With vacation plans being up in the air this year and international travel still not certain, many people are planning on taking RV road trips. Whether you’re renting a motorhome for a week or investing in one for the future, there are tons of things you should consider before your first road trip. Here are four common mistakes to avoid, so that your first RV road trip is perfect.
Not Choosing the Right Type of RV
There are tons of RV options that depend on the number of people you’re traveling with, the amenities you’re looking for, and how far you’re traveling. Options include motorhomes, camper vans, and travel trailers.
Not Planning Your Route
Your trip will be less stressful if you have a plan for where you’ll stop along the way. Research national and state park guidelines and pre-planned routes before heading off to your adventure.
Not Making Campground Reservations
As soon as you’ve decided where you’re going, make reservations. If you’re planning on visiting popular national parks, be sure to make campground reservations ASAP.
Not Downloading Maps Before You Leave
A GPS or map on your phone is a must, but you also want to make sure you have a backup in case you are traveling somewhere remote where there’s no cell service. Download some maps or instructions before your trip.