Posted on Aug 5, 2010 11:56:42 AM
Once you’ve decided to set out on the open road in your RV, there are a few things to consider before you climb aboard your mobile home. The key to a successful, stress-free trip is careful planning so you don’t find yourself stuck with no where to stay or mechanical problems, miles from the nearest service station.You can search for campgrounds in the areas you will be traveling and find one that suits your route the best. Whether the campground is your destination or just a place to hook up and stay for the night, you’ll want to make a reservation. Campsites can fill up fast and getting stuck with no campsite means you’ll be stuck without a power source to run electricity in your RV. Reserve America is a great resource for finding campgrounds and reserving sites around the country.If you’re planning a longer road trip, it is helpful to carefully map out you’re route and stops you wish to make along the way. This will allow you to find and reserve campsites in the most convenient locations. Avoiding rush hour traffic is another key in your planning. If you can, schedule most of your driving for the middle of the day, between rush hours, and at night when traffic is light. This will save you time and money, and a headache.A final preparation you should make before embarking on your RV adventure is a thorough check through of all of the mechanics of the vehicle. Everything from the generator to the tire pressure to the stove ventilation system needs to be in proper working condition for a safe trip. Many parts that make up an RV cannot be found at standard mechanic shops you might pass along the road, and a damaged or faulty piece of equipment could cause more than a little setback in your excursion.