In 2010, Birnbaum and his wife camped in a trailer at Soda Butte Campground in Montana when the grounds were attacked by a black bear. Such an attack often takes place against campers in tents, which bears can rip through with ease. Although it was their first time camping in an RV trailer; it seemed like they made the right call.
To make your RV even more bear-proof, find a way to interfere with the bear’s sense of smell, its main tool in hunting for food. Cayenne pepper, for instance, has worked wonders for campers, as shown in one MythBusters episode. Tests showed that the strong scent of the pepper prevented the bear from approaching a vehicle coated with the stuff.