You finally bought an RV and now you’re getting ready to pack up your stuff. But wait, let me help you. I am going to discuss a few things that you should keep in mind while getting ready to go on a trip. If you think you know it all, just consider this a checklist.
You need understand your RV. You’re going to be living in that thing for a long time. An RV comes with a lot of manuals. Read them! All the information it contains can end up being helpful. You never know what you could need at any given time. Learn how to check the fuses, change the oil, etc. You don’t want to be in a scenario where you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere and there’s no one that can help. Now that you know the ins and outs of your RV, the next step is figuring out where to go.
Do some research about the location. Get to know the roads and the usual weather conditions of the area. Build an itinerary to save money, time, and, most importantly, help you follow a schedule. Now that you know where you’re going, start packing.
Keep in mind to not pack unnecessary items. You have limited space, and you do not want to fill your RV up with stuff that you might not even use. Pack all the essentials, and make sure you don’t forget anything important (try creating a checklist, trust me it helps!). Imagine you’re on the road heading to your destination, but you’re tired and you want to make a pit stop somewhere. You park your RV, bring out your chair, light up the grill, and get some rest. The next day you get ready to leave and after about an hour you remember you left a chair at the parking spot. That wouldn’t be such a good thing would it? So, to overcome this problem make a checklist and check off all the stuff before you leave.
Now that you have all of your essential items packed, and you’re on the road with your companion, keep one thing in mind. COMMUNICATION IS KEY! A lack of communication and preparation can stir up arguments and make you irritated. We don’t want that, right? The main reason that most people chose RVs is for the experience. You don’t want to ruin that with unnecessary arguments. So, have fun but always be ready for the unexpected. Carry a spare tire and have some funds kept away for emergencies.
And lastly, don’t forget to have fun!