Tips For Planning An Epic RV Trip
As many as 11 million US households now own recreational vehicles (RVs)—and with good reason! RV travel offers the freedom to explore without the need to sacrifice the comfort of sleeping in the same bed every night.
If you’re among the growing number of lucky RV owners, you’re likely planning out your next great adventure already. But before you set out on the open road, check out these top tips to ensure your upcoming RV trip is unforgettable for all the right reasons!
Prepare Your RV
If you’ve invested in one of these class A vans, preparing your RV for an epic road trip shouldn’t take too long. In most cases, though, you’ll need to ensure that your RV is road-ready and up to the challenge you have in mind. This might mean taking your RV in for a tune-up, kitting it out with new gear, or making sure that essentials such as your sewer hose are in good working order.
Create a Schedule
RVing is a great way to experience a whole new level of travel freedom but setting off without a rough schedule in mind is always a mistake.
The more detailed your schedule, the more likely you are to hit all your main attractions. A good road trip plan also gives you an idea of which RV camping grounds you should book ahead of time. Although this can limit your spontaneity, reserving in advance is essential if you’re traveling during busy periods or heading to a popular national park.
Devise a Budget
An RV vacation might be a more affordable way to see the country, but travel is never free. A key part of RV vacation planning is to devise a budget for gas, food, campground charges, sightseeing fees, and the like. Once you start adding everything up, it’ll be easier to see whether you need to rethink your plans—especially if you wanted to dine out most nights or cover hundreds of miles.
Pack With Care
One of the advantages of taking a trip in an RV is that you have everything you need with you. One of the disadvantages is that you have to remember to pack everything you’re going to need!
In all seriousness, while you can buy items on the road, this wastes precious sightseeing time and puts a dent in your budget. A useful tactic is to start a running list a month or so before you leave and add to it whenever you remember something. Planning RV meals and checking the weather forecast for wherever you’re headed can also help you avoid forgetting essentials such as pots and pans or waterproofs.
Start Planning Your Epic RV Trip Today
As fun as it is to plan an RV trip, it can also feel a little overwhelming—especially if you’re new to the world of RVing.
But with these tips to help you, it should now be a lot easier to ensure that your next road trip is seriously epic!
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