Escaping the city for a road trip in an RV allows for spontaneity and adventure. Still, you must plan before you leap. Operating an RV comes with great responsibility to ensure a fun-filled road trip. With the proper planning and insight to safe RV travels, your next adventure will be the trip of a lifetime. As the oldest and most successful RV dealership in Alaska, A&M RV Center is proud to equip Alaskan residents and visitors with an RV to begin their travels.
Before you head out on your next RV trip, we have a few reminders to prevent unnecessary road blocks. Be road ready with these 3 basic tips from RV-Camping.org (2017).
Create a plan
Use checklists to make sure each area of the RV is secure before each RV relocation.
Bring roadmaps and RV camping maps.
Create a communication strategy between the driver and passengers. Portable 2-way radios and hand signals can assist with parking.
Carry extra fuses for electrical malfunctions.
Bring a step ladder that can reach windows for cleaning.
Be aware of your RV
Check tire pressure before every trip.
Weigh each corner of the rig separately, and abide by hitch weight ratios on trailers.
Measure the height of the RV to understand clearance limitations.
Consider purchasing roadside assistance.
Conserve your resources
Save propane by not running the hot water heater constantly.
Conserve battery power by decreasing the heat at night and layering with blankets.
Utilize “military shower” methods by turning off shower water while you lather. Experiment with products to find a soap that rinses easily.
No matter how experienced you are with RV traveling, the unexpected can always happen. By creating a plan, knowing the circumference of your RV, and conserving resources, you’ll be one step ahead! To begin your RV traveling in Alaska, visit us at A&M RV Center. We are a one-stop-shop for RV rentals, sales, and service and repairs. To begin your adventure, contact us today at (907) 279-5508.
RV-Camping.org. (2017). Recreational vehicle camping tips and ideas. RV Camping Tips. Retrieved from: http://www.rv-camping.org/rv-camping-tips/