The open road awaits you, full of adventure and happy memories. If you are about to set out on your first RV trip, there are a few things you should know. Being properly prepared is essential for having fun and avoiding problems that would make your travel plans come to a screeching halt. With the following information, you will be fully prepared for whatever comes your way in your travels.
5 Things You Should Know Before Your First RV Trip
There are a few things we consider essential for your first RV trip. These are things we wish we had known when we first started out in our RV adventures. The following tips will help you to set out on the right foot when RVing for the first time.
1.Get to know your RV. Before you even think about taking your RV for a trip, make sure you get to know everything you can about it. The owner’s manual is your best friend and you should read it front and back. The more you know about your RV, the safer and more relaxing your trip will be.
2.Make sure you have antifreeze for winter travel. A burst pipe in the middle of a trip is not our idea of fun. Your water lines can freeze in your RV and create quite a mess. Having RV antifreeze in your lines will keep them flowing even when Old Man Winter roars.
3.Don’t try to wing it! Trust me on this; you do not want to wing your first RV trip. As tempting as the unknown might sound, your maiden voyage is not the time to go off the beaten path. Once you have a few trips under your belt, then you can begin to venture out of your comfort zone.
4.Carry tools with you. Even if your RV is brand-new, issues can happen unexpectedly. A tool kit can help you with many issues that might occur with your RV and prevent you from having to call roadside assistance or put your RV in the shop. It is always best to be prepared.
5.Practice driving first. It sounds simple enough, but many people do not take their RV for a test drive before they head out on their first travel journey. This is a big mistake! Practice driving the RV in your town and get used to driving before you launch a big excursion. You will feel a lot more in control if you are comfortable behind the wheel.
RV Travel Changes Lives
My wife and I will never forget our first RV trip. Her grandfather had gifted us an older model vintage RV and we spruced it up and got it all ready. We were so clueless when it comes to RV travel. We made a lot of mistakes that first trip, but we also had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun! RV life has led us down many different paths and taught us so much about ourselves and about the American spirit. I cannot recommend RVing enough!
If you are planning your first RV trip, do not be afraid! Be prepared to make mistakes and do not expect everything to go perfectly the first time or any time, for that matter. The more trips you take in your RV, the more you will grow accustomed to the ways of the road. Have fun and learn to laugh at the bumps in the road.
RV life is something we would have never imagined for ourselves. We owe my wife’s grandfather a great debt of gratitude for giving us the gift of traveling together to parts unknown. Now, we are in our RV more than our home.
If you are new to RVing and would like to learn more, feel free to check us out at https://campingmoz.com. Here, we share tips and information we have learned along the way. We also love learning from others and would love to hear about your first and many other RV travel adventures. Our dog, Chloe just can’t get enough of RV travel either, which is why she is always with us everywhere we go.