Have car, will travel!
But what if you want to bring with you as much stuff as you want when you travel as a family, including literally the kitchen sink? Well, there’s a solution to that: rent an RV.
RV is short for recreational vehicle. For those who haven't considered it, RV's are great for families who want to go on vacation without having to rent a room or check in at a hotel.
Just like with any family trip, going on a trip on an RV requires planning and preparation.
Whether you’re going on an RV trip for the first time or you’ve done it once or twice, the following tips can come in handy:
1. Plan your route
2. Have the vehicle checked
Safety comes first. If you think you’re not that equipped to check the vehicle, have it checked by a mechanic. Checks should include tire pressure, radiator coolant, engine oil, and lights, among other things. The electrical load should also be checked. An RV is not built to accommodate all of your family’s electrical power needs. If you're not already think about joining an auto club that can happen with mishaps along the way...
- AAA - Can cover breakdowns and other mishaps
- Good Sam - The nation's largest RV club!
3. Pack smart
And by packing smart we mean not just packing light, but packing what you need for urgent situations. Don’t bring too much stuff that would just unnecessarily add more weight to the vehicle. But at the same time, be sure to bring things you might need (should there be emergencies) like a first-aid kit, flashlights, batteries, and so on.
For your clothes and bedding, you can bring with you COMPONO’s under bed storage containers that you can just slide in underneath the bed or pack in a closet in the RV.
You can also bring our COMPONO under bed shoe organizer if you're someone who just can't be without shoes, and store this under the bed as well.
...of course we're biased to this product, but had to mention it! :-)
4. Stock up on food
5. Plan your budget
6. Check internet connectivity/access
Go on and have that fun RV trip with your family. Get away for a little while and reconnect and rekindle whatever flames may have died out. Just make sure you cover all the bases so you’ll have a safe trip from the time you leave home all the way till you return.
Have a great trip!
Please note we are not affiliated with, or compensated by, any of the companies mentioned above. Of course we are COMPONO, and any sales of our products are for profit, and your purchase is greatly appreciated!