi truck with very little power it was maddening trying to get through that state so I could make it home.
    I have to give credit where it’s due: This video was extremely well done and I enjoyed every minute of it. Even took notes and saved it for future viewing. The music did get a bit tedious however.

  16. Suzanne Burke on February 8, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Very well done, I need to watch it again!

  17. RV Free on February 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for summarizing your adventures. It looks like you know how to explore and have fun! Looks like you double your subscribers in 2 months?

  18. Karen R on February 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Enjoyed your format. Jenny lake beautiful.

  19. Alan Boomershine on February 8, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Hello, awesome presentation. We have a bumper pull a bit smaller than yours at 20ft. We were thinking of getting a 32 ft fifth wheel, but concerned about getting into some of these great places by being to big and getting stuck, restricted, etc. Is there an ideal rig? A quick opinion would be appreciated from a real traveler the way we would like travel. Thanks

  20. john on February 8, 2020 at 11:14 am

    The secret is out! Thanks for sharing.

  21. WowMarie on February 8, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Yesss 😁

  22. Frankie Hoosier on February 8, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I have to add another thank you for an excellent channel.
    Not a lot of blabber, I really like that!

  23. Casa Del Amo on February 8, 2020 at 11:16 am

    yeah ,,stay the F outtta Kalifornia for you happyness

  24. gordon cornett on February 8, 2020 at 11:16 am

    What did you do with your pups at the national parks?

  25. N L H on February 8, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Getting-our new trailer ready to hit the road this summer
    Thank for all the information 😉

  26. The Casual RV'er on February 8, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Excellent review! Thanks

  27. Rollin with the Roche'z on February 8, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Hey Mark, can I ask what software you use for editing? I am a newbie and want to start documenting my travels via videos. Thanks so much, great videos BTW, love your channel.

  28. The McMillan Express on February 8, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Wow! My wife, Christina McMillan, turned me on to your channel! All of these are places we’d love to visit. We just had our first BLM experience in New Mexico and plan to be in the state for another month, especially if we can snag that Rio Grande del Norte Nat’l Monument site!! Taos has been on our must see list, so this would just make it 10x better! Looking forward to watching your videos. Very informative channel. Thank you!

  29. Craig Cardwell on February 8, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Lot’s of good info, thanks.

  30. Rollin with the Roche'z on February 8, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Mark, one more question I noticed that you do a lot of Boondocking and wonder if you ever worry about your camper being stolen when you go away exploring for the day, given these remote and isolated areas. My wife and I are doing our first ever RV road trip across the country starting in June and we have wondered about this possibility when dry camping in remote ares.

  31. larry reno on February 8, 2020 at 11:25 am

    You have one of the best RV travel channels on YouTube. I’d like to know how you find the dispersed camping spots you go to. Also, do you have any plans on touring the Great Lakes region?

  32. Joseph Pessotti on February 8, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Nothing like The Hoh Rain Forest Tied for my best camp.

  33. Jeff Kruljac on February 8, 2020 at 11:25 am

    I’m hoping to get into rving in the next couple years so I’ve been checking out videos for tips and stuff. I am so happy to have stumbled on your channel! Your videos are fantastic and your on screen personality is straight forward and non threatening. I have thoroughly enjoyed every video i have watched. An technically your video productions are second to none. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with the rest of us.

  34. Judi Christopher on February 8, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Yeah New Mexico… I live in New Mexico…
    Thank you so much for sharing this BEAUTIFUL Video… Loved it.

  35. Mr. Eroh on February 8, 2020 at 11:27 am

    My wife and I saw your piece about Flaming Gorge and the Jug hollow area. That peninsula is right up our alley. We plan on visiting in mid June and would like your input. At that time of the year, will we have difficulty finding free camping with water access. We kayak and want to enjoy the water. In your experience, what will our chances be of finding sites with water access. We have a class A but I’m not timid about getting out there. I would appreciate your assessment of how crowded we can expect it to be. Thanks.

  36. 2012escapee1 on February 8, 2020 at 11:27 am

    You had quite a summer! Category 11: Best place for dogs 🙂

  37. Rabalais Creative on February 8, 2020 at 11:27 am

    This is my favorite RV channel now. Everything I want to know and nothing I don’t. Thanks!

  38. Richard Lima on February 8, 2020 at 11:28 am

    You only have 4,500 subscribers? Wow I’m shocked, you have one of if not the best RV YT channels. Your videos are great, detailed and editing is absolutely wonderful. You are also thourough in discribing the area you are in. I really hope your channel grows with more viewers, keep bringing us great videos, thanks for allowing us all into your travels.

  39. Christine Farmilo on February 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Hi Mark, We have just discovered your channel and are fans. Already told our family to follow you too. We want to compliment you on your presentation. It really is excellent. Lots of information and amazing photography. Many bloggers it’s all talk and seeing them and not a lot of scenery. You have a great ratio. Thank you from Down Under. (Australia 🙂

  40. M M on February 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Great informational video. This is my first time seeing your videos and became a instant fan

  41. Bearfoot Adventures on February 8, 2020 at 11:33 am

    FREE GIVEAWAYS so HELP trying to get to 100 subscribers help please

  42. Angus MacIver on February 8, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I love Utah. This is my second time stationed here at Hill AFB. I love that any kind of camping I want to do is right out my back door.

  43. River Runner on February 8, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Best RV sites

  44. Sandra Tessem on February 8, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Great video

  45. JK’s Travel Adventures on February 8, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Really love your channel. Your content is great. As a fellow YouTube creator your videos inspire my wife and I to get out and explore.

  46. Mark Fulkerson on February 8, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for the great information! Excellent delivery and useable information!

  47. Ana Goldstein on February 8, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I’m so glad I found your channel – truly enjoying all your videos

  48. Helen Mallazzo on February 8, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I will be moving to Az. Shortly and I was wondering if the RV flea market in Quartsite is open year round or just certain times of the year? Thank you.

  49. Hank Johnson on February 8, 2020 at 11:47 am

    you must have to be rich to Camp you all year round is it cost a lot of money

  50. Richard Nash on February 8, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for your informative Top RV categories. I liked that you defined many categories so depending on your interest you can find what you are looking for.

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