Most people these days are over enthusiastic about an adventure backpacking and why won’t they be? After all, these days’ people hardly can enjoy an extended vacation due to extreme work pressure. So the prospect of a hiking trip seems extremely appealing to most people. As appealing as it might sound, going hiking is not everyone’s cup of tea.
A good alternative to hiking which is well within everyone’s reach is travelling in an RV. Both are similar in the sense that you can choose your travel destination and go wherever you please with complete independence. But in addition to freedom, you can travel luxuriously in an RV. But like any other travel medium, careful planning is the key.
Here are a few pre-travel tips for you to follow in case you are using an RV:
- Choose your destination: It’s true that in an RV, you can go places as you please and not that much meticulous planning is required. But still, you need to have the basic idea of where you want to go. The internet is the best place to do some research and find out about all the interesting places you want to visit. Also, you need to jot down certain locations or mark them on a map.
- Gear up: Sure, unlike backpacking trips you don’t need to bring only minimalistic clothes with you, but that doesn’t mean that you can bring all your belongings in the journey. Be efficient and discard anything unnecessary from the vehicle. Bring only the things that you are going to use. There’s no need to create clutter in the vehicle.
- Stock the food aside: It’s crucial to create a meal plan for yourself if you are travelling alone. Canned food is the best option for this kind of travel. Pile a large stock of it and set aside in the RV for your trip. Make sure you take some extra food to actually enjoy yourself.
- Pack spare parts: Imagine your RV suffers a tyre puncture in the middle of the jungle, and you don’t have any spare parts. You don’t want to be in such precarious situation. Precisely for this reason, you need to take your tool kit along in your trip along with a couple of extra tyres.
- Take a practice drive: Before going on a long tour, it is always advisable to take a practice drive in your RV. Check if all areas of the vehicle are working well or not.