Have you always wanted to travel in an RV or Travel Trailer? We have the perfect tips if you’re just starting out on a new Travel Adventure.
Most people like to roam. People who love to walk wait for the chance and as soon as they get time, they go to some new place. When traveling to a new location in your RV or RV rental, you forget all your daily tension. You are very happy with your loved ones, and your mind is relaxed. In such a situation, the stress level is low and happy hormones are released in the body. These tips for beginning RV travelers are sure to help keep you in that relaxed state of mind!
But as a beginner RV traveler, you need to know a few guidelines and follow specific tips.
Which Type of RV is right for you?
If you are planning to purchase or rent an RV, then you must be aware of the different classes of RV. There are 4 types of RV – Class A’s, B’s, C’s, towables.
Class A RVs are built with the help of a very strong, heavy-duty frame. These frames are built on either a commercial bus chassis, a commercial truck chassis, or a motor vehicle chassis. It is one of the biggest, roomiest, and most luxurious camping vehicles. Class A RVs provide superb visibility, automatic leveling, and widespread underbelly storage.
A Class C RV is easy to drive, but the living and sleeping space is more restricted compared to Class B. Class C’s usually provide room for up to eight passenger-occupants.
Class B RVs are the smallest class of motorized and fully enclosed camping vehicle. Class B RVs are ideal for those who want to get off the beaten track and explore every nook and cranny of their destination.
Don’t forget to invest in RV insurance!
Where do you want to go?
If you are considering going RV camping, you need to decide what sort of trip you want to have. Do you want a quick weekend excursion to the river, or are you looking for a month-long trek across the nation touring as much splendor as you can? Whichever type of get away you choose, there is a type of RV to suit your needs. The best way to find which one is for you is to choose a specific sort of trip you will be taking most often and do some research on it. One of my favorite places to look for your perfect RV Trip is Good Sam RV Parks and Campgrounds.
Safety Tips and Setup:
Before going for a trip in your RV with your family or friends, you should check the RV tires and make sure that the awning is pulled in and the RV jacks are pulled up.
Be sure you know how to:
- Level the RV
- Secure Wheels
- Hook up the Water
- Hook up the Sewer
- Set up Pop-Ups or Opening Slides
- Set up lawn chairs/external area
Need a RV and Camping Checklist? We have a great Camping 101: Printable RV & Camping Packing List!
Take a Test Drive:
As a beginner RV traveler, you must take a test drive to get a feel for what camping in your new RV will be like and allows you to analyze possible issues while still being close to home. Take a maiden voyage to a campground near you.
Don’t forget Reservations:
As an RV beginner, you must make a reservation to your desired campsite a few weeks earlier if you are going to an accessible location. You can use Google Maps Satellite View of your chosen destination to help you get a feel for what navigating in the campground will be like.
Protect your Electrical System:
Before starting a trip, you should plug a surge protector in between your rig and an external power source. It monitors the quality of the power source, protects your rig from ungrounded connections, and will protect your rigs electrical system from getting fried in the event of a power surge from lightning or bad campground wiring. A tire pressure monitoring system is also required to alert you to probable tire hazards.