We’ve all heard the talk about the benefits of getting one of the many RVs for sale. They’re money savers for those who like to travel and vacation, but have a budget to stick to. They’re great ways to increase the time spent with family and friends. Some even decide to make a lifestyle choice and they RV all year.
But for new RVers the transition can be difficult. What do you do after you have perused all the RV news, gathered all your RV research and identified what you want to buy…and, gulp, bought it? You no longer need to look at all the RVs for sale and ponder their existence in theory. You have one of your own. It may even be parked right in your front driveway. What do you do with it now?
First off, you can stop looking at the ads for all the other RVs for sale. You’ve made your choice. Don’t second guess it. Get out there and enjoy it!
Take a drive. Don’t leave town. Get comfortable in your new vehicle. Most people test drive before making their choice from amongst all the available RVs for sale, but they aren’t exactly comfortable until they get out and get some hours of driving under their belt.
Book a trip. No, you don’t have to call your travel agent. The most research you should need to put into your first road trip is an hour or so online. Go somewhere fairly nearby that you’ve never been. Is there a tourist attraction in your area that you’ve been ignoring for years? Is there a lake nearby that you’ve always visited with friends, but never on your own? Is there a natural wonder within a day’s drive that you have never seen? Or would like to see again?
Make a list. Make a list of items you need in your RV before you leave on your first trip and make sure all is included. But also keep a running list right there in the RV to add to as you go along. You will undoubtedly realize a few things (or possibly a lot of things) that you overlooked while you were packing for your first trip. Writing them down as you “miss” them will ensure that you have a better list to work off of next time around.
What tips can you share to ensure that new drivers get accustomed to their new RV as quickly as possible?