. If you and your family are planning for a trip, an RV will help you. Rent one for your first outing and then figure out what kind of RV is right for your family. There are class A, B, C and fifth wheels. Add to that those that have to be pulled and those with storage for “toys” like motor cycles, bikes, and water craft. There are RV’s with bunk beds for the kids and RV’s with room for just two. You can spend as much or as little money as you have available.
Maybe you want to start just a step up and get a pop up camper. That’s a big step up from sleeping in a tent. You have your own air conditioning and, sometimes, even a bathroom. From there, the sky’s the limit; literally. Today’s RV’s can cost as much as one million dollars each. Some are even equipped with garden tubs or Jacuzzis.
Once you have decided how much to spend and on whether you are either renting or buying your RV, it is time to decide where you are going to go in it. The possibilities are endless.
First of all, you will need to know where you are going and plan what highways to use. Remember that an RV is a lot larger than a car and more difficult to handle in traffic. You might decide you would rather take the interstates and use a car to check out the smaller roads. When you figure out where you want to go and how to get there, you need to know where you are going to stay. You can’t park an RV just anywhere. Cities have ordinances about stopping overnight in parking lots and, in some states; you can’t even stop to sleep in a state rest area. You will need to know where the RV parks are that can handle your particular type of recreation vehicle. Some parks only allow Class A RV’s; some cater to pop ups or small pullers.
You will need to plot your travel based on how many miles you plan to drive per day. It is a good idea to take the RV out for a few trial runs before you set off on the big trip. Always remember that an RV need extra turning room and has to make a wide swing to turn into a road or a parking lot. There are blind spots that you cannot see without making use of all your mirrors and your rear view camera. Always watch the other guy as closely as possible because you can’t stop an RV very quickly. When you do have to put on brakes, make certain your family is strapped in tightly because it is possible for things to go flying through the body of the RV if they aren’t secured well before travel.