More and more people are living out of their vehicles nowadays. Recreational Vehicles are gaining in popularity as well, with around one million people in the United States living in an RV in 2021. That may seem like a small figure when compared to the population of the entire US, but it is not a negligible figure. If you’re thinking of living either temporarily or permanently in An RV, consider these essential tips.
You May Also Want A Smaller Vehicle
While your motorhome is a great vehicle to own and live in, many people feel that it can be difficult to get around using the massively sized RV. So, many people also tow behind a sedan or other smaller vehicle behind their RV, or the opposite. While this is a smart thing to do, make sure that you get the best brake pads for RV towing, and that your RV can handle towing your smaller car (or vice versa). For example, if you own an SUV or a pickup truck, it might be too heavy for some of the smaller RV campers. You may be better off towing the RV behind the truck.
Have Some Tools On Hand
Being in an RV means you will likely need to camp your vehicle in campsites, and they’re not always close to places where you can buy tools if you need them. A basic toolbox is an essential for an RVs, so you can fix anything around the motorhome or the vehicle itself when you’re in the middle of nowhere.
Learn How To Use An Old-School Map
Smartphones and GPS are a great invention that add convenience to our lives, and that is something that no one can argue with. However, if you’re ever in a situation where you’re in the middle of the wilderness with no way out and all your devices are out of battery, you’ll be thankful for your knowledge on how to use a map. An actual map that is on paper, one that doesn’t automatically find your destination for you.
Planning Is Essential For All Sightseeing And Tourism
Many people think that planning takes the fun out of touristy activities like sightseeing. However, some form of planning is an essential requirement if you intend on getting anywhere with an RV. Find out whether you can visit your tourist spots using the RV, what restrictions are in place, and have a clear plan for the majority of any visits you intend to make. Part of your planning should include researching campsites you are allowed to park your vehicle in for extended periods of time, and places you can dump your black water tanks and refill your water tank. You wouldn’t want to wander too far off without dealing with these two tanks, and the recommendation is to handle them frequently.
Hopefully the aforementioned tips and tricks will help you on your journey in your recreational vehicle. Remember that these apply to people who intend to permanently live in their motorhome, or anyone who is just using the truck occasionally,