Buying a Winnebago, whether it’s your first or third, is exciting. A recreational vehicle isn’t just an investment in your future holiday plans, it’s your home-away-from-home. No matter how experienced a traveller you are, a little advice is always welcome. From packing to planning your next jaunt, or just sharing your latest holiday snaps, you may wish to consult with others.
If you’re looking for your tribe, it may be closer than you think. Facebook groups can be an invaluable source of information, humour and camaraderie. These online communities are places where people with common interests from around the world can come together. However, there are thousands (if not millions) of groups on Facebook. So, it can be difficult to know where to start.
We’ve scoured Facebook, and recommend these five groups for new Australian Winnebago owners. Enjoy! Remember – you’ll get the most out of Facebook groups if you ask questions, participate regularly and have fun.
1. Best Facebook group for motorhome tips: Motorhomes Australia
If your new Winnebago is a motorhome, this Facebook group is the perfect match. Other motorhome owners are ideal to share advice and travel stories with. The Motorhomes Australia group has a mission to unite people who own or want to own a motorhome. This group is a great place for technical tips and discussion about news impacting motorhome owners. Members also often share stunning photos of their trips around Australia.
2. Best Facebook group for holiday parks: Everything Holiday Parks! Australia
Unless your new Winnebago is self-contained, you’ll need to stay at a holiday park occasionally to connect to mains power. Even if you do have a self-contained vehicle, holiday parks can offer great facilities such as pools and laundromats, plus the chance to meet other travellers. Everything Holiday Parks! Australia is a fun place where you can swap holiday park and campground tips, reviews and humour.
3. Best Facebook group for long-term trips: Aussie Big Lappers
Are you dreaming of or currently touring Australia in your new Winnebago? The Aussie Big Lappers Facebook group is for people embarking on or planning a big lap (or part of a lap) of the country. Long-term touring has its own unique challenges. Luckily, the members here are experts. If you want to know what to bring with you and how to make the most of your trip, this is the place to ask.
4. Best Facebook group for a huge community: Everything Caravan and Camping
This Facebook group (and its associated buy, swap and sell group) is the biggest we could find in Australia. The Everything Caravan and Camping group is so large and successful it regularly partners with brands and has its own website. This is the place to go if you want to reach a lot of people. However, your questions may get lost since the group is so active. We recommend ensuring your posts in this group are compelling; a photo always helps!
5. Best Facebook group for RV hacks: Tips and Tricks Of The Caravan – Camping World.
Do you have a question about your fridge? Do you need to know how to troubleshoot your generator? Ask this 80k strong community of caravan and camping experts. Membership of this group leans towards experienced and full-time travellers; they offer significant expertise for all RV owners.
Are you looking for caravan parks that will accommodate your new Winnebago? Campstay can help you find, compare and book holiday parks and campgrounds. Check out our website here, or download our android / itunes app. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.