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Colorado and Utah Camping Information

Colorado and Utah camping information: where to camp, how to camp, and what to do once you’re there.

Our camping blog provides you with lots of useful Colorado and Utah camping information.  Learn tips and tricks for finding the best campsites, get camping meal ideas, and read what actual campers, in some of our RVs, like best about their camping experiences.  As part of our service to you as a Grand Junction RV dealer, we want to be able to provide you with descriptions of some of our favorite campgrounds and other camping information.  Here you can find: descriptions of state park campgrounds, RV resorts, camping recipes, RV tips and tricks, and RV user experiences.

If you have photos of your camping experiences in any of our RVs, from Rockwoods to Northstars, post them on our Facebook page!  We love to see where you’ve been and to learn about your RV experiences.  Tell us about your favorite camping recipes, campsite games, how many days you camped this past year and your favorite places to go (though you might want to keep those secret!).

Check out the posts below and be sure to email us if you have any questions!

Ideas for organizing your RV

Now that you’ve purchased your new RV you may be looking for ways to keep everything organized. If you’ve purchased a large fifth wheel or travel trailer this may not be an issue for you, but if you’ve purchased a smaller travel trailer, like an R-Pod or teardrop, or a truck camper, you may be…

5 RV features we’re loving right now

RV manufacturers are always looking to make improvements to their products. Like any company, they’re always striving for something better.  With the 2020 models of most brands arriving on the lots now, we’re excited for some new (and not so new) features.  Here are 5 RV features we’re loving right now: The new aluminum folding…

KOA Campgrounds vs. Forest Service Campgrounds

In our years and years of camping we’ve never once stayed at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America).  For the longest time we were tent campers and a KOA didn’t seem to make sense.  We often backpacked too, so we were used to “roughing” it and considered having an actual tent pad and a pit toilet…

RVing with Pets

Every summer families set out on road trips across the state, or across the US with their pets right alongside them. They’re headed to beaches, mountain towns, historic sites, or maybe just up to the family parcel on the Grand Mesa.  Taking Fido with them is routine: he always goes where the family goes! If…

Benefits of a Teardrop Camper

Teardrop Campers are all the rage these days, and for good reason; the benefits of a teardrop camper are outstanding! Teardrops, like the [email protected] and [email protected] lines we carry from NuCamp RV are great options for those looking to escape the cold dampness of a tent. Size and Weight:  Teardrops can be towed by much…

How to Make your Campsite Awesome

If you’re considering an RV you may think that that means giving up some “rugged” or “fun” things about camping, like making coffee over the fire or watching the moon rise while eating a s’more. That doesn’t have to change! Having an RV means if it’s raining, you aren’t stuck in your tent. It means…

Which RV is right for me?

We’ve written before about the benefits of truck campers. We’ve also written about pop-up campers.  But the fact of the matter is, that when it comes time for you to choose your first RV, you’ll see pros and cons to every type of RV out there.  Even with a great little Rockwood Mini Lite in…

RV Spring Maintenance

The pollen count is up, birds are chirping, and there are lots of cars and truck with mountain bikes on them driving around town. It must be spring! That means it’s time to uncover the ol RV and get to work on a spring maintenance checklist before you take your camper out for the first…

RV Bed Options Explained

In our experience, two of the biggest deciding issues for RV buyers are beds and dinettes. Some are adamant that only a north-south bed will do. Others are looking for a big dinette with lots of windows and space for 6. In this post we’ll break down the three main types RV bed options these…

RV Renovations: Questions to Ask

RV renovations seem to be all the rage these days.  With the popularity of tiny homes, people have started asking themselves, “How much space to do we need? Can we renovate a bus? Can we renovate our RV?” Of course you can. The real question is: should you? According to Chris, our sales manager at…

2019 RV Trends

The February issue of Trailer Life is out and boy is it filled with lots of great information on new trailer trends for 2019.  Their 52 New RVs for 2019 section highlights innovative changes to RVs across the board: from teardrops and other small campers to fifth-wheels.  Here’s a quick glance at new features and…

Benefits of a Truck Camper

When we first began our search for the perfect camper (it’s like a unicorn, btw…) we looked at the pros and cons of a variety of styles.  Did we want a truck camper? A travel trailer? A pop-up? What would work best for our needs? No matter what we settled on, there are plenty of…

2019 RV Resolutions

I know there are lots of people out there who think New Year’s Resolutions are silly or unnecessary.  January 1 is just another day, right? Not to me! January 1 is the day that the new year, with all its possibilities and adventures begins. It’s a time to get ambitious and say, “What are we…

5 Questions to ask before you start shopping for an RV

It’s best, when you decide you’re interested in an RV, to sit down and think through some basic questions before you begin your search. Otherwise the process of shopping for an RV can be overwhelming! There are so many brands, types and options out there that being able to narrow down your choices before you...

Chaparral Fifth Wheels

Chaparral Fifth Wheels have arrived here at Bob Scott RV and we’re thrilled to be carrying a new line! These sweet Fifth Wheels have lots of storage, roomy bedrooms and are spacious enough for long trips. Floorplans for these Chaparral Fifth Wheels include a 33′ rear kitchen design and a much larger 41′ model with…

RV Christmas Gift Ideas

For those of you who enjoy shopping early, we’ve got our first list of RV Christmas gift ideas ready for you! One thing to remember is that many RVers have limited space in their campers, so you’ll want to consider a gift that can either be used at home or won’t take up much space….

Rving and Golf

RVers fall into several categories: there are those who simply like to relax at a campground and enjoy friends, food, and fires.  There are others who use RVs as a way to get into the backcountry and ride ATVs, and still others who enjoy camping with amenities close to their favorite outdoor activities, like hiking…

Fall RV Maintenance guide

Fall is upon us, and whether you’re still camping or getting ready to pack that RV up for the winter, this fall RV maintenance guide can help you prepare for the inevitable: winter is coming.                     First, when you DO get back from that last trip,…

Jordanelle Reservoir and State Park

Camping near Park City is something we do most every year.  We enjoy the cooler temps, the water sports, mountain biking, and golf opportunities there.  It’s also only a 5 hour drive, so we feel like we’re really getting away from everything without spending an entire day on the road. When choosing a campground nearby,…

Making the transition from tent camping to trailer life

Many of us grow up true “tent campers.” As kids we’d head out to the lake or the mountains with the family, mom and dad would set up the giant tent, and we’d all take off running to play in the water, explore the woods, and find wood for a campfire. If there were rainy…

The Benefits of Pop-Up Campers

Here at Bob Scott RV we stock a wide variety of RVs.  Everything from toy haulers and fifth wheels to teardrops and tent trailers can be found on our lot.  We believe each type of trailer has its purpose, for the right buyer.  Today we want to highlight the benefits of pop-up campers, including our…

Should I get a solar panel for my RV?

It’s not difficult these days, with a little planning, to reserve campsites at nice campgrounds that provide electricity at each camp site.  Some even provide water and sewer hookups.  However, there are thousands of gorgeous campgrounds out there that are more primitive.  There are lots of boondocking spots with spectacular views! And guess what? In…

Tips for First Time RVers Part II

In our last post with Tips for First Time RVers, we discussed the types of trailers you might want to buy and items you’ll want to purchase afterwards to supplement your purchase.  In this episode we’ll help you get ready for your first RV trip. You’re excited, we know, to have that RV parked in…

First Time RVer Tips Part I

If you’re new to the RVing world, or still considering buying an RV, there is a lot to consider and there are quite a few blogs and posts out there providing you with information.  We’re no different.  We want you to be as informed as possible before you purchase an RV and when you first…

Camping near Crested Butte, Colorado: Your best options

Crested Butte, Colorado is a summer camping destination for a wide variety of campers.  There is great fishing nearby, awesome hikes, and world-class mountain biking trails.  All of these, though, are eclipsed by the massive amounts of wildflowers blooming here in late June and July.  Granted, this year’s drought may affect those a little bit,…

Tips for using the RV dump station

Just yesterday as we arrived at the dump station after a 4-day camping trip, a little [email protected] trailer couple was in front of us.  Since this station only has one spot for dumping, we politely waited and gathered our supplies in order to be as ready as possible when our turn came.  The driver got…

Traveling to Yellowstone National Park

Let’s face it: Yellowstone is probably on 75% of people’s bucket lists, right? It’s one of the most iconic National Parks in America and for good reason.  The geyser basins aren’t something you see every day! Neither are herds of bison and the occasional grizzly bear.  Well, that might be a daily sight for some…

Dolores River Campground

*All opinions in this post are our own; this post is not sponsored by Dolores River Campground.   This past week we had the pleasure of taking a camping trip that started in Moab and ended in Ridgway.  In between we spent a night at the Dolores River Campground just outside of Dolores, Colorado. As…

Camping in Grand Junction’s Backyard!

Camping in Grand Junction’s Backyard! Right out the door in Grand Junction there are great places to camp within 20 miles. Plenty of scenery to enjoy, outdoor sports and activities abound. The closest is Colorado National Monument, offering a scenic loop drive, or fabulous bike loop and miles of hiking trails for all levels. The…

Let adventure follow you in R•pod affordable luxury.

  Let adventure follow you. Your practical side will appreciate R•pod’s affordable luxury at the lowest tow weight in its class. Your adventurous side will love R•pod’s unique shape and construction. The r•pod is a perfect example of “form follows function,” with its unique shape and construction! R•pod puts the “fun” in functional. R•pod comes…

Pearl Lake State Park

Pearl Lake State Park, located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a great RV destination, especially if you enjoy quiet water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding. Located at Pearl Lake, the campground has two loops and 36 sites.  Loop 1 is directly above the water, with easy access for boaters and paddleboarders. Beware: no swimming is…

Camper Shopping Trends

HIPSTERS MAKE ‘VANLIFE’ AN ASPIRATIONAL PHENOMENON Lately, RVs have taken on a whole new life with many different sizes and options, add-ons and innovations. So what can adventure-hungry travelers expect to see in 2018? GoRVing.com editors have the rundown. Expected trends: smaller RVs; unique floorplans; integrated tech; #Vanlife attitudes and influencers making the camper cool…

Put Goblin State Park on your list to visit this spring!

  Goblin State Park Located in a remote Utah location, with fantastical rock formations and eroding cliff walls surrounding the campground, geologists and photographers will take delight in all day photo-excursions!  When you get settled, enjoy plenty of hiking, mountain biking trails, disc golf and dark night skies. Not to mention peace and quiet in…

RVing vs Tent Camping

Rving vs Tent Camping: 10 Reasons to make the leap! As a former tent camper I often found myself making lists like, “Rving vs Tent Camping” and trying to determine which was the better option. For sure tent camping is cheaper in that tents only cost a few hundred dollars where as RVs, even pop-ups,…

Lightweight Rockwood GeoPro Campers

Rockwood GEO Pros – Lightweight Campers MAKING YOUR INVESTMENT GO A LONG WAY. The Rockwood Geo Pro line of travel trailers are for those campers that value being environmentally conscious and have chosen to drive today’s more fuel efficient “crossover” vehicles and smaller SUV’s. With floor plans that weigh within the towing capacity of these…

Cirrus Truck Campers by nuCamp Raise the Bar

NuCamp truck campers are quickly gaining a reputation as the highest quality, luxury campers of their kind anywhere in America, and nuCamp customers have fast become some of the most enthusiastic RV enthusiasts on the American roadways. Truck Camper Magazine reviewed the 2017 Cirrus 820, a short-bed, hard side, non-slide, wet bath truck camper.  It’s…

Tips for your first RV trip

Setting out for the first time on a camping trip with your new RV can be an intimidating experience. What if you can’t figure out how to turn on the water heater?  How do you empty the gray and black water tanks? What if you can’t get it backed in to your camp site? Never…

6…Days of Christmas for RVers

12/18/17 What could you possibly find that the RVer on your gift list doesn’t already have? They already have everything, or so it seems! How about a look at some hot and cool items for the avid RVer on your list! And maybe these will spark an interest in something new and fun for your…

2018 Campground Reservations: Start making your plans

The new year is just around the corner and, if you're like us, you already know the prime places, you want for your 2018 campground reservations.  If these places are  Colorado State Park campgrounds you can start making reservations 6 months in advance.  So, if you're first weekend for camping is June 4, you can make your...

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Dewinterization

Do not forget to dewinterize your RV before using the water system. Attach fresh water fill hose to your city water fill. Turn on the water to a small stream, you can increase it later. Slowly open all your cold water faucets and allow water to run about a minute after all the antifreeze is…

Winterization and RV Antifreeze

There are multiple types of RV non-toxic antifreeze being marketed today. Automotive antifreeze is not designed, or recommended, for seasonal cold storage protection. It is also toxic and will contaminate your water system. ETHANOL (alcohol) BASED – most readily available at most hardware and discount stores and some RV shops. This type is the lowest…

Roof Maintenance

 The main factor in preserving the life of your RV is to maintain its water tightness. Even a small leak can become costly if you have to replace the wall, floor, or roof. The best place to start is the roof. A tiny leak on the roof will turn into a major problem within the…

How to empty RV holding tanks

Most RV’s have at least two waste holding tanks. Black tanks hold sewage and sometimes waste water. Gray tanks hold only waste water from showers and sinks. Do not leave the black-water tank valve open when hooked up at a campsite. This will cause liquids to drain, leaving solid waste behind to harden on the…

Waste Tank Maintenance

Proper care of your waste water system is critical to the operation of your monitor panel and your dumps valves. The secret to good air quality in (and around) your RV lies with finding an effective holding tank chemical and applying the proper amount based on use and ambient temperature. It is important to note…

RV Maintenance

Have a qualified RV repair facility check your LP gas system once a year for leaks and proper operating pressure to insure safe operation. DO NOT SERVICE OR MAINTAIN YOUR LP GAS SYSTEM YOURSELF!! Be sure your RV is properly winterized. If you are not sure how, get a qualified RV repair facility to winterize…

Formaldehyde Odor

New trailers may smell of Formaldehyde . Formaldehyde is a simple organic compound that exists naturally in the air we breathe, in plants, in some foods, and is also an important chemical found in many consumer products. Because it evaporates easily, exposure by most people comes from breathing air. When we take in formaldehyde, enzymes in…

Water Quality

Water quality is important and should be considered every time you use your RV. Take care of your RV water system and it will provide you with years of dependable service. The potable water system in your RV requires some maintenance to keep it trouble free. If you get that notorious stale odor all is…

Hooking Up and Traveling with your RV

Load your trailer to attain a 10%-15% tongue weight. Distribute 60 percent of the load over the front half of the trailer. Also, make sure that the weight is distributed evenly from side to side. Uneven distribution can create unstable conditions, such as trailer sway and uneven tire wear. Firmly secure the load to prevent…

Matching a tow vehicle to a trailer / fifth-wheel

How to match a tow vehicle to a trailer Consider the following when matching a tow vehicle to a trailer: (1) What is your vehicle’s tow rating? This is the first consideration you should use when matching a tow vehicle with the types of RVs it can pull.  (2) What is the trailer’s hitch weight,…

Which RV is right for me?

Which RV is right for you? Purchase your new or used RV from a reputable dealer who will help you determine the proper unit for your particular needs and tow vehicle, assist you in finding the best available financing, check out the unit before delivery, and give you a complete orientation on the safe and proper…

 


Colorado and Utah Camping InformationJames Robb Camping Fruita

If you’re looking specifically for Grand Junction Camping options, we recommend visiting the Colorado State Parks website. 

Camping is available at both the Palisade and Fruita sections of the James M. Robb state park and also at Highline Lake State Park.  There is also camping in the Colorado National Monument and at the Palisade Basecamp Campground in Palisade.

Finally, primitive campgrounds exist at Rabbit Valley and the 18 Road mountain bike areas. These are BLM campgrounds and they do now charge (or will shortly in the case of Rabbit Valley) a small fee for camping. There are designated sites and, at 18 Road, picnic tables.  Vault toilets are provide. There is no water or electric hookup at these campgrounds.

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