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When you decide to take a road trip with your family, one of the best ways to do so is by heading down the highway in an RV. Whether you purchase one or decide to rent one for your trip, riding around in an RV will be an experience to remember. If you want your road trip to be successful and fun along the way, keep these tips in mind before and during your trip.

Know Your Route

While you don’t necessarily have to plan out every detail of your RV road trip, you do want to have a good idea of the route you plan to take. This can be important not only from a safety standpoint but also in that getting lost will have you using up plenty of gas, meaning you’ll have less money in your pocket to spend on fun things.

Check Your List Twice

If there is one thing you don’t want to have happened on your RV road trip, it’s finding out you left something behind at home that you really need. To avoid this, have a checklist of the supplies you’ll need for your trip, and go over it thoroughly before you leave. In addition to the basics such as food, water and clothing, make sure that you have everything you need for your RV to function properly. For example, if your RV runs on solar, make sure the solar panels are clean and that your generator, such as the Tier 1 Solar is plugged in. Whatever you’re using for a power generator needs to be tested before you get on the road to ensure that it is working so do that at least one week in advance, in case you need to get repairs or you need to replace it.

Don’t Drive after Dark

If you can, it’s often best on an RV road trip to the only drive during the daytime. Since dark roads lead to decreased visibility and wildlife being more active, it’s best to find a great spot to pull over and rest until the next morning. Along with being able to get a good night’s sleep, you can spend time talking about the fun you had during the day, sitting around a campfire, and eating some toasted marshmallows or smores.

Bring Along Some Entertainment

If you have kids with you in your RV, having some entertainment for them will be a godsend at some point during the road trip. Whether it’s video games, board games, or some of their favorite toys, having these with you will make everyone’s time more enjoyable. As for yourself, bring along an audiobook, listen to your favorite music, or simply see how many different state license plates you can spot while on the road.

When you’re traveling in an RV, it’s more about the journey than the destination. Therefore, keep these tips in mind and enjoy the ride.