Most RV trips last two weeks, three weeks or longer … and cover hundreds, even thousands of miles. That’s a lot of traveling … a lot of time spent on the road … a significant amount of money that you need to use for fuel and other vehicle-related expenses. And the more money you spend on your RV, the less money you will have in your budget to spend on fun-filled activities and events in the cities and small towns you visit. It is also a waste of money … something you can avoid. Here’s why …
Mapping Out Your Route in Advance Limits the Number of Miles you Need to Drive … and the Amount of Fuel you Have to Buy.
The fact is that your RV trip is – or should be – all about having fun … relaxing … meeting new people … attending state or county fairs and amusement parks … doing everything that all families do when they are on vacation. If you are like most people, you are able to commit only a limited amount of funds to leisure and fun activities. So why not maximize those “good times” by controlling your “travel” expenses. Plan your route in advance – carefully – and you will find that you spend less money on fuel and tolls … much less money. If you are like most families if there is a plan in place for you to follow then all of your surprises will be pleasant ones. You will maximize your budget by controlling your necessary travel expenses.
If you can’t draw a Map, Simply write Down the Shortest and Best Route Available … and Follow it.
You don’t have to be a skilled navigator to accomplish this “feat.” You merely have to find the best roads and most direct routes to the places you plan to visit … and then write them down. It’s that simple. In fact, you can make it even easier for yourself if your RV has a built-in navigation system or if you own a GPS device. In each case, you will get information that enables you to avoid making wrong turns or getting lost.
Another Way to help Avoid “Getting lost” while traveling: Bring Along a Pre-Printed Map.
You can purchase a map for all of the states, cities or towns on your trip itinerary at most gas stations or convenience stores. And … they’re surprisingly easy to read … and to follow. Combine the map with your pre-determined route strategy … and you’re likely to have “smooth sailing” every step of the way. And remember: the less time you spend on the road, the more time you will be able to spend at the destinations that are included in your trip.