RVs are more popular than ever and now that it’s summer, it’s time to drive yours out of storage and into a beautiful mountain campsite. But although you may have had your RV or travel trailer for years, it can sometimes be tricky to remember the important details to plan for before and during your trip. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are planning your next RV trip. There may be other helpful articles online as well so make sure to look those up too.
One of the first things to remember is to pack properly and make sure all of the systems in the RV are in working order. Bring a first aid kit. Customize the kit to fit whatever activities you may be doing, or per your particular location.
Bring tools and spare parts along with you. A diverse tool kit can help you in many situations, as well as any spare parts you may need while out in the wilderness, such as spare light bulbs, fuses, nuts, and bolts. Always be prepared for any repairs you may need to make. It may also be a good idea to label all of your appliances with the number of amps. You should know your electrical load, so that you don’t run too many appliances at once.
Make checklists for all the things you want to bring, including food, parts, and any other supplies.
Be sure to check tire pressure before leaving and throughout your trip. Weigh your rig after it is loaded to be sure you aren’t carrying too much and on all four corners to be sure there is balance.
Remember to secure all of your items before you leave. You may hit a bump in the road and if certain items, such as kitchen items, aren’t secured you could end up with a mess.
Check the weather and road conditions of your route before heading out as well. You may decide to take a different way if there is any dangerous weather or if traffic is better on another road.
Make a checklist for when you get there and go through the important steps:
Beforehand, make sure your rig will fit the campsite. Also, be sure your RV is able to get to the campsite via the roads. Some roads can be difficult to navigate.
Locate the water, electrical, and sewage hookups.
You’ll also need to level and stabilize your RV, if yours doesn’t have a self-leveling system. There are guides you can find online that teach you to do this. Leveling is important to the proper operations of certain appliances, and stabilizing is necessary so that your rig won’t sway when you move around in it.
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