Three Tips for Making the Most of an RV Vacation
Vacations should be fun, not stressful. Every year, though, a huge number of people rent or buy RVs and campers for the purposes of heading out to see the countryside and find that they spend more time looking at maps and brochures or broken down on the side of the road than they do enjoying the sights and relaxing in the perfect campground. Below are a few tips for novice RV enthusiasts who want to make the most out of their first, or next, RV Vacation.
Travel With a Caravan
Booking a tour with an RV caravan company can take a lot of stress out of trip planning and ensure that vacationers don’t miss important landmarks. RV caravans draw from the best of both worlds when it comes to travel. They offer the benefits of guided tours without having to give up personal independence and comfort. Most companies limit the size of traveling caravans and establish well-planned itineraries so that anyone wanting to head out on side-trips can meet back up with the group with little hassle or risk of getting lost.
Bring a Tow Vehicle
Most modern RVs are equipped with tow hitches that can accommodate at least a four-door sedan. There is every reason to consider bringing a car or other smaller vehicle along, whether as part of a caravan or while traveling independently. Having a car that can be used for transport around town or out of the campground while the rig is parked is incredibly convenient. No one wants the hassle of driving a full-sized RV up to the campground store to buy milk or out to town to visit museums and other attractions. The amount of extra gas that will be required to tow a vehicle is negligible in comparison to the amount of convenience it will confer.
Bring the Pets
One of the greatest benefits of RV travel versus taking buses, planes, or even cars is that it allows vacationers to bring along their furry friends. This is equally true in most caravans as it is flying solo. Just be sure that all pets are up-to-date on their shots and well-behaved. Most campgrounds do not even charge extra for dogs.