Whether you're a family of weekend campers or a retired couple looking to travel full-time, every RV beginner has to know a few important things before making the maiden voyage.
Tip 1: Decide Whether to Buy or Rent
Take it from us: rent, rent, rent. Especially at first, until you decide to take some major trips and have determined what suits you best.
Look, there are so many types of RVs out there. Class A’s, B’s, C’s, towables – how do you choose what’s best?
Tip 2: Get to Know Your RV
With little road experience, it's especially important that RV beginners take time to learn how the motorhome works, even if it's just a rental. If something breaks, you should be able to assess the problem, and potentially fix it.
Tip 3: Take a Practice Drive
Consider the roads you plan to drive on, and take a smaller trip on similar terrain.As an RV beginner you don't yet know what will move around in the living area or how hard it will be to switch lanes, ascend hills, and park.
Tip 4: Bring Tools and Spare Parts
Pack a well-stocked tool kit, and add in the things that your RV might need, like extra fuses, light bulbs, jumper cables, nuts, bolts and connectors. In addition, be sure to bring parts that are unique to your rig. .
Tip 5: Don't Wing It
The urge to be spontaneous is tempting when your home is on wheels. There's a certain pleasure in going where you want, when you want." Still, have a plan.
Tip 6: Create a Campground Setup Checklist
As an RV beginner, you might not have a campground routine yet. Therefore, having a checklist will ensure everything is set up as it should be.
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