Class A motorhomes are often referred to as all-inclusive, one stop shops for road trips and vacations. They are often absolutely full of amenities; in some cases they have more amenities than many Americans have in their own homes.
But Class A motorhomes owners who invite others to join them on the road will find that they might be surprised at how little they are prepared for the addition of “little” passengers. If you are used to traveling alone in your RV or with only other adults, you will find that you will need to make some adjustments to your plans, your schedule, and your packing lists when you add a few youngsters to the mix.
A To Do List for Little Passengers:
- Consider what they need on a day-to-day basis that you don’t normally have to keep on hand for road trips. This may seem obvious, but many RVers keep many of the “necessary” items stocked in the recreational vehicle and may not consider that additional items will need to be added for the little ones that will be joining in the fun. Some vital items that will come in handy with kids on road include: wet wipes, tearless shampoo, diapers, additional towels and bedding, bottles, pacifiers, etc.
- Consider the locations that you will be spending time in and bring any items that will make it easier to keep the kids safe and having a good time. For instance, if you usually spend a lot of time hanging around relaxing outdoors at campsites you will find it useful to have a playpen on hand so that you aren’t run ragged chasing after little ones too small to sit still for long without containment and too small to allow to run loose.
- Choose appropriate activities that will allow the children to be safe and have fun. Make sure that your activities are age appropriate. Bringing along the little ones may mean that you will have to adjust the plans that you typically stick to on the road. For instance, you can’t very well go rock climbing if you are in charge of toddlers. But you can alter the plans a little bit to a short, comfortable hike that the toddlers may enjoy. Or you could choose a moderately difficult hike that Class A motorhomes will have no problem getting you in place for and simply bring along one of the handy backpacks designed for kids to ride in safely for outdoor activities.
- Frequent stops may be more necessary when little ones are on the road with you in your Class A motorhomes. They not only don’t understand the concept of spending all day sitting because you are on the WAY somewhere, but some babies and little children can quickly develop digestive issues if they do not get at least some exercise and movement throughout the day. Simply plan to pull over more frequently. You don’t want to deal with digestive issues in a little one while on the road in Class A motorhomes if it can be avoided.
There are definitely new things to consider when attempting to add a little person to your road trip. But luckily, Class A motorhomes are designed to accommodate the needs of RVers of all shapes and sizes and it’s not as difficult as you might imagine to change it up just enough to make the trip fantastic for anyone…of any age.