Considerations When Planning an R.V Travel

Jumping into the old RV and going camping or just traveling for a few days around the country is great but there are certain things that have to be taken into account, otherwise your pleasant trip might turn into an unexpected adventure (the kind they make stupid comedies about). You shouldn’t just make this decision spontaneously even though it might seem like a good idea at the time. An RV travel has to be well-planned or you might not like the end result. But enough introduction – let me tell you a bit about those considerations.

Food

Most modern RVs have their own refrigerators and stoves so cooking won’t be a problem. However, you need to make a plan, a menu, if you will, so you know what you’re going to cook and what products you will need. Just having random food items in the fridge just isn’t enough. What you need is to carefully plan ahead. This way you will have the right ingredients and you will be able to grant your family with a balanced meal every time, instead of taking refuge in the nearest fast food joint.

Estimate the length of the trip

How long will you be gone? This is a crucial question. You need to be able to answer before you hop into the RV. You need to find someone to water your plants and feed your dog. It would be a good idea to have a neighbor watching after your estate while you’re gone – things happen, and you never know what occurrences might come about. That’s why you need to know in advance how long you will be gone.

Clothes

Now, your RV may or may not have a washing machine, so it’s important to bring an adequate amount of clothes for the trip. You don’t want to wear the same pants for five days in a row, now, do you? Make sure that you plan the accordingly. This is generally related to the top consideration. If you’re going away for few days, then you can pack lightly. If you’re going to travel for a few weeks, however, it would be generally a good idea to have most of your wardrobe with you.

Gas

A spare can of gas is always good to have. You never know when you might run out of gas and when that happens in the middle of nowhere, you want to be prepared. It’s not just because you don’t want your wife to nag at your for forgetting to fill up the gas tank after she told you 3 times (and we both know she only told you 2 times, anyway), but because generally, it’s unpleasant to be stranded in the middle of the road. Trust, I had to learn this the hard way. Oh, and while we’re at it, get a spare battery and a spare tire just in case.

GPS

We both know you’re too stubborn to ask for directions. That’s why having a GPS is invaluable – you don’t have to sacrifice your integrity by asking a total stranger for directions, essentially admitting you’re not competent enough. No, this puppy will get you where you want to, when you want to be and will guide through the whole process of going there. And the best part is that it’s a machine, a piece of technology, so it doesn’t make you feel inferior.

A Survival Guide

Hey, you never know what might happen and when. All the preparation in the world might not be enough if a disaster strikes. That’s why having a survival guide and general information about the area you’re going to might be invaluable. Bon voyage!