Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Last time we gave you several tips for new RVers. We covered learning how to drive your new RV, how to pack and plan a trip, knowing your RV, and more. This time, we’re going to give you several more tips if you’re new to RVing.
Although it’s really exciting preparing for your first RV trip, it can be somewhat stressful if you’re overwhelmed with information. That’s okay! Just take a deep breath and take things one step at a time. You’ll be on the road enjoying your RV life in no time!
Plan your trip
Another important thing to do before you use your RV for the first time is to plan out your trip. There’s a lot more you’ll need to take into consideration when planning an RV trip than a regular road trip. You’ll first need to research an RV resort or campground to stay at. There are a lot of apps and websites out there to help you with this and you should take into consideration the cost, amenities offered, and lot size/lot features. If you’re more of an outdoorsy person, make sure there’s plenty of room to explore, hike, fish, etc.
You really need to make sure that you’re making your reservation far enough in advance. Depending on the popularity of the resort or campground, you may need to schedule your trip several weeks or months in advance. Others you may be able to schedule the day before and be fine. Also, take into consideration the season. There are certain peak seasons for RVing and you don’t want to get caught up in reserving a lot during the busiest RVing month of the year.
Some basic amenities most campgrounds will cover are a well for gathering fresh water, stations for emptying your waste tanks, and outlets for charging the electrical system in your RV. If you’re staying at a more fancy RV resort, you may see other amenities like swimming pools, a clubhouse with games and food, and more. It’s up to you whether you want to get fancy with it or be more one with nature.
Another thing you’ll want to do is plan your route. It’s important to know what time you will be arriving at the campground in order to plan your trip properly. If you’ll be arriving late at night or early in the morning, the campground may have policies about this and you may end up paying more to rent the lot or not be able to get in at all. This is especially important if you’re traveling out of the state and don’t know how long the drive is. Use a program like Google Maps to see how long the drive will be, then plan accordingly.
Don’t forget entertainment
So you’ve gone through all this trouble to get on the road for your very first RV experience. We just hope you haven’t forgotten about the most important thing to all of this: having fun. If you aren’t having fun, what’s the point? You should take some time to plan out activities for you and the family and plan to visit as many monuments in the area as you can. Additionally, don’t stress over the little things. Your first RV experience may prove difficult and present you with some challenges, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Make the best of it and take things one step at a time.
Make it your own
Congratulations! You now have your own RV—your home away from home. So, what’s next? Your next step should be to make your RV truly YOURS. Sure, you bought your RV in great condition and it looks really nice, but have you really done all you can to make it a reflection of you and your personality? Master Tech RV is America’s number one rated RV interior remodeling company. At Master Tech RV, we will work with you to customize the interior to fit your visions of your dream coach! Ready to replace your carpeting? We have what you are looking for! From tile to karndean, we can help! Contact us today to learn more!