10 Tips To Prepare For An RV Trip – Part 2
August 20th, 2017
Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Last time we talked about five of our top tips to prepare for an RV trip. This time we'll go through the next five. Whether you're a new or experienced RVer, these tips will help you get on track and be prepared for your next trip. Even if you're just taking a short trip, you'll need to plan ahead to get the most out of your journey.
6. Purchase RV insurance
Just like your car and home, you should have insurance for your RV. RVs are a major financial investment, so it's in your best interest to protect your purchase and get insurance. If you call your current auto insurance company, you'll be able to add an RV to your insurance plan. Make sure you do your research and determine what insurance works best for you. If you keep a lot of valuable assets in your trailer and you spend a lot of time on the road, it is recommended to get a better coverage plan.
7. Plan your budget
Regardless of how long you will be away from home, there's always a chance that something could go wrong with your RV and something in it. In the event, you'll want to have a backup plan and some extra cash to fall back on if you find yourself without food, water, or anything else that's essential. You should know how much it would cost to perform basic repairs on your RV, as well as learning basic repair procedures in case you're somewhere that you can't get help.
8. Plan your trip
Along with planning your budget, you'll need to plan your trip. The longer the trip, the more time you should spend planning. You'll need to determine what sights you want to see, find the shortest distance between them, and make sure there are enough gas stations and rest stops in between them. Don't just try to keep all this information in your head, make sure you have a physical map that you can draw on and circle where you will visit.
9. Don't pack all at once
A common mistake that everyone makes while preparing for a trip is to pack everything all at once. This is harder to do with RV trips because they tend to be a little more involved. Before an RV trip, there's a lot of work you'll need to put into making sure the RV is ready and safe for you to live in for the next several days or weeks.
10. Check your brakes
When you go on a road trip, it's essential to have breaks that are functioning properly, especially if you're going to be driving through the rain or snow. With a disc brake kit, you'll be able to install brakes on your own, without the help of a specialist. With these kits, you won't have to pay labor costs which are usually in the hundreds for replacing all brakes.
You won't need advanced mechanical knowledge to install these breaks. Brake kits are easy to install and come with a complete set of directions that will guide you through the entire process. Another benefit to installing your own brakes is that you don't have to schedule a time with a mechanic and spend time out of your busy day waiting for a mechanic to finish with it. Everything can be done on your own time and ensure both your RV and towing vehicle are protected.
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