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October 8, 2020

Here’s an Essential Guide to Vacationing in an RV

One of the best ways to experience summer is by exploring the country in an RV. Road trips are now becoming more and more popular in America, with the demands for recreational vehicles continuing to go up. The fact that you can travel around without having to spend a huge chunk of cash for airfare and accommodation is enough to make you want to hop in an RV already!

Fortunately, with RV rentals available in all states, you no longer have to buy one — unless you’re planning to travel full-time or you’ve decided to camp more often.

In the meantime, learning the basics of RV vacationing is what you should focus on.

Where do you begin? What equipment should you have with you as you’re moving from one city to another? What should be in your checklist?

Here are five tips to help you fully enjoy your vacation in an RV:

  1. Get acquainted with your rig.

If it’s your first time to operate an RV, you must take as much time as you need to understand how it works. Learn how the various parts function and, more importantly, how to fix them in the event they break down. That way, you wouldn’t have to worry about wasting your time and money in getting your RV repaired by a mechanic. The more you know your RV, the lesser errors you’ll make.

  1. Practice driving an RV.

Since you’ll be handling a vehicle that’s probably twice the size of your car, you should take it for a practice drive first. This is particularly important if you’re an RV beginner. You’ll need to know how to move around in rough areas, ascend hills, park properly, and switch lanes. Consider the roads you’ll be driving on, and take your vehicle for a short trip on similar terrain.

  1. Plan ahead.

While it’s tempting to go anywhere you want knowing that you have all your necessities on board, it’s still important to have a solid plan, especially if you’re bringing the whole family with you. Be sure that you map out the following:

  • Food supply (what snacks to bring, where to dine out, and where to buy groceries)
  • Route (shortcuts and alternate options)
  • Budget (expenses for food, gas, entertainment, and overnight stays)
  • Campsites (places along the route where you plan to spend the night)
  • Stops (places you wish to check out along the way)
  1. Bring spare parts and tools.

As much as we hate it, we can’t stop vehicles from breaking down in the middle of the road. That is why you must pack a tool kit that contains everything your rig needs in case one or several parts malfunction. These include light bulbs, nuts, bolts, extra fuses, jumper cables, and connectors.

  1. Pack light.

When traveling in an RV, it’s best to pack light. Use soft carry bags, as they’re much easier for storage. Bring only the basic stuff you’ll need, and leave everything else at home.

  1. Make a checklist.

Don’t you just find it frustrating to discover that you forgot to bring one of your travel essentials when you’ve already arrived at your destination? Don’t let this happen to you by creating an RV packing list. You may download these printable checklists to make things easier for you.


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Once we get hold of your car, we’ll place it up for auction to generate funding for our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations will then use the money to finance their various programs that are all aimed at enhancing the quality of life of needy veterans and their families.

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We accept nearly all types of vehicles. We even take those that have dents, scratches, or defective parts. If you’re uncertain about your car’s qualification for our program, let us know your concerns here and we’ll tell you what we think.

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