RV vacations are a popular attraction for those in retirement. There are RVs to suit all types of traveling needs, whether you’re a first timer or an avid enthusiast. If you are taking your first RV trip and want to make sure that you stay safe, here are some tips to keep in mind.
- Always make a checklist before you leave, of things that need to be packed and prepared, as well as a list of things that need done when setting up and leaving campgrounds.
- Map the destinations that you’re going to. This might take away a little of the excitement of hitting the open road, but when you don’t wind up 100 miles out of your way or on a dead end road in the middle of nowhere, you’ll be thankful you did.
- If you’re traveling with kids and pets, you’ll need to set aside time in the day for outside activities. While you might be able to drive for hours, kids and pets need a break every now and then.
- Make sure that you’ve got a first aid kit and emergency supplies on hand.
- Take the time to consider the cost of renting vs. buying your RV. If you plan on doing a lot of travel, buying a used RV might actually be more cost effective. If it’s a one-time trip, a rental is fine.
- When in doubt, ask other RVers. People that you meet along the way can help you solve problems, find unique attractions, and have a better trip because they’ve been there and done it all before. The people you meet are an important part of any RV vacation whether you meet them once or become lifelong friends.