Crucial RV Tips Every Beginner Should Know

Those of you who love travelling as much as I do will travel basically on just about anything including an RV (recreational vehicle). However, it’s only recently that I decided to travel using a RV and honestly there were so many things that I wish I knew before even considering travelling on one. The trip was amazing but there were also ups and downs due to the fact that I had little to no knowledge related to RV’s. In order to prevent people from making the same mistakes I did, I decided to give some crucial yet simple tips to RV beginners!


1. Take a Small Trip First

It’s best to take a trip that isn’t too far from your home. The reason for this is because new RV’s at times have some things in them that break. If something breaks you won’t be far enough to not be able to ask for help. Also, another reason why you should travel somewhere near your home is in case you need to grab some things you probably thought you didn’t need.


2. Find Free Camping Options

Just because you’re on trip that doesn’t mean you have to spend all your money. There’s always a cheap or even free option to almost anything. Take advantage of any great deal you can find or try searching online first for any free camping options. This was a tip that would’ve come in handy if I had known before spending so much money on camping!


3. Pack Less Stuff

“Whatever you think you need to bring with you, try to eliminate at least one-third of that. We plan on being on the road for as long as we can and we still have plenty of storage space in our RV.

Just remember that the more things you bring, the heavier your RV will be and, therefore, the more gas you will be using. This is another reason why a few smaller trips in the beginning is extremely helpful – you will realize what you need to bring and what can be left behind”. (Source:


4. Have a Plan

It’s crucial that for anything that you want to do to plan out everything first. if you plan first there’s a smaller chance of having any difficulties presented while on your trip and even if you do experience certain difficulties, you most likely already planned on what to do. Think about what you’ll need, what your budget is, the gas expenses. food. water, etc.


5. Bring Tools With You

If something suddenly happens you should always be prepared. If something gets damaged don’t just wait for help. Instead bring tools with you so you can try fixing it on your own without relying on anyone. Most of the tools you probably thought you didn’t need are most likely the ones you’ll need the most.

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