Top 10 RV Trip Planning Tips
Planning vacation is an exciting venture, and there are many things to consider. At Allstar Coaches LLC, we’ve put together a list of tips to ensure that you get the most out of your luxury RV rental vacation. To learn more, contact us today at 866-838-4465, or request a quote online.
Once you’ve decided to embark on an RV adventure, it’s important to plan ahead. You want to be sure that you get what you want, when you want it. RV rentals are often booked months to a year ahead of time, especially during the summer and holiday seasons.
Where do you want to go with your RV? How much time do you have? If you have minimal time, choose a location that is relatively close to home. Longer adventures allow you a bit more latitude. Also, think about the type of vacation you want. 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. The choice is yours.
Be realistic about driving time. Often, people try to cover too many miles in one day – it’s not a race. It’s your vacation so take time to enjoy and have fun. And remember, if you are going to be driving each day, you need to allot time for getting the RV ready to hit the road—this may take up to an hour at a time.
Since our Class A luxury motorhome rentals require a great deal of power to run all systems, we urge our renters to find campsites that offer 50 amp power, full water and sewer hookups and pull-through sites that make driving in and out a breeze. We highly recommend national parks and reputable campgrounds such as KOA.
Your RV rental is fully equipped with dishes, glasses, silverware, linens and towels, and cleaning supplies. We even have patio furniture and a grill. All you need to bring are your clothes, favorite foods, and maybe a good book. It’s a good idea to buy food and other provisions before you head to the campground.
There may be times when the great outdoors is off limits. That’s why it’s a good idea to include some “rainy day” items in your packing list. Take along some DVDs, a laptop computer, or handheld electronic games. Of course, old-fashioned board games are fun too.
When you pick up or have your motorhome delivered, a personally-assigned specialist will “show you the ropes” within one and a half to two hours. We suggest you take notes or even videotape the orientation. But don’t fear; we’ll also give you numbers to call for 24 hour service – just in case a problem arises.
Who will be driving? Who will be the navigator? If you are bringing kids, what will they do while on the road? It’s important to have some guidelines when it comes to making stops, places to stop, and overall “RV rental etiquette.” Everyone should have a job.
Yes, there is a secret RV rental language, and you don’t want to sound like a newbie. For instance, “rig” is another name for a motorhome; “shorepower” is the AC power source to plug into at the campground; and the “cockpit” is where the driver sits.
Leave a copy of your itinerary with friends or family while you are on the road enjoying your vacation. It’s also fun to share your adventures via social media by posting photos and occasional updates.
Contact Us Today
For your convenience, we offer full itinerary and route planning, motorhome provisioning and comprehensive concierge services. Contact us today at 866-838-4465 and start planning your trip! Call for a quote or request one online now.