Roadtrip Round The USA: The Basics
If you’re one that likes to hit the roads and see all there is to see, then you have to take a trip around the USA. You won’t be short of things to do, and you’re sure to come back with hundreds of stories to tell your grandchildren one day.
Here a some of the essentials you need for a safe trip.
Make sure your RV is healthy before you leave! Schedule a basic maintenance checkup to be certain that everything is running how it should. Inspect your tires and give them rest up until you leave. It’s also wise to get a brand new battery for your vehicle, just to be sure. It wouldn’t be too great to break down in the middle of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. (Although it’d make a hell of a story!)
When driving every day, you are bound to get tired and need to refuel both you and your RV. Instead of the usual hour pause, why not pop into an RV park. These are made especially for travellers that want to take it easy for a few nights. There are RV parks in Galveston, TX, and many other places throughout the US so keep an eye open.
Map Out An Idea
Many people want to keep their road trips spontaneous, so don’t plan out exactly where they want to go, which is understandable. But consider mapping out where you are starting from, then every time you reach your next stop, join the dots up. That way you can at least see where you’ve been. (Especially if you’re planning on driving past Area 51 in Nevada…)
Don’t Get Hungry
Be sure to pack plenty of food along the way. When you hit the open roads, there won’t be many shops around, so if you’re running low, make sure you restock so you never find yourself hungry. You could even stop to grab a bite at the famous American Road Trip Bar & Grill, in Yucaipa, CA.
When you’re driving, make sure you never take your eyes off the road. After long periods of time of being on the same route, it may get boring, and you’ll want to zone out. -Don’t, unless you’re planning on pulling over! Many accidents happen every day from people getting out their phone while they’re driving. Don’t let that be you. If you need a break to clear your head and stretch your legs; pull over or stop at the next gas station.
First Aid Kit
You should always have a First Aid Kit in your vehicle, let alone if you’re going to travel. We always hope that we won’t be put in a situation where we need to use it – but you never know, so always have one handy.
Most of all – have fun! This is going to be a great adventure that you will never forget, so make the most of it. Take pictures, make videos and meet new people.