Are you interested in taking a trip in your RV in the near future? If you are, you will likely hear over and over again the importance of being properly prepared. As tiresome as this may be, it is sound advice you should heed. The more prepared you are for your upcoming RV trip, the more fun you are likely to have, while being safe at the same time
Concerning RV trips, there are a number of steps that you can take to make sure that you are properly. These include creating a supplies checklist for yourself, packing and shopping early, and so forth. One other step that you will want to take involves creating an itinerary for yourself. An itinerary is an outline of your trip.
Especially in the summer months, campgrounds are becoming more crowded. With the coronavirus challenges impacting air travel, many people are turning to RVs as a safe alternative to see the country. This means an even greater impact on campgrounds and RV parks.
When it comes to creating an itinerary for traveling by RV, there are many motor home owners and renters who question its importance. After all, many like having the option of making last minute stops along the way. Of course, these last minute stops and side trips are a great way to add fun and excitement to your next RV trip, but there are still a number of benefits to creating an itinerary for yourself. A few of those benefits are highlighted below for your convenience.
Perhaps, the greatest benefit of creating an itinerary for yourself is related with your safety. As with any travel, accidents can occur – bad weather, mechanical breakdowns, even accidents. If you’re traveling through an unpopulated area, you may not get reception on your cell phone. If you created an itinerary and have left it with someone that you know and love, help may be able to come a lot quicker for you if you are stranded without an ability to communicate.
An itinerary is also a great way to make the most out of your next RV trip. Although you can create your own itinerary and include just about anything you want, you are encouraged to write down the areas in which you will be visiting, for how long, and what you want to do there. Creating an itinerary before you leave for your RV trip requires a little bit of research, but this can benefit your trip in multiple ways. For example, if your RV trip will take you through North Carolina, researching local activities and attractions to add to your itinerary can give you good entertainment ideas. By taking a few minutes to do this research, you are more likely to enjoy your next RV trip and less likely to miss out on something fun!
A great resource for planning your trip is the book “1000 Places to See Before You Die.” You can find it on Amazon. The book is organized by state and can help you find interesting places to see along your way. You can also use online resources like tripadvisor.com.
For mapping out your trip, there are several excellent websites that can help. RV Trip Wizard (rvtripwizard.com) is a wonderful tool for finding campgrounds and points of interest and building a complete travel itinerary. Good Sam Club also offers a trip planner on their site that is very good.
You have the ability to include anything that you want on your RV trip itinerary – that’s the beauty of RV travel. With that being said, be sure to include the basics. These basics include the start and end times of your trip, the main route in which you will be traveling, and stops you plan to make each day. As a reminder, take your itinerary with you to help serve as a vacation guide, but also be sure to leave a copy with a trusted friend or relative.