Hitting the road for an RV vacation is quintessential American dream. Prior to 2020, many Americans opted for travel by air, but as the Coronavirus pandemic puts safety in perspective, those same Americans are realizing the benefits and joys of traveling by RV. Whether you’re an age old RVer or brand new to RVing, this article will help you prepare for an RV vacation helping you have you make the most of your trip.
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You don’t need to own an RV to take an RV vacation. Many choose to rent an RV, which can be a great option for those looking for a little getaway. However, it’s important to take the time to get to know the vehicle and how it works before hitting the road. All too often we see new RVers make some very unsafe decisions unbeknownst to them.
If you’re renting an RV make sure the company leasing the RV gives you a thorough walkthrough of how to operate things in and around the RV and if necessary watch a few videos on Youtube to help you understand the intricacies of a make and model similar to the one you own or rent. It also doesn’t hurt to give a test drive, going on a few smaller trips locally to the grocery store, highway, or park to get practice turning the RV, parking it, or backing it up. The last thing you want on your RV vacation is to break a part of the RV or have a major malfunction because you didn’t know what you were doing. As eager as you may be to get on the road, don’t skip this step!
Liz & Dennis
We’re two travel-loving, real estate investing, foodies exploring North America as full-time RV’ers. This blog is where we share our lessons learned, tips and tricks, and favorite places to eat, see, and RV across North America! We hope it helps you find your wanderlust, plan and prepare for RV life, and get out on the road!
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