You have been looking forward to it for months. You invested in a recreational vehicle and now you are ready to prepare for your first RV vacation. Too often, rookie RV vacationers assume they can just hop in, get on the road, and everything else will take care of itself. The reality is that RV vacations are no different than other types of vacations – preparation is definitely required. Following are preparation tips that will help you have the best experience possible.
Tip #1: Double Check Emergency Kit
This is an absolute must for all travelers. Make sure you have the necessary supplies in case of a medical emergency. Have a checklist of all medications you take and allergies you have and keep the checklist in a visible location in your RV. If you are traveling to a remote location, check your satellite and antennas. You do not want to risk being stranded without the ability to communicate and reach out for help. It is a good idea to have a backup cell phone in your emergency kit.
Tip #2: Verify Food Preparation Equipment is Appropriate
You will need to eat on your trip and once you reach your destination. Your RV should be equipped to store and prepare food safely. If you plan to park at a camp site and cook outdoors, find out in advance what types of cooking equipment you are permitted to use. Once you are at your campgrounds, it will be difficult to make other accommodations. Be prepared to clean your cooking and eating dishes and utensils. You do not want to leave food around which can attract unwanted animal visitors.
Tip #3: Pack Essential Personal Items
Make sure you have the right clothing for your vacation. You can reduce use of your RV air conditioner or heater by wearing clothing that is appropriate for the weather. You also want to have hygiene products for bathing and dental care. If you are prone to motion sickness when traveling, have your medication handy. Keep insect repellent available for when you reach your camp site.
Tip #4: Have Troubleshooting Tools Handy
In addition to medical emergencies, you need to be prepared for technical difficulties. This means having the right tools available to make repairs on or in your RV. It is essential you have the proper jacks to change tires. Always carry an array of screwdrivers and wrenches in a tool box so you can make minor repairs when needed.
These are just some of the RV accessories supplies you will need for a great vacation. It just takes a little preparation on your part to organize these supplies. You will have more fun on your trip when you prepare for it!
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