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. Rollin with the Roche'z on November 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    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.

  2. WowMarie on November 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Yesss 😁

  3. Bearfoot Adventures on November 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm

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

  4. M M on November 15, 2019 at 7:20 pm

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

  5. joyce marino on November 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    New subscriber here and thrilled to find your channel! Wonderful list that will add a lot of new locations to our travels. Excellent photography and scenic choices!

  6. Chris Barr on November 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    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!

  7. Richard Nash on November 15, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    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.

  8. tom d on November 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm


  9. Suzanne Burke on November 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Very well done, I need to watch it again!

  10. The Casual RV'er on November 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Excellent review! Thanks

  11. Richard Lima on November 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    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.

  12. Gringo on November 15, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Good stuff! Subscribed.

  13. john on November 15, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    The secret is out! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Mr. Eroh on November 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    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.

  15. Manifest Energy on November 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Great video

  16. River Runner on November 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Best RV sites

  17. 2012escapee1 on November 15, 2019 at 7:33 pm

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

  18. Frankie Hoosier on November 15, 2019 at 7:33 pm

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

  19. JK’s Outdoor Journal on November 15, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    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.

  20. Alan Boomershine on November 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    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

  21. Rabalais Creative on November 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm

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

  22. The McMillan Express on November 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    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!

  23. Downsizing Makes Cents on November 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

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

  24. Rhonda Waldron on November 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

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

  25. gordon cornett on November 15, 2019 at 7:43 pm

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

  26. N L H on November 15, 2019 at 7:44 pm

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

  27. Karen R on November 15, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Enjoyed your format. Jenny lake beautiful.

  28. Captndarty on November 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    You sir put out one hell of a product👍🏻

  29. VoluntaryismIsTheAnswer on November 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    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.

  30. RV Free on November 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    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?

  31. Christina McMillan on November 15, 2019 at 7:50 pm

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

  32. Doris Flores on November 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm

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

  33. Casa Del Amo on November 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    yeah ,,stay the F outtta Kalifornia for you happyness

  34. Helen Mallazzo on November 15, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    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.

  35. Joseph Pessotti on November 15, 2019 at 7:54 pm

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

  36. Mark Fulkerson on November 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm

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

  37. Christine Farmilo on November 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    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 🙂

  38. Angus MacIver on November 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    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.

  39. N L H on November 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm

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

  40. Sandra Tessem on November 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Hey Arizona

  41. Craig Cardwell on November 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Lot’s of good info, thanks.

  42. Mary DeSpain on November 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm

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

  43. Rollin with the Roche'z on November 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    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.

  44. larry reno on November 15, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    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?

  45. Ana Goldstein on November 15, 2019 at 8:11 pm

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

  46. Vernon W on November 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Great video. Thank you for the information.

  47. Hank Johnson on November 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

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

  48. Sandra Tessem on November 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Great video

  49. Billy Johnson on November 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    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?

  50. Jeff Kruljac on November 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    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.

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