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5 Helpful Tips for Rookie RVers

The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom of owning an RV has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely popular among  many over the years.  If you just purchased your first RV, congratulations!!    Whether you are a Rookie RV-er or a “Seasoned” RV-er, these tips can be very helpful for all RVers.

Here are 5 Tips for Rookie RVers

Learn how your rig works before hitting the road!

You’ll be thankful later that you took the time to learn your way around. There’s a small list of things to test and check before hitting heading out. Even with a new RV, it’s a good idea to confirm your systems are all working well in the driveway.

Plan your route

Half of the fun of a road trip is the planning! Spend time researching points of interest and booking campsites nearby. Don’t forget to plan your actual road route as well. Always check for road conditions before you leave so there are no surprises along the way.

Pack light

Yes pack light, but don’t forget to pack the essentials. Unfortunately, what you need to pack differs for everyone. Consider factors like the length of your trip, the size of your rig, and whether you are staying in Canada or will be crossing the border. Remember to pack the appropriate tools for minor repairs that might happen on the road.

Drive slowly

Slower than you want to. Towing a trailer is a lot different than driving a sports car through the city—especially if your road trip takes you through winding mountain roads. It’s okay to go a little below the speed limit if you aren’t comfortable. Just stay to the right to let faster vehicles pass you.

Talk to your RV neighbors

Always ask for advice! RVers are some of the friendliest people in the world, in our opinion. Everyone has a story to share around the campfire or a tip that will make your trip a little easier. Start chatting!


Now that you have these 5 helpful Rookie tips, you are all set to hit the road. The RV lifestyle is more popular than ever. Why not jump on the trend you’ve been dying to try?!

Do you have some other helpful tips to share?  Feel free to leave them in the comments for other fellow RVers.

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