Did you just recently purchase an RV? Or, have you decided that you would like to rent a motorhome? If so, you may be interested in taking an RV trip this summer. As with any other season, there are a number of steps that you can and should implement to improve the overall enjoyment and safety of your upcoming RV trip.
Get an RV Inspection
Perhaps, the most important step that you should take, before leaving in your RV this summer is to have it inspected. Is your motor home fit to travel during the summer? Most are, but it is also important to examine long distances. If your summer RV trip is a cross-country trip, ask your mechanic if your RV will be able to survive.
Know Where You’re Going
The next step that you should take involves mapping out your intended route. Maps and GPS units are advised for traveling by RV. Deciding ahead of time where you will be going and how you will get there is an important part of traveling by RV. This is not only important for yourself, but for those that you know. Should you end up stranded in your RV, an itinerary left with a close friend or relative can help you be found by rescue members.
Keep Your Cellphone with You
Always carry a cell phone with you. Cellphones are one of the best ways to stay safe on the road. Make sure that you know where your cellphone is at all times, as it can be easy to misplace items in a motorhome. Also, be sure to bring your cellphone charger with you. A dead cell phone will not offer any assistance in the event of an emergency.
Keep a Tool Box
Having a toolbox on hand is also a great way to avoid complications on your next summer RV trip. When packing a toolbox, you don’t need an oversized toolbox filled with tools. Often times, the basics are enough. These items should include screwdrivers, wrenches, a pocketknife, a box cutter, and a hammer.
A toolbox is just one of the many supplies that you will want to have for your next summer RV trip. In fact, you may want to create a checklist for yourself. A checklist is a great way to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything. On your checklist, include the basics, such as food, drinks, clothing, first aid kits, and so forth. Your personal wants should also be included as well, such as a deck of playing cards, movies, and so forth.
Keep the Fresh Tank Full
For summer travel, be sure to have plenty of water on hand. It’s also a good idea to have a good water filter on hand. Other drinks and convenient to prepare snacks are advised. During the summer, we are all encouraged to drink more water to stay hydrated. This is important when on the road. Water is also important during an emergency. If you are stranded and the temperatures are high, water can help to save lives.
The above mentioned points are all important points to take into considerations, when looking to travel by RV in the summer. Another great tip involves making all reservations before you leave. This is particularly important with public campgrounds and RV parks, as summer is a popular time for traveling by RV. Research your options to determine if reservations are needed, so that you will not left without the proper RV accommodations this summer.