Every RV owner should take at least one cross-country RV trip just to experience the rest of the country on the go. Whether you visit family or just travel the natural wonders across America, you’re sure to love the experience of a long road trip. Before you leave, don’t forget to get your RV ready to go! Let’s look at a few ways to prepare to go driving cross-country.
Getting Ready for a Long Drive
Your RV road trip calls for a lot of preparation. Before you hit the road, it’s important to prepare both the RV itself and everything you’ll be packing for your trip. Pay particular attention to these crucial tasks:
- Give your RV a check-up
- Pack just what you need
- Make a checklist of additional items
1) Give Your RV a Check-Up
For the comfort and safety of everyone on your trip, make sure your RV is ready to travel cross-country. Make sure all the internal appliances and external lights are working, look for any warning lights on the dashboard, and make sure the engine doesn’t make strange noises when you start the vehicle. If any parts are damaged or missing, buy a replacement. Use a checklist like this one for a more detailed inspection before you leave. If you notice any potentially serious problems, have a professional advise you on what to do.
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2) Pack Just What You Need
Once your RV is ready to go, it’s time to start packing. But don’t overpack! Your RV can only carry so much comfortably. You can cut down on higher amounts of certain necessities. For instance, don’t worry about bringing enough food for every single day–just find a grocery store. Likewise, if you’ll have access to laundry facilities, bring just a few days’ worth of clothes and schedule laundry times. Keep your RV contents to just what you need.
3) Make a Checklist of Additional Items
Keep a detailed list of everything you’ll need and double-check it before you leave. The last thing you want is to discover that you’re out of something crucial when you’re miles from the nearest town. How much of everything do you need? How long will you need it? While you may not need as much of something as you’d originally think, don’t let yourself run out of supplies either.
Enjoy Your Vacation!
A cross-country RV trip provides the perfect chance to spend time with your family, see new places, and enjoy the comfortable camping experience an RV provides. Once your preparations are done, relax and enjoy the ride. A road trip is always a great chance to unwind!
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