What Should You Know about Your First Family RV Trip?
19th April 2018
Now, more than ever before is a great time to take a family RV trip. One of the reasons for that is because you can use online sites for peer-to-peer RV rentals. For example, whether you’re in Minnesota, Texas, Florida or anywhere in between, you can go online and find people who own RVs and who rent them out to other people while they’re unused.
Renting an RV is perfect for a family that is thinking about buying their own RV but isn’t sure yet, or who wants to try something different when it comes to traveling.
So, if you’re thinking about a family RV trip, what are some of the things you should know and be aware of?
No matter how much you love your children or the rest of your family, it can be extremely important to have personal space on an RV trip, particularly if your kids are older or you’re going on an extended trip.
Keep this in mind when you’re choosing an RV rental. You want to make sure there’s not just room for sleeping, but also for people to spread out if they want to.
With that in mind, when you’re choosing campgrounds, keep this in mind as well. You want to make sure that you’re choosing campgrounds that have recreation opportunities and places the family will enjoy and be able to take a breather from being in the RV.
Enjoy the Opportunity To Prepare Meals
When you travel on most types of vacations, one of the things you probably spend the most on is food. When you’re taking your entire family to a restaurant for every meal, it quickly becomes expensive.
That’s one of the best parts of an RV. You can prepare snacks and meals in the kitchen, or even if your RV doesn’t have great kitchen amenities, once you’re camping you can cook outside. You don’t have to make a stop every time someone is hungry if you stock the RV with the essentials. You may still have to restock along the way, but if you have a well-stocked RV regarding food, you’re going to save time and money.
If you become a more experienced RVer, you might travel throughout the year, but for your first family trip, aim for the warm weather months. If you travel during the winter, you’re pretty limited on what you can do, and there can be a lot of logistical issues as far as driving and camping.
If you go in spring or summer, you may face bigger crowds, but it’s going to give you a lot more flexibility in what you’re doing. However, make sure you’re reserving your RV and campground site in advance if you’re going to be traveling during peak times.
Finally, when you’re traveling with your family and especially if you have little ones, it can be good to have an outline of your trip. Yes, you want freedom and to experience the open road, but you should still have an idea at least in terms of point-to-point what your trip will look like.
Beth is a 30-something, self-employed Mum rediscovering her connection to British History and nature. Her loves include the discovery of knowledge, walking in the woods, and writing, among others. Beth is a Virtual Assistant at The Happy VA.