RV owners will tell you that RVing is the very best way to travel as a family, and for good reason. With everything you need on board, a comfortable place to rest, and affordable campgrounds to choose from, it’s a great way to spend time with your family. If you have started thinking about your next vacation, consider these vacation planning suggestions from Unlimited RV of Tennessee.

Plan Your Budget

A great place to start planning is with your budget. With a budget in place, you’re able to determine how often you’ll eat out, how many groceries to buy, and how much to put in the emergency fund in case you have trouble along the way. This will also help you determine which campgrounds or RV parks you can afford to camp in.

Map Your Route and Timeline

With your budget in place, you’re able to decide early if you want to take the scenic route, avoid paying tolls, or get to your destination as fast as possible. This way, you can plan your stopping points and places you plan to stay while you travel. After you’ve made these decisions, decide how far you’ll drive each day, the roadside attractions you’d like to see, and the time of day you plan to arrive at your destination. Don’t forget to leave room for fun stops, time to stretch your legs, and sightseeing.

Use a Packing Checklist

Your next step is going to be making a checklist to stay organized with everything you’ll need for your trip. Think about what food you’ll need, what spare parts you want to have on hand, and everything in between. Even though you are able to stop along the way for things you need, it will be much more efficient to be prepared from the start. Additionally, instead of trying to pack all at once, take a week to do it. We’ve found that when you attempt to do it all at once, you’re more likely to forget essential items.

Strap it Down

If you’ve traveled in an RV before, you know that if all the items in your kitchen aren’t secured, you could have a big mess on your hands with every bump and turn in the road. Find what works best for you, whether it be bungee cords, spring-loaded curtain rods, or even childproof cabinet locks. Now that you’re ready to travel, start making memories that will last a lifetime with an RV rental from Unlimited RV. Make your road trip dreams a reality by contacting us at (203) 527-7026.