Top 10 RV Trip Planning Tips
Planning your vacation is an exciting venture. However, there are many important things to consider before you hit the road.
To help you out, our team has compiled this handy list of tips to ensure that you get the most out of your luxury RV rental vacation.
To ensure that you get the RV you want when you want it, you should book your RV rental ASAP. RV rentals are often booked months to a year in advance – especially during the summer and holiday seasons.
Plan ahead to avoid any issues!
Where do you want to go with your RV? How much time do you want to spend traveling? Are you a theme park junkie seeking chills and thrills? Or, do you prefer to sit by a cool mountain stream with a fly rod in hand?
Knowing the answers to these questions can help you plan the best route for your upcoming trip!
Whether you have minimal vacation time or multiple weeks, it’s always best to choose routes that maximize your free time so you can enjoy all your destinations to the fullest!
One of the pitfalls of a road trip vacation is that many folks believe they have to cover too many miles in one day. However, a road trip is not a race. It’s your vacation so take time to enjoy and have fun
Set realistic daily driving and sightseeing goals. One of the best ways to accomplish these goals is to plan out your daily itinerary well in advance of your vacation.
And remember, if you are going to be driving each day, you need to give yourself some time to get the RV ready to hit the road. Packing up your belongings and disconnecting the various hookups can take up to an hour each time.
Our Class A luxury motorhome rentals require a great deal of power to run all systems. That’s why we recommend that you choose campsites or resorts that offer 50-amp power, full water and sewer hookups, and pull-through sites to make your off-the-road time more enjoyable.
National parks and reputable campgrounds such as KOA are great choices for your stays.
When it comes to packing for your RV vacation, all you need to bring are your clothes and toiletries. If you have kids, make sure they have their favorite toys with them. And it’s always a good idea to buy your favorite food and provisions before you head to the campground.
Otherwise, your Allstar Coaches RV rental is fully equipped with dishes, glasses, silverware, linens and towels, and cleaning supplies. We even have patio furniture and a grill on board!
There may be times when the weather doesn’t want to cooperate. That’s why it’s a good idea to include some “rainy day” items in your packing list. Take along your tablet, some books, board games or gaming systems to keep you and your party occupied during those rainy days and nights.
When you pick up your rental motorhome or have it delivered, an AllStar Coaches specialist will conduct a two-hour training course to ensure you know how to safely and effectively operate your rental vehicle.
Since a lot of information is shared during these training sessions, we recommend taking notes or even recording it with your smartphone for reference.
Don’t worry, we’ll also provide the number for our 24-hour service – just in case a problem arises.
Who’s driving? Who’s navigating? How will the kids stay entertained while we’re on the road?
These are some of the questions you’ll need to address before your RV vacation begins.
Additionally, it’s important to set some guidelines involving making stops, sharing responsibilities, and overall “RV etiquette” before your trip to avoid any unwanted surprises or issues along the way.
There is a secret RV rental language. And if you don’t want to sound like a “newbie”, it’s best to become familiar with this lingo before you hit the road.
Examples of some common RV lingo include:
- Rig – Another name for a motorhome
- Shore Power – The AC power source to plug into at the campground.
- Cockpit – Area where the driver sits.
Although you may want to “disconnect” while you’re traveling, it’s always a good idea to stay in touch with family and friends when you’re on the road.
Some of the best ways to do this is to leave a copy of your itinerary with friends or family and to post photos and occasional updates on your social media pages throughout the trip.
Let Us Help You Enjoy Your RV Experience
For your convenience, we offer full itinerary and route planning, motorhome provisioning and comprehensive concierge services.