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3 Mistakes First Time RV-Ers Must Avoid

3 RV Mistakes

So, you are up for your first-ever RV trip!  Perhaps your mind is now preoccupied with all exciting things like how you would get up, close, and personal with nature, romance the starry nights, and eat barbequed meat a la seasoned campers.  Wait. Have you done your road-safety home works, yet? Most newbies make some of the common mistakes when hitting the roads for the first time because they come unprepared. But you will surely not want to hit the highways without knowing about the different rules of using a motor home, first. Fortunately, you can avoid the biggest mistakes with planning, research, and homework. To make your job easy, here we will tell you about  three common mistakes that you must avoid when you are on your first-ever RV trip:

Rushing Around

Motor homes are ideal for exploring beach towns, appreciating scenic beauty, and building a campfire in the forest – but you must travel at a leisurely pace without moving too quickly. RV-ing under pressure and scheduling too frequently will result in an awful traveling experience. Go slow, instead. Take in the beauty of nature and enjoy the fragrance of flowers. Get to learn about a new place, the locals, sightseeing spots, and places to eat. Instead of visiting too many places in a short span, make the most of your RV-ing experience by exploring a single spot, at a time.

Driving Dangerously

Remember, maneuvering a 40 feet behemoth is a different ballgame altogether from driving a family sedan or even an SUV. So, when you are RV-ing for the first time, keep this difference in mind and drive, accordingly. Rushing on busy highways can prove dangerous. Your rash driving can put so many people at risk – yourself, your passengers as well as the other vehicles on the road.

Overloading Your Motor Home

If you own a Class A rig or a different model with adequate storage space, there is nothing like it. However, it does not imply that you will have to cram every corner of the vehicle and shove things into closets unnecessarily. Carrying your entire home in your rig will clutter the space. Over-packing will not only make traveling inconvenient but also make your RV too heavy to ascend a mountain road.

If you are up for your first-ever RV trip, our advice is stay cool on the road.  Also, plan, prepare and do your homework, right. Learn from others’ mistakes and visit RV websites to know what seasoned RV-ers have to say on this matter. Know how to avoid the mistakes and travel stress-free.  For all other RV-related queries, feel free to contact us.