Spring Road Trip: Tips to Prepare Your Motorhome for the Long Ride

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Spring Road Trip: Tips to Prepare Your Motorhome for the Long Ride

Spring is a great season for family vacations and the time of year when many of us reconnect with nature and enjoy time outdoors. If you’re planning a spring vacation for your family, why not take the RV out for the ride? Spring break road trips can be fun, exciting and a great time to bond while cruising the open roads.

Before you head out, here are some tips to prepare for the long ride and ensure your spring break experience is a great one.

Plan All Routes in Advance

Even though enjoying scenic views and riding along the open road can be a great experience, losing your way or falling behind your scheduled time can be frustrating for everyone on the trip. To avoid this complication, be sure to plan in advance for all stops, detours and roads you’ll be traveling for the trip. Leverage tools like Google maps or Waze to check drive times, avoid traffic (if possible) and even know your arrival time in advance. Pack an old-fashioned paper map as back up as well. You never know if you’ll be in an area with poor signal and don’t want to be lost without some idea of the direction you should head.

Do a Walk-around & Safety Check

If this is the first time you’re using your RV since the winter, or even in a while, it’s a good idea to do an inspection around the exterior and look for any obvious problems that could become larger issues on your trip. In addition to checking for obvious things like deflated tires or leaks coming from underneath the RV, which will both need to be addressed, you’ll should also check that your tow hitch is secured and go over interior safety precautions. Check and replace all batteries and be sure any onboard appliances are working properly and that the plumbing is operational.

Bring Tools

Even if you’ve checked and double-checked that everything on the RV is ready to go, things can still breakdown while on the road. Having some basic tools on hand will make it easy to take care of those smaller issues when they arise. Pack things like a drill, shovel, and some sealer to be prepared.

Don’t Forget to Stop and Take it All In

With everything going smoothly, and a final destination in mind, it’s easy to forget that the long ride doesn’t have to be a non-stop one. It’s important to rest and even stretch your legs. Find some safe places to stop or plan them in advance for your travels as that’s also part of the experience. Just take in the scenery and fresh air, see some landmarks and enjoy the trip!

To get the most out of your trips in a motorhome or RV get motorhome insurance that fits your specific needs and budget.

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