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Are you in the process of planning an RV trip? If you are and if this is your first time doing so, you may be looking for some guidance.
Summer 2021 is here and we are ready to get out there?? Is it just us??
After all, traveling by RV for the first time can be fun and exciting, but it can also be worrisome at the same time. For that reason, five helpful tips, which are ideal for first-time motorhome travelers, are outlined below.
By the way, yesterday (June 7th) was National RV Day. Ready to celebrate?? Read on!
Map Out Your Route Ahead of Time
Where should you go this summer? Everywhere isn’t possible.
So, getting specific about your planned destinations is important for your RV trip this summer. Of course, you have the ability to change your mind or make side trips along the way, but you should always have an idea of where you will be going. This is important for a number of different reasons, including overall satisfaction and safety.
Research Activities and Attractions Along the Way
Once you map out your intended travel route, you can research activities and attractions that are located along the way.
You can be spontaneous or make bucket list stops. It can be whatever you want your experience to be. When traveling by RV, half of the fun is all of the stops that you are able to make.
Keep in mind that having an idea of exactly what you can do and see while traveling by RV is ideal for safety, as well as making sure that you don’t miss out on any great opportunities.
When it comes to researching activities and attractions that are along your way, start by searching the internet.
If you are taking steps now to prepare for an RV trip that isn’t set to happen for another month or so, you may want to request free vacation guides. These guides are easy to find online.
Make Sure Your RV Is Stocked Full of Activities (And Food)
Always stock your RV full of fun activities and food. If your upcoming motor home adventure is an extended one, you may spend a good percentage of your time on the road. Think about it. When you’re on the road, you might have a number of things, activities or ways to hold your interest.
The same applies for your RV adventure. Looking out the window to sightsee is a nice and an enjoyable activity, but for how long?
Think about what fun means to you and the types of activities that can keep you awake and alert. These activities may include watching movies, playing computer games or handheld electronic games, reading, knitting, or singing karoake.
We encourage to have fun, stay safe, and make the most of your time on the road.
Pack for Your Trip Ahead of Time
Pack early. We encourage all first-time RV travelers to begin packing the earlier the better.
Many supplies, such as food and travel-size toiletries can be packed or put in an RV without disrupting your current daily needs.
To avoid any complications on the road, create an RV trip checklist. This checklist should include specific items that you would like to bring, such as clothing/underwear, food, drinks, eating utensils, towels, washcloths, etc.
To help get you started, many websites have free printable camping checklists, which can serve as great guides. Be sure to check off items from your list when you pack them in your bags or place them on your motor home.
Always Keep Safety in Mind
As with any recreational activity, it is important to remember that there are some risks associated with traveling by RV. This is especially in areas that you are unfamiliar with.
For that reason, a number of steps should be taken to protect your safety.
Be sure to leave an itinerary with someone that you know and trust. Always be aware of your surroundings and keep a cell phone nearby. Lastly, be sure to have a fully stocked first aid kit.
This is not a comprehensive guide, but rather a start checklist, so read more on our General Travel Safety Tips