GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX)-Tailgates aren’t the only trend for Memorial Day Weekend. More RVs begin to hit the road, kicking off summer activities with this holiday.

Humphrey RV’s staff has insight on what people should consider when hitching up for an outing.

“With Memorial Day just around the corner, that’s kinda the launch of the camping season,” Tim Mayer discusses, “You might consider a propane fireplace, for example, so you can still enjoy a fire but I would also spend time getting ready to go.”

Getting ready isn’t just get up and go either. The recreational vehicle has a maintenance checklist to prepare for the beginning of camping season.

“So before you pack your family in for a weekend or summer of RV fun, Humphrey RV’s recommend having little antifreeze in the car so that your trailer is ready for summer not winter,” Cora Dickey reports.

For the Grand Valley, RV adventures can start down the street. Grand Junction KOA Holiday alongside other RV-friendly parks have a wave of visitors touching down to enjoy what the Western Slope has to offer. A traveler from south Carolina has made a tradition to come out west for years.

For Memorial Day or any other occasion, he sees no other way to do a cross country trip but with an RV.

“I came in an RV because, as far as I’m concerned, that’s the ideal way to travel,” Phillip Astwood shares, “You’ve got everything in there, including a toilet which is nice, you can stop pretty much wherever you want. You don’t have to pack or unpack, anything of that good stuff..”

Whether your plans this weekend are up at the Colorado National Monument or down enjoying JUCO baseball, there’s are RVs up for rent and sale nearby along with a park for you to unhitch and relax.