5 Tactics for Making Life on the Road Easier

You’ll enjoy your RV trip much more by following these tips

If you were to ask any RV-er about life on the road, most likely they’d tell you that it’s great. You get to go pretty much wherever you like, and once you’re tired of that spot, you can just pack up and go somewhere else.

But, if they were being completely honest, they would also probably mention the less-than-great stuff about the life: long and monotonous drives, cramped quarters, and sore muscles. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make things easier for everybody.

Make frequent stops

While you will surely be eager to get wherever you’re going, there are many advantages to stopping often. For one thing, this lets everyone stretch their legs and get some fresh air. This also provides a chance to use a bathroom other than the one in the RV, which everybody will appreciate.

In addition, consistent stops allow another driver to take over, and a new set of eyes on the road improves safety.

Bring the right food

When planning for your trip, thinking about the fun you’ll have may put you in a party-like mood. As a result, you may stock up on things like chips, cookies, and soda. And while these items are fine, they should only make up a small percentage of your provisions.

For one thing, junk food is mostly comprised of empty calories, which means your body will still crave nutrients even after you’ve stuffed yourself with junk. Plus, it can make people lethargic, and this is especially troubling for the driver. This is why you’ll want to pack healthier options like fruit, nuts, and other protein-packed foods. Having enough water on hand is also important.

Let everyone do their own thing

If this is a family trip, your goal may be to have everybody get a little closer. And while that will literally happen in your RV, you don’t want to push too much. Playing games can be fun, but if people want to do their own things like reading or looking at online videos, let them.

Hopefully, there will be several opportunities along the way to create some moments of family togetherness. For little kids, make sure to bring enough toys, coloring books, and other things that will keep them entertained.

Limit night driving

If you’ll be traveling in highly-populated areas, it may tempting to drive after dark when there will be fewer cars on the road.

This isn’t a great idea for a few reasons. Sleepy drivers are extremely dangerous, and this is how numerous accidents are caused. And even a fully awake driver can have difficulty navigating the unfamiliar terrain with low visibility. Plus, with more wildlife coming out at night, this is an additional hazard to worry about.

Another thing to think about is what you’re missing at night. A lot of your trip should be about the journey, not just the destination. When the sun goes down, you won’t have a chance to see any natural wonders or even just funny billboards.

Have fun

What’s the point of an RV trip if it’s not going to be enjoyable? When you go in accepting the fact that traveling with several people in a confined space won’t always be peaches and cream, you will have a much better time. Whatever issues or arguments come up,
approaching them with a positive attitude will help you and everyone else have a fantastic experience you’ll always remember fondly.

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