You’ve been planning for your cross-country road trip for months, and now you’re just days away from packing up the family and hitting the road. To make the most of your trip, make sure you plan for the unexpected and often overlooked pitfalls of road tripping. Here are a few of our top tips to help you make the most out of your vacation.
Map It Out
Before you hit the road, plan your route. RV parks book up fast during peak seasons, so you’ll want to make reservations in advance to ensure you have a spot. Also, try to figure out how long it will take you to get from place to place. That way, you won’t have to wear yourself out trying to get to your destination in an unrealistic time frame. Remember, you’re driving a motorhome not a car, so you’ll need more time.
Maximize Fuel Economy
If you plan accordingly, you can save quite a few greenbacks on fuel and get the most out of every mile in your new or used RV. Here are few ways to help you save big at the pump:
- Try to pack as light as possible. The more weight you have in your RV, the more gas you’ll use.
- Choose exits with multiple gas stations. The competition makes it easier to find lower prices.
- Invest in a GPS system, especially if you get lost easily.
- Obey the speed limit and use cruise control. Vehicles that travel at inconsistent, higher speeds use more fuel.
Keep Them Entertained
No matter how great you think your trip is going to be, there will be times when your family might get bored. That’s why it’s a great idea to mix up your destinations, so everyone has something fun to do and see. During your down times, think of games that your whole family can take part in to keep everyone happy and entertained.