Prepare Your RV for a Trip

You should know what to do as you prepare your RV before a trip, especially if you wish to prevent issues from arising. You have your RV and have even paid for RV insurance, but there is much more to do if you’re getting ready for an RV trip. An RV is a beautiful way to travel, whether you see the sights across the country or if you want to get out of town for the weekend. 

Prepare Your RV: The Things to Know

Whether you’ve decided to travel across the country to see the sights you’ve been missing or want to get out of town for a week or two, an RV is a great way to do that in comfort. However, it takes careful consideration and preparation to ensure a successful trip. Here are some things to consider as you get ready.

What to Know About Preparing for an RV Trip

It is tough to know where to start if you have never organized an RV trip. A few steps will help make the whole experience more accessible.

Pack a Toolkit

When you’re heading out in an RV, that’s a lot of vehicle space for things to go wrong potentially. If you pack a toolkit that you have adequately prepped, you’ll be able to respond to most issues on your own. Some things you should include are:

  1. Hex, Allen, and standard wrenches
  2. Various screwdrivers
  3. Duct tape
  4. Zip ties
  5. Utility knife
  6. Scissors

Gather Documents

Your RV insurance policy details, ID cards, registration, and the RV’s service records are all essential to keep on hand when you’re heading out on an RV trip. That way, you can reference the information if there are any questions.

Stock Your Kitchen Carefully

The right cookware and dishes can make it easier to feed your family on the road, but you must choose carefully when packing an RV kitchen. Choose plastic for all your plates and cups so that nothing rattles around or breaks. Think about the types of things you’ll make and pack cookware for the RV stove and cast iron for campfire cooking.

Other Important RV Trip Preparations

These are convenience considerations but equally crucial for the comfort of your trip.

Familiarize Yourself With Holding Tank Drainage

Make sure you know how to drain the RV’s holding tanks. Do this before you’ve used them, so you don’t risk getting covered in blackwater waste when trying to connect the hoses.

Pick Your Campsites and Time Your Trip

Setting up your RV, leveling it, and establishing your campsite will be simple if you get there well before dark. Plan your days so that you arrive at your campsite with a couple of hours to spare before it gets dark, so you’re not trying to level the RV in the dark.

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