RVing is not like most vacation types. When you are going on many vacations, all that you have to worry about are clothes and toiletries; throw them in a suitcase and hit the road. But, when RVing, it takes a little more thought than that. In fact, clothes and toiletries are often the least of your concern. There are so many things that you need to pack to make the most of your RV trip that it can be a little overwhelming, particularly when making the shift from your summer RV trips to your fall RV trips. The best thing to do is to make a checklist beforehand and make sure that you have everything checked off before you set the vehicle in gear. Check out our tips on how to make the most effective checklist.
- Food and snacks – First thing’s first, you need food. When going into the wilderness, or even to an RV park, there is unlikely to be a nearby location for you to purchase food. That being the case, you should consider all of the food that you will need over the course of your trip. Think about all the days you will be gone and how many meals you might need to plan for. Remember, it is better to pack more than not enough.
- Clothes and gear – You will need clothes of course, but you will also want to pack light. Think about outfits that you can mix and match to keep the suitcase light. Also, when camping in the fall, you will want to make sure that you pack warm. Flannel and jeans can go a long way. You will also want to make a list of all of the gear that you will want, based on the activities you are planning. Going hiking? Think about bug spray and hiking shoes. Going on the lake? A swimsuit and sunscreen should do the trick. Consider everything you might want to do and list it out accordingly. Don’t wait for the last minute, either. You are bound to forget something.
- RV maintenance – Of course you will want to make sure your RV is in good shape. When RVing in the fall, you need to check tire pressure for lowered air pressure, as it can drop with teh temperature. Make sure that your heating source (if any) is working properly. Anything that you don’t want to have to worry about on the road should be on the list to check before you pull out.
Making a list of things to consider is one of the best things that you can do when you are planning on a week away from home. We can also help by getting you into the perfect RV for you and the whole family, based on your preferences. Stop by to check out some of our new and used models and, as always, feel free to contact us anytime with questions or inquiries.