When you're planning an upcoming RV trip, one of your priorities should be to identify a few RV parks in the areas you'll be driving through. You can then consider your travel timetable and decide which parks you wish to visit, and for how many nights. Spending time at one of these properties can give you and your family a break from driving, which can be a welcome change if you're traveling many miles each day. When you look at different RV parks, such a Deep Waters RV Park, you'll see some that have paved pads on each site and others that have gravel pads to park on. Here are some benefits of choosing a property with paved pads.
You don't know what the weather will be like during your RV park visit, but parking on a paved pad will help to keep the interior of your vehicle cleaner than being on a gravel pad. Wet gravel sticks to footwear, which means that when your family members walk across a gravel pad before climbing into your RV, their shoes will carry gravel into the vehicle and leave you with a mess to sweep up. Conversely, you won't have this problem on a paved pad, which will stay clean even when it's wet.
When you park your RV for one or more days, you want it to be as level as possible. A level RV will make many activities inside the vehicle easier. For example, things won't roll off your kitchen counter when the vehicle is level. You'll usually find that paved pads are much more level than those that are gravel. Because gravel is loose, erosion can occasionally occur. This could cause a gravel pad to be somewhat sloped, which either means that you'll have to deal with a non-level RV or spend a lot of effort leveling it with leveling blocks.
If you're the type of person who stays up late or gets up very early, you'll want to do so quietly — especially if people are in the adjacent RV park sites. Walking on gravel produces an audible crunching sound, which can make you feel self-conscious of your movements if you're walking around your site. When you walk on a paved pad, however, you'll be able to do so in near silence. This won't disturb those around you or even your own sleeping family members. Look online to learn about RV parks that have paved pads.