Make your next trip safer and more enjoyable by slowing down the pace a little. It’s not a race to see how fast you get there, and half the fun of traveling in an RV is stopping to enjoy the sights. Whether you are traveling in a motorhome or towing a trailer behind you, take the time to stop for the night and enjoy the journey. Use these tips to make it easier to stop and faster to pack up again.
Move the Bikes Out
If you’re traveling with kids, then you may have bikes attached to your RV. Now is the time to get them out of the RV and store them outside. If you have a motorhome, invest in a bike rack that will go into your RV’s tow hitch. If you are towing, then get a double-hitch that accommodate both your trailer and your hitch-mounted bike rack. That way, you don’t have to move the bikes at all if you are just stopping somewhere for the night.
When you pack the camper, remember that you are going to stop along the way and will need the beds. Put gear in cabinets instead of laying it on the bunks. Try to keep the walkways cleared for easy access when you stop. It will take a little more organization when you are packing, but it will save you time and frustration when it’s time to set up for the night.
Break out the atlas and look at the towns you will drive through. Decide where you will probably want to stop for the night. Search online to see if there are interesting sights in that area you might want to see. You can also look for cool sights in a state you are passing through and simply plan on going out of your way to see them. Once you know what tourist attraction you would like to visit, you can choose a nearby campground and make reservations. With reservations, you won’t have to worry about being told that there’s no room when your family arrives.
Whether you are heading to the Grand Canyon or driving a few states away to visit family, make the trip part of the attraction. You will pass countless wonders along the way, and you will have more fun if you make the time to stop and enjoy them. You will also arrive at your destination rested and with some fun new stories to share.