Few things are as American as the road trip. The statistics even prove it: nearly 80% of Americans plan on taking some kind of road trip this summer.
Most likely you want to take a road trip this year too. If you want to take a road trip but don't want to stay at hotels, an RV is a great alternative. It lets you have some of the comfort and amenities of home, while also being near nature.
Ready to take an RV road trip?
If you're looking to go RVing in the USA, you need to know these tips to make your trip a success.
Choose the Right RV
What's the right RV for you? If you're already an RV owner, you already have your answer. However, if you're new to RVing, it's good to know the different types of RVs that are available to you.
Travel trailers and fifth-wheel trailers are towable, and require an SUV or truck to tow them. Make sure your vehicle has the towing capacity to tow these.
Motorhomes are driveable RVs. There are a lot of different motorhomes to choose from. They fall into one of three classes: Class A, Class B, and Class C.
Class A motorhomes are the largest and most feature-rich. These RVs are as big as buses and may be around 40 feet long. They are either gas or diesel-powered.
Class A motorhomes are the epitome of luxury when it comes to RVs. They offer multiple sleeping arrangements and defined living and dining spaces.
They often offer additional luxury amenities. These may include recliners, multiple slideouts for additional living space, high-definition television and audio systems, and larger stoves and refrigerators.
Class C is the next step down in size. Class C motorhomes are usually around 20-30 feet in length. Class C motorhomes can be identified by their overhead cabin above the driver and passenger seats.
Class C motorhomes may not have all the luxuries of a Class A motorhome, but they are more fuel efficient and easier to drive.
Finally, there are Class B motorhomes. These are the smallest and most maneuverable of motorhomes. Class B RVs are also called campervans.
Class B motorhomes are usually not much longer than 20 feet. They may have a small bathroom and a little storage space. While not suitable for large families, Class B motorhomes are great for singles or couples.
Plan Your Route
Where do you want to go? National parks, beaches, historic sites, and scenic areas are always popular destinations with RVers.
Your destination is important, but so is the route you need to take there. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to see the sights and safely make your trip. You don't want to rush your way to your destination and risk an accident, especially if the weather is inclement.
You also need to consider where you will be staying. The size of your RV is a big factor in determining where you will be able to stay. Not every RV park or campground is equipped to handle large Class A motorhomes.
Don't forget about your needs too. What amenities do you desire in your RV park? The longer you stay in a place, the more likely you are going to want certain amenities.
At Canopy RV Resort, we have a lot of amenities for your RVing needs. We have multiple dog parks for your canine companions. There are also multiple walking trails for you to get out and stretch your legs.
We have six bathhouses throughout the resort. We also have community spaces such as pavilions, BBQ pits, and a coffee bar.
Whatever your needs are, we can make your stay a pleasant one.
Create a Budget
Budgeting is an important part of any RV trip. If you don't own your RV, you need to take into consideration the cost of renting your RV.
Other RV trip planning costs you need to consider include:
Diesel or gas prices
Campground or RV park fees
Food costs (groceries and dining out)
Don't forget about the other costs of your RV, such as the cost of cleaning supplies, repair or maintenance costs, new tires, air conditioning coolant, and anything else needed to make your trip safe.
Finally, you may need to stock up on additional supplies such as a first aid kit, bedding, toiletries, utensils, cookware, and outdoor equipment such as a grill, tables, and chairs.
While some of these costs may be out of your control, food costs are something you can limit. Instead of dining out every day, consider buying your own groceries and preparing your own meals. If you need some recipe inspiration for your RV road trip, check out this list of food ideas.
Make sure you leave some wiggle room for unexpected expenses. This could be anything from an emergency repair to rising fuel costs.
RVing in the USA
RVing in the USA is a pastime many folks are passionate about. When looking for a place to call their home away from home, they need an RV park that has all of the essential amenities and more.
Canopy Luxury RV Resort is more than a place to park your RV. Our gorgeous, spacious location offers convenience and comfort. We have full hookups for water, electricity, sewerage, and high-speed internet. We also offer a resort-style pool, an exercise facility, and recreational activities.
Make a reservation today.