Fifth wheels feature spacious, often luxurious floor plans. Many have a surprising number of amenities and features. Some might even say they offer all the comforts of home and more. This can lead to dissent amongst the ranks. Some RVers will find themselves indulging in the luxuries offered inside the fifth wheel RV instead of enjoying the hot spots and local sites that are right outside. One way to get everybody on the same page is to announce a night of cooking around the campfire. There’s nothing like gooey Smores to clear out the fifth wheel and get everyone out in the great outdoors.
Try these classic campfire recipes:
Graham Crackers, one box
Marshmallows, large – one bag
Hershey’s chocolate bars, 6 original
If there’s an RVer out there who hasn’t enjoyed Smores, they need to be included in the very next road trip. They are the most classic campfire indulgence in the history of man. Marshmallows should be roasted to preference over the campfire (some like them burnt which is best achieved by warming them and then catching them on fire for about 5 seconds before blowing the fire out). Unless the RV is outfitted with metal sticks designed for campfire roasting, campers should find a stick in the surrounding area to “spear” the marshmallow on and hold it above the fire for cooking. Once it is finished, the hot, roasted marshmallow is placed between two graham cracker squares with 2-3 small rectangular pieces of chocolate. The chocolate and marshmallow melt together and create a delicious mess that can only be enjoyed fully while sitting by the heat of the campfire that made it all possible.
The Aluminum Foil Dinner, Hobo Dinner, or Classic Campfire Meal in One
This traditional campfire meal has many names. It has probably been around since the invention of aluminum foil. It’s a simple technique that allows for plenty of time enjoying the company of other RVers around the campfire. Lay out a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. In the center, place a hamburger patty (or other choice of meat such as venison or chicken breast). On top of the meat, place a small amount of sliced onions. Next thinly sliced potatoes should be added to the “pile.” Salt, pepper, garlic and a large spoon of canned baked beans finish the concoction. (Other variations on this popular meal include additional vegetables in place of the beans). Bring the edges of the foil together. Be careful to seal it thoroughly to keep any ash out. Place the package in the hot coals of the campfire for 30 to 45 minutes.
The fifth wheel was designed to be luxurious and comfortable, but manufacturers everywhere would encourage RVers to remember that they should remember why they have one. In most cases, it is to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer, and then come back to camp at the end of the day and have a nice, hot shower, followed by a full night’s sleep in a comfortable bed. Don’t luxury of the fifth wheel completely distract from the natural beauty of the surroundings.