“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This famous quote should be taken to heart often, but especially when you are planning an excursion in your Class A motor home. Take the time needed to plan ahead, so that you can prevent as many unknown mishaps before they occur. If you plan ahead and give your family structure, you will be able to have a most pleasurable experience in your Class A during the adventure itself!
Start your planning session by brainstorming about what you would like to do on the trip. Jot down everyone’s ideas and begin to narrow down to destinations that are Class A RV friendly. Save the other ideas for another time. Then, make sure you know the details of your budget.
Does your Class A RV have a GPS System? Use a real map, too.
Use online tools, such as Rand McNally or Triple A, to formulate an accurate path with mileage and distance. This will give you something to rely on when there is no service for your Class A RV’s GPS system. Maps are also beneficial for Class A boondocking.
Use checklists for both meal planning and packing your Class A unit
By planning meals ahead and packing sparingly, you will be ultimately saving yourself and your family money and clutter. Take a look online or at the bookstore to get recipes for RV specific meals. Plan your menus and enjoy the cooking experience.
You won’t want to over pack clothing when traveling by Class A RV. Think basics and keep your motor home uncluttered with excess items. Think about the weather of the final destination and towns along the road. Pack a hat and sunscreen, or a sweatshirt and bug spray.
Maintain checklists and keep them handy for future road trips. Adjust the lists as you see what meals and items of clothing work and what doesn’t work.
Take medications and a plan for medical needs
Look at the route you will be taking and see where your pharmacy branches are located. Fill your necessary prescriptions ahead of time, and pack a medical emergency kit with details. Keep this on hand.
Spend quality time planning your motorhome adventure. Make lists, and check them twice. Then hit the road and enjoy!