How to Plan for That Unforgettable RV Road Trip

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You are getting ready to hit the road for an unforgettable RV road trip, but you want to make sure that your plans are perfect? From planning your route to choosing the best destinations, proper planning will allow you to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The following tips will ensure that your RV trip is unforgettable.

Planning Your Route

If you are travelling across country, or making multiple stops, you want your timing to be planned out properly. The last thing you want to happen is to arrive at an RV park at 3 am and find the gates are locked. Ideally, you want to plan your arrival times close to check-in, which will make planning your travel times an important part of your trip.

Using internet services like Mapquest, or your RVs GPS, can give you a pretty accurate travel time from destination to destination. Once you know where you are heading, you can enter the address into the trip planner and get a real time accounting of how long it will take you to get there. If you factor in stops for gas, time to stretch your legs, and traffic, you should be able to come close to your anticipated arrival time. When calculated correctly with your departure time, this step of planning should be fairly easy.

Where to go for Your Vacation

Where to go is another big hurdle to get through when planning your vacation. If your idea of a fun trip is to just drive until you find something fun to see or do, then lengthy planning is not necessary, but most people do not have that kind of trip in mind, nor do they have the time to leave their vacation up to fate.

Do you want to go to the beach? A famous amusement park? The Grand Canyon? Or some combination of them all? Then planning what days you want to be at each destination will be important. Some may want to even build in an extra day at each location in the event there is rain. The beach is no fun in a downpour.

Choosing Your RV Parks

Once you have your destinations picked, you will need to find an RV park to stay. While some big chain stores allow overnight RV parking, most families will want to enjoy the amenities in a park during part of their vacation. Does your family require a pool? Is a laundry room important? Do you want to have a shaded site, or do you prefer to be out in the sun? How close is the RV Park to your destination? Is WI-FI important? These are all things you will want to take into consideration when choose an RV park. If the kids will be miserable because they cannot swim at the park in the evening, then you will probably want to make sure there is at least one pool available. If you enjoy meeting new people and having an adult beverage in the evenings, then you might want to stay where there is an onsite bar/lounge. Research the parks in the area you plan on staying and see what the best option is for your family and your budget.

Planning an unforgettable RV road trip is not hard if you put a little thought into it. Take into consideration what you want to do and where you want to go and the rest will fall right into place. As you travel, you will enjoy the ease and relaxation of an RV holiday knowing you are prepared for what is to come.

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