Before You Leave – Our Best RV Prep Tips

Spontaneous trips are fun and all, but being prepared and planning ahead for your RV excursion can have some major advantages. If you are thinking about getting out in your RV soon, we put together some tips to get you started. From RV maintenance to packing your lawn chairs – we’ve got you covered.

Create a Schedule and Make Your Plans

Surveys show that the number one reason why people give up their RV is that they don’t use it enough. Don’t let that be you! Make a schedule at the beginning of the year to encourage using your coach more frequently and get out to see the country! 

Also, be sure to start researching your route and booking your campsites. RVing is growing in popularity, and it might be more difficult to get into your desired campground without a little bit of planning. Knowing your general destination, how to get there, and what you need to bring with you can help you enjoy the journey even more. 

Inspect Your RV

Before you get on the road, be sure to inspect your RV. Because most RV’s don’t get used every day and often sit outside for an extended period of time, certain parts can get worn down or damaged due to weather. 

Prior to heading out, you’ll want to give yourself some time to inspect and repair as needed. We put together a short checklist of 8 essential areas here, including your RV appliances

Don’t Neglect Regular Maintenance

We always recommend yearly appointments with a licensed RV service provider. Especially if this is your first time out in a while, getting your RV inspected and serviced by a professional is crucial. Regular RV maintenance is just as important as taking your car in to get the oil changed. 

Stock Up on RV Essentials

You know what they say about being up a creek without a paddle. When you’re exploring the great outdoors in your RV, you don’t want to end up far away from a convenience store and realize you’ve forgotten something important!

Start every trip by stocking up on the essential RVing gear as well as the items that make life more comfortable on the road. 

And don’t forget to plan meals in advance. Whether you have the GE 9.8 Cu. Ft. 12V Refrigerator, a compact refrigerator, or a spacious residential refrigerator in your RV, be sure to plan your meals and stock up on food. Space may be hard to come by typically, but these days RV refrigerators are spacious and efficient enabling you to plan for more meals.

There are so many beautiful places to see and experience, and an RV is the perfect vehicle to explore in. With these tips, you’ll be more prepared than ever to spend some time on the road. Happy trails!

Midwest Sales & Services Inc.