77% of RV travelers use their own vehicles when planning a road trip. It’s easier to relax and enjoy yourself if you’re not worried about the pressure that comes with renting an RV, like messy interiors or broken appliances. Of course, RV rental comes with a plus in that you don’t need to buy an RV if you were only going to do the one RV vacation. If you have your own transportation, you’re already one step closer to an unforgettable RV vacation.
But the ride is only half the fun. You also need to plan what you’re going to see and do on your trip.
That’s where we come in! We’ve got a few tips for making sure your RV road trip is an unrivaled experience, so keep reading!
Planning Food Stops
If there’s a place that has great seafood or burgers, stop there! Try something new every time you stop, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
Consider buying meals that you can store in small refrigerators and microwaves. Even if your RV doesn’t have a full kitchen, you’ll still be able to enjoy something tasty without having to find an alternative place to cook.
Get your friends and relatives to come on your RV vacation with you! There’s no shortage of recreational vehicles for families. And if you’re having trouble finding one, Heartland RVs has many models that can accommodate up to eight people.
When you’re gathering your crew, make sure they’re okay with being around insects and rodents. Many campgrounds don’t provide pest control services, so you’re guaranteed to come across bugs while camping.
Parks and Attractions
To make sure every day is full of excitement, plan one park or attraction per day. You’ll want to spend at least a full day exploring each location so that you can get your money’s worth out of them.
If you’re going to stay at a hotel during your RV family vacation, book the rooms early. This is especially important if you’re going to a festival like Burning Man or Coachella. Booking early puts you in the best position to get your preferred room at the lowest rate.
Book your hotel a few months ahead of time so there’s enough time for cancelations before the date of arrival comes around. Use a reputable source like TripAdvisor or Yelp when looking for places to stay. These sites have reviews from real travelers who have stayed at each property listed on them.
Have the Best RV Vacation Ever
The great thing about planning an RV vacation is that there are so many options. You can go anywhere in the world, visit any number of parks or attractions, and stay in any type of lodging. The key is to find out what works best for your family and then plan accordingly.
Make sure your RV can accommodate the size of your family and the activities you want to do. Our auto section has many more tips for choosing a vehicle, safety information, and other helpful resources for dealing with your ride on vacation.