RV travel, four tips for beginners

Today, many individuals and families are exploring travel destinations with their motor homes. Exploring the outdoors and seeing what country life has to offer in an RV has a lot of benefits. For one, first-time RV travellers who are looking for an affordable and exciting quality time with the family will definitely enjoy travelling by RV.

In fact, based on one study, a family can save up to 74% if they travel by RV instead of other more convenient mode of traveling. With more than 16,000 campgrounds in the country, both public and private, there are plenty of sites that travelers can choose from.

If you are considering traveling by RV with your entire family, you must first consider a few of these travel tips. These travel tips will help keep you safe on the road, and will help you enjoy a successful RV trip.

Know Which Routes To Take

The main appeal of traveling by RV is the freedom of the open road. You and your family can travel wherever you want and whenever you want. You don’t have to worry about missing flights and finding transportation to get to your destination. But despite this amount of freedom, it is still advisable to prepare a solid travel plan.

If you know where you are going, you will be able to determine which routes to take which will offer more beautiful sights. In addition, knowing your routes will also prepare you for any fees you need to pay for and learn about certain restrictions. For instance, you will know which roads, tunnels, and bridges won’t allow propane tanks through.

As a tip, you can check out travel guides online or contact your local tourism boards. You must also bring an updated road map and install a GPS system in your RV. Carefully planning your routes will make your RV travel more enjoyable.

Assign Places For Everyone

If you are bringing your family with you, you must assign places for everyone in the RV. For instance, if you have children, they must have their own space in the RV for sleeping, for their toys, and for their personal belongings. It is also advisable to brief your family about certain rules inside the automobile, such as no playing with the portable kitchen and no running around inside the vehicle while it is on the road.

Bring Your Bicycle

If you have a bicycle or you are renting one, you must bring it with you. It is much better to bring your bicycle than packing up the RV to move it to a trailhead which was made for hiking; then you find out that you have nowhere to park this huge automobile. Having a bicycle with you will help you access a bike-only-trail or other narrow trails.

Always Be Prepared

When you travel by RV, make sure that it is stocked with first-aid kit, medications, and other handy tools. You must have a first-aid kit with the following medical supplies:

  • Pain relievers
  • Insect repellent
  • Bandages
  • Ointment
  • Emergency supply of medications

The handy tools that the vehicle must have include:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Pliers, screwdrivers, and jumper cables
  • Duct tape
  • Cell phone charger, paper, and pen

As an added safety tip, you must remember to leave your contact information, your travel plans, and your itinerary with your relatives and friends so that they know where you are going and where to find you.

These are just a few travel tips you can take into consideration when traveling by RV. These tips will help you stay safe on the road and have a successful vacation.

This guest post is written by Kris Hopkins. She is a writer for travel websites where she offers RV travel tips and safety advice. She also recommends parking unused RV in a safe storage facility.

Author: Muzi Mohale

Hi there, am your host and I blog about the tourism industry in South Africa. You're also welcome to contribute your expert content on matters affecting the industry. You can reach me on muzi[at]tourismedition.com

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