Are you planning an RV road trip? You’re not alone! More people than ever before are discovering the freedom and fun that comes with RVing with friends and family. No more strict departure times, long haul flights and expensive hotels, just the freedom of the open road, your loved ones and all the creature comforts you’ll ever need.
However, holidaying in an RV isn’t as easy as jumping in the driver’s seat and seeing where the road takes you, there’s a lot to consider and plan before you set off. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most important steps you must take before your RV road trip.
Get the right insurance
Hitting the road in your RV means you’re in full control of your getaway. You have the freedom of the open road ahead and all the comforts of home around you. When you’re travelling across the country, you’re going to need peace of mind every time you pull up to a campsite, when you reach your destination or when you’re simply enjoying the thrill of the open road. This is why Ontario RV insurance is essential for your trip. Having the right coverage for your RV such as comprehensive emergency roadside assistance, towing and flat tyre services, even emergency fuel delivery and increased third party liability for additional protection will give you total peace of mind.
When you’re potentially hundreds of miles away from home, you need to know that you and your RV are protected by the right policy. Don’t leave home without the right policy in place.
A well-designed route
You may have a list of national parks, historical landmarks, urban attractions, and stunning lakeside resorts, but how are you going to get there? Are you going to take a direct route or take the scenic one? Outlining your route is essential for any RV road trip, you don’t have to plan every little moment, you can still design your route and enjoy the spontaneity that comes with a road trip. Just ensure that the route is RV friendly, and you won’t be restricted by bridges and tunnels. Take note of gas stations and where you intend to stay for the night to ensure everything goes to plan.
Plan, book and pay in advance
Whether you’re travelling in the height of summer or you want to experience all the beauty of the autumn months from the comfort of your own RV, it’s always recommended that parties plan, book and pay in advance any site fees, campsite charges or other bookings that are vital to their trip. Make sure you check plenty of reviews before you part with your money and make sure any sites you visit have the amenities you need before carrying on the next leg of your journey.
And finally, share your travel plan with family or friends
We never know what might happen on the open road, therefore sharing your travel plans and a basic itinerary with friends and family back home is a sensible idea. Always make plans to check-in and ensure they know when to expect a call, text, message or email.