Recreational Vehicles or RVs as they are known, are among the best traveling options for a long trip, and especially family camping adventures. They come in various sizes such as Class A luxury motorhomes, Class C, fifth-wheel Trailers, and smaller Camper-vans. These vehicles are designed with almost luxury accommodation facilities. Some people call this style of roughing it as “Glamping” short for glamorous-camping! Regardless, these fun RVs provide a great outdoor experience, and compared to other vacation trips offer some real advantages you’ll love. If you are a person that never thought about RV camping this or maybe you always dreamed of going on a RV trip, then you better stick around and read on.
Whenever you’ve decided on an RV trip, consider the things like what kind of RV you need for the trip, the areas you want to visit and camping spots, the budget for managing the resources, and stockpiling the necessary food items among other thing and activities during the travel. It’s better to manage out everything out, getting the full experience. Never travel with sudden or without a plan as unexpected problems can be a thing
Tip: Always have an emergency medical kit, fuel, and network device on all of your trips.
Travel with Friends and Groups to Campgrounds
RV has a small space, and not everyone is comfortable with this style of vacation. Consult with your family or friend about the trip, and once a group has been decided, then check out the popular camping destinations and other sites for RV stops. You can use Google maps to see the routes or browse the internet or more for interesting stops along the way like national parks, beaches, hills, or RV travel resorts. Ensure everyone else is enjoying the trip during the entire trip.
Tip: Whether it is your first or another, double-check the travel routes for all stops you’ve planned to visit.
Rent the Right RV for Your Trip and fits within the budget
As there are categories for RV, you must research the type you need and if your family or friends are comfortable in it. If you are looking for low cost and mobility, then a caravan is an option, but if comfort is a priority, then choose a motorhome. It is important enough to accommodate your group like having enough space for your goods etc. Consult the RV groups for specific issues you may face. If you have decided to choose the RV, you want to take a tour of the motorhome first and check every aspect like a battery, water tanks, fuel supply, tire condition, etc.
On the subject of your budget than it must be within the scope of your travel plans, including the RV rent, various factors from the duration of the trip to locations marked as camp, the cost of fuel, excursion spots, park passes, food storage, etc. matters. Keep extra cash for an emergency.
Tip: Aside from researching RV vehicles, you need to be aware of the cost regarding renting of RV and the additional fees. Some renting companies will charge on items present inside the vehicle, so awareness about these things is a must.
Research Campgrounds to Visit
After you have finalized all of your RV, inspect, and collect any information about campgrounds now, you may find other groups with their own RV in a few sites. Some may have a bad experience. Browse for reviews about the site or talk to someone who has been to those areas to guide you.
You may stay in areas that provide certain facilities such as clean bathrooms with hot showers. Once again, you need to book the site, or if you have enough money, then you can join top RV clubs such as Good Sam Club or KOA to avail of their campsites and facilities. As long as their campgrounds are close and within the budget they may be worthy of consideration.
Problems for RV Newbies
RV has several benefits because a lot of things are in your control that is not found on other trips. However, you may face some problems with theirs. Firstly though driving an RV itself. Unlike your car, RV is like a minivan with household items installed, so many need to get used to it during the traveling. Parking an RV is a bit tricky, so you must consult other RV owners, park staff, or rentals.
Fuel issues many plagues you during the journey as unlike your car, it may need a lot more and occasional filling. Make sure the route to camping spots have the gas station in its vicinity or try to have backup fuel tanks in case of an emergency.
Tip: At an average of 8 miles to the gallon of gas, find routing strategies to maximize your gas mileage and save some cost on fueling.
RV Hookup Management and Supply
RV Hookups are stations that are designed to help travelers manage water, electrical, and sewage systems. For newcomers, they may need to ask with park management or others on-site for help. You can also read manuals given with RV for understanding the procedure of doing this work during the stops.
But if you are unsure about RV Hookups in your area, then don’t bother much. Now, as for waste goes, prepare for that by looking online for help as you may need to handle this on your own if this service is not available or you don’t want to pay.
Replenish your resources on safe RV Hookup to avoid problems.
Tip: Ask an experienced RV traveler for tips and strategies to mitigate an unexpected disaster. Convey to your group about the limitations of resources.
Relax and Start your Journey
Now that familiarized with all of the tips that can help you in your journey. It’s time to hit the road and enjoy traveling the roads enjoying the scenery. Different RV will give their own experience. Renting and traveling RV is a fascinating experience in itself, you can do this once or many times. It gives you and your family/friends the luxury of home while camping at the outdoors. It may not be cheap, but it will provide you with the best time than other vacations you’ve had. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.