For your next RV adventure: how to find the perfect getaway

January 5, 2015

An RV park vacation is a balanced mix of comfort, scenery and excitement. To enjoy your next adventure, here are hints to help you find the perfect getaway.
While RV’ing is as much about the journey as the destination, you’ll want to make sure you’re heading to a spot that provides everything you desire in a vacation. That could mean proximity to biking trails or nature paths, or simply being close to a small town you can explore during the day. Whatever your idea of the perfect vacation involves, there are ways to make sure you end up exactly where you want to be.

For your next RV adventure: how to find the perfect getaway

Search online for ideas

Researching online is a great way to find out everything you need to know about your desired location. Many RV websites can help you with information on Canadian RV parks and campgrounds. Here you will find information on what each site includes, such as back-to-nature basics, facilities and amenities, and internet directories to help you plan your getaway.

Make the most of mapping apps

Now that you’ve selected your destination, it’s important to choose the best route to getting there. Some destinations can be very remote so it will be helpful to have some guidance. With map apps, maps are loaded to your mobile devices, providing access everywhere, including remote locations. Mapping is helpful in providing:

  • A safe and easy route for your drive.
  • Information about campgrounds, parks and restaurants, and other points of interest.
  • Helpful checklists, address books, and tools for RVers.
  • Weather and fuel prices along your route.

Other tips for the perfect RV vacation

  • When traveling, use an RV specific route planner on your GPS. This will factor in overhead clearance and other restrictions such as which bridges, tunnels and roads won’t allow propane tanks through.
  • Consider bringing or renting bikes so you can visit nearby areas while you’re on vacation. It will help reduce fuel costs and headaches by not having to pack up the RV every time you want to run an errand or go exploring.
  • If you’ve found the perfect spot and plan on staying awhile, don’t forget to run the RV engine for a few minutes every day to keep the battery charged.
  • Check the weather before you go so you can prepare in advance for your destination. You may need to pack extra rain gear, games, and more, that could be needed.
  • Before it’s lights out, make sure the parking break is on and all the lights are off so you aren’t draining the battery.

Once you have your RV packed and your route mapped out, it’s time to put your worries aside and focus on the the journey ahead. Happy RV’ing!

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