RV travel differs from standard vacations in one very basic way: you never get to stay at a posh hotel where staff is always available to wait on you “hand and foot.” No … RV travel is different. When you “hit the road” in your rented or owned RV, you are responsible for meeting all your needs for the entire time you are away from home. That means you need to stock your RV with food … with soap and other items for your personal cleanliness … with linens … with toiletries … and with so much more.
It May Seem Like Work, but all that is Necessary is Some Careful Planning … and Simple Follow-Through.
Once you know that you’re going to travel America’s roads for two weeks, three weeks or more – in your RV – you owe it to yourself to make sure the motor home you’ll be living in is well-stocked. And that should be easy to accomplish. To begin, you need to sit down and think carefully about all of the things you’ll need while you’re away from home. Make a list. Then … put the list down for a day or two and look at it a second time with “fresh eyes.” You’ll quickly recognize if you left anything out.
Start the Process of “Stocking up” … Buy all of the Supplies You Don’t Already Have Available.
Take your list with you on a quick trip to the local store. It is a good way to start … and it’s inexpensive, too. Remember: it pays to “stock up” now before your RV trip or vacation begins because it’s cheaper to do so (instead of buying the same items in a resort area you may visit) and you’ll be able to avoid the hassle of “finding stuff” later on when all you want to do is relax and enjoy yourself. So … get started as soon as possible.
Purchase all of the Supplies your Budget Makes Possible … the More you Buy … the Better you’ve done.
You should know what you are going to need … and how much it is going to cost to buy everything. Do the best you can – purchase as many non-perishable food supplies as possible (lots of canned goods) … hot and cold drinks … snacks … even frozen foods (if viable). Then … get the disposable items you will also need – paper plates and plastic cups … plastic knives, forks and spoons … bathroom items … toiletries … cleaning supplies … pet food, if necessary – and anything else that comes to mind.
Remember: your RV is really a “Home on Wheels.”
For that reason, your “road trip” vacation requires you to do many of the same things you do while at home. That includes keeping your “home” well-stocked. Leave nothing to chance … write down everything – buy everything. Enjoy “life on the road” … and the freedom that comes with it.
There is One More Thing you need to do.
There is no such thing as being too well informed about RV travel. The more information you have … the greater your knowledge – the more successful you will be each time you travel in your RV. If you have more RV questions you should spend some time poking around online for additional information.