Tips for Planning a Last Minute RV Trip

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As an RV owner, you know the joy and freedom of being able to come and go as you please. This is a nice luxury that many don’t have. You may be interested in taking a last-minute RV trip, as someone with the freedom to come and go as you please. If so, the following tips may be able to help you do so.


Map It Out

One of the most important things to do for an RV trip involves mapping out your route. It doesn’t matter whether your trip is planned a few hours before you leave or a few weeks before. However, it is important to know where you will be going. Of course, you can be spontaneous along the way, like taking a side trip. But having an intended route planned out is ideal for safety, security, and comfort. It can also help to prevent you from getting lost when you are unsure of your surroundings. Speaking of which, be sure to pack a map or having a GPS installed in your motor home.

Make Reservations

Before heading out on a last minute RV trip, it is important to make all needed reservations. This is particularly important during peak motor home travel times, such as spring and summer. You will not want to assume that all RV parks and public campgrounds have available spots. This is particularly the case with public campgrounds; many are already limited on the number of spaces they have, that can accommodate motorhomes. Once you have a destination in mind, you can quickly examine your options of RV parks or public campgrounds, online. Get the contact information and place a call to make reservations or at least see if they are needed.

Let People Know

It is also important to let someone know that you are leaving. Although last minute RV trips are typically planned one or two days in advance, you may have the urge to take a last minute trip, leaving within a few hours. When doing so, notifying friends or family of your travels is probably the last thing on your mind. However, let friends and family know when you’ll be leaving, where you’re going, how to contact you, and when you will return.

Make a Check List

It is also a wise idea to quickly create a checklist for yourself. Even if you intend to leave in a few hours, a checklist is an important step when traveling by RV. A traveling by RV camping checklist does not have to take hours to make. Simply write down the items that you need to bring, such as food, clothing, and toiletries. Next, write down your wants, such as a radio, a video gaming console, or movies. Then, check off the items as you pack them in your bags or place them in your RV.

In addition to making sure you have all the needed supplies, do a quick run through of your RV. This will help you determine if you are missing anything of great importance. For example, look at your sleeping areas. Do you have enough sheets and blankets? What about items to cook? Do you have the needed food, pots and pans, and eating utensils? Missing supplies are easier to notice when doing a quick walk through your motor home.

In Conclusion

The above tips are just a few of the many that can help you prepare for a last minute RV trip. As nice as it is to be spontaneous and hop in your motorhome and leave at the last minute, it is still important to be prepared. Proper preparation, even for last minute trips, is not only important for your safety, but for overall enjoyment as well.


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