Being prepared for your RV trip as you head out on the road is the key to having a great time. You’ll want to first create a supplies checklist that will allow you to pack and shop early. After that you will want to start creating an itinerary for yourself.
There are some RV travelers that will prefer to freestyle it and make last minute stops along the way.It’s one of the reasons they begin RVing to begin with. These last minute stops no doubt add fun and excitement along the way. But you can still make these stops while getting back on course with your original outline -your itinerary – and not miss out on any fun at all. At the same time your outline can help keep you from getting too far off track and getting lost or losing valuable time.
Here are a couple of benefits of creating an itinerary for your RV trips:
Safety. RVing is an adventure and sometimes that adventure can take a wrong turn. Heaven forbid you end up stranded or get in a fender-bender and your cell phone doesn’t work because you are in a remote area. It’s usually a good idea to stay with your rig if in trouble, especially in bad weather. If you create an itinerary and leave it with someone that you know and love, help may be able to come a lot quicker for you.
Getting the most “bang for your buck”. Planning out your adventure can save you a lot of research time on the road and a lot of frustration. Everywhere you go there is a lot to see and do and chances are you are only going to spend so much time in an area. Creating an itinerary before you leave can let you plan your entertainment objectives ahead of time rather than being pulled in many different directions. By having clear objectives you will likely get more accomplished as far as enjoying different activities that the area has to offer. 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!
Just be sure to include the basics in your itinerary when RVing like the start and end times of your trip, the main route in which you will be traveling and which stops you plan to make each day. And finally take your itinerary with you to help serve as a vacation guide during camping, but also be sure to leave a copy with a trusted friend or relative.