RV Travel Tips Beginners
Traveling in an RV can be fun and exciting. However, if you are a beginner to RV traveling, you could do with a few tips, so that you have a happy, stress-free and enjoy holiday with your family. By doing a few things before you start you RV travel could save you a lot of headache.
RV Travel Tips for Beginners
Make detailed plan for your entire trip. This means having maps handy, checking out the routes and finding out where there are campgrounds you can stop, rest and recover. Have a good travel plan in place, so that you can take a route where you can see maximum attractions. Take time to plan your route and ensure that you have everything down to the last detail. Spur of moment plans are bound to be failures.
Get familiar with the working of the RV before setting off on your trip. Make sure that you are comfortable driving a vehicle that is much bigger than your family car. If necessary, practice driving it around a bit and also learn to park and back it. Make sure you know how to hook up the utilities at the campground and get rid of waste water.
You will not be spending the entire trip driving, so make sure that you take a few lawn chairs, books, DVD and CDs. If you have a hobby, like bird watching, painting, knitting, woodcarving or sewing, take the tools along. It will help you break the monotony of your drive and you can indulge in your hobby when you stop and take a break.
Have first aid kit in the RV that contains basic medical supplies, such as bandages, ointment, OTC painkillers, insect repellant, scissors and important emergency medications.
Ensure that you have a working flashlight, extra batteries for the flashlight, disposable camera, cell phone and cell phone charger, paper and pen. Also make sure that your insurance is in order.
If you are traveling with kids, plan to make stops for some outdoor activities. Even a spacious RV can get confining after some time and the last thing you need is whining kids. Also ensure that you carry games, toys and other things to keep kids entertained during the drive.
Lastly, leave your itinerary with a close friend or family member in case of an emergency.