The ‘RV lifestyle’ as it is called is a life filled with adventure. You travel across the country from corner to another, which gives you the unique opportunity to see things you otherwise may not have.
For many RVers, arriving at the selected destination is often not as fun as the journey you take en route to that destination.
If you agree that embarking on an RV trip during the summer sounds fun, but if you’ve never done it before, there are many pieces of advice that you will want to hear, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
Here are some quick tips for beginners of the RV lifestyle:
Don’t Be Spontaneous
This is the trap that many novice RVers fall into, believing that they can just ‘wing it.’
To this end, they may not plan a schedule, set a budget, bring enough food with them, or even determine a route.
This is a big mistake because it’s only cause your trip to be stressful when it should be enjoyable. You need to set a budget so you don’t spend what you don’t have, you need to pre-determine your route, you need to plan a schedule in regards to where you will arrive and on what days/time, and you should bring some food in your pantry and fridge so you’re not totally dependent on eating out all of the time.
Spend Some Time With Your RV Before You Leave
After you’ve rented or purchased an RV for the trip, spend some time with it before you leave. An RV trip should never be the first time you drive the RV, or even the second or third time.
Instead, take it for a practice run around your area. Specifically, practice driving it uphill and downhill, on the freeway, on bridges, and in tight neighborhoods.
Beforehand, take the time to explore the interior of your RV to get acquainted with all of its features. Failing to do so means you’ll probably miss out on several key storage areas that you could have otherwise used for your items.
Write Up A Camping Checklist
The final piece of advice is to carefully plan out how you will camp. Specifically, you’ll need a checklist of every step you’ll need to take after you arrive at the campground.
Examples of things you’ll need to do when you arrive at any campground include parking your RV on flat terrain, securing it by blocking the wheels, attaching it to the electrical and water and sewage hookups, and setting up your awning and the campsite outside.
Living The RV Lifestyle
Do you want to live the RV lifestyle? If so, the tips that we have covered here today will be the top ones that you will want to remember before you officially pull out of your driveway. Planning is essential not only to the success of your RV trip, but to your enjoyment of the trip as well.