Spring is in full bloom with summer just around the corner and that means Road Trip Planners across the USA are airing out their RVs for some highly anticipated road trip adventures. Even if you aren’t an RV owner but want comfort of a hotel without having to pack and unpack your suitcases at each destination, there are many RV rentals available.
Nolan’s RV Rentals in Colorado offers another plus for traveling in an RV: Tour in a bathrobe. Imagine driving up Pike's Peak, dressed in pajamas with pillow creases still indented in your left cheek and you can imagine the convenient beauty of Nolan's RV Rentals.
Going on an RV road trip with the family offers another huge advantage. The dining out costs for a family of 5 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner runs conservatively $250/day. You can cut that expense by 60% by utilizing the kitchen in the RV. Not to mention the comfort of not having to dress for dinner (or wait for everyone else to dress). And the road trip planner in the family saves time by not having to search for kid-friendly restaurants at each destination.
So where can you “hang your hat” when traveling in an RV? Because of the increasing popularity of RV traveling, you’ll find many parks and campgrounds all over the United State. Here are a few samples:
- Rivers End Campground and RV Park on Tybee Island (near Savannah, Georgia). One of the Good Sam Parks, 150 sites are available and all are within blocks of the beach and the river .
- Southern Comfort RV Resort in Florida for the full resort treatment
including 24-hour security, a swimming pool, bingo nights and musical
- Lake Havasu RV Park in Arizona is right by the lake and makes for a wonderful RV vacation if you stayed there for the duration but you’re also close enough for some great day jaunts to the Joshua Tree National Park, the Mojave National Preserve or Phoenix.
Before you head off, check out these RV fire safety tips from Nationwide Insurance:
1. Check extinguishers. Before traveling, be sure your fire extinguisher is functional and contains proper pressurization. You should keep multiple extinguishers on hand throughout the vehicle and understand which extinguisher is effective on different types of fires. Also, be sure to verify that your smoke detectors are in working order.
2. Avoid transmission fires. Many fires are caused by fluid leaking from the transmission, which can be ignited if it comes in contact with the exhaust system. Complete a thorough check of the underside of your RV as part of your pre-trip inspection.
3. Inspect electrical systems. A common cause of fire is a short in the 12-volt electrical system. Check the engine compartment wiring as another part of your pre-trip inspection. Replace any damaged or frayed wires and make sure the connections are secure.
4. Have an evacuation plan. While it may seem simple, a key step to fire safety is ensuring that everyone traveling knows how to operate the latches of doors and windows, allowing for a quick exit in an emergency situation.
5. Stay kitchen savvy. Be sure to keep clothes, linens and other combustibles far from the kitchen area. Stay alert while cooking as items such paper towels and curtains are likely to be close to the stove, creating a fire hazard.
Okay, where should you head with your RV? Where ever you want! However, for the cream of the crop, read a few of our past blogs on two Top RV Road Trip Destinations to add to your road trip planner. Both are tremendously fun and both are in spots where you’ll see some of nature’s finest offerings.
Colorado Family Road Trip: Colorado is located in the Rocky Mountains.
This area offers a fabulous family
adventure road trip with activities like a Dinosaur Museum in Fruita, rafting
in Durango, the gorgeous Estes Park, and two National Parks: The Mesa Verde National Park and the
Rocky Mountain National Park.
Going Wild with a Alaskan Road Trip: Alaska offers vast mountains, colossal blue-white glaciers and an abundance of wildlife with activities unique to the state. This combination earns an Alaskan Road Trip top honors in travelers’ memory books.
There’s no doubt about it, Road trip planners are finding RV travel make sense for couples, friends, families, even a caravan of families for a truly unique family reunion.