How to Plan the Perfect RV Holiday

John Bramer
How to Plan the Perfect RV Holiday
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Adventure holidays are booming in popularity all over the world. Whether you’re hiking, kayaking or embarking on a road trip, this type of holiday can provide so many benefits, and more people are looking to experience these pleasures for themselves. In fact, according to recent research, $282 billion was generated by the adventure holiday industry in 2021 alone.


If you’re seeking adventure on your next holiday, why not consider heading out on the open road in an RV? Not only is this type of holiday generally cheaper than a traditional trip – forgoing expensive travel and accommodation costs – but you will have greater flexibility over what you see, where you go and what you pack. 


Unfortunately, however, it’s not as easy as jumping in a motorhome and hitting the highway. RV holidays require a lot of careful planning in order for things to run smoothly. Here are three things to bear in mind next time you want to plan an RV adventure.

Find the Right Vehicle 


Unless you already have an RV ready and waiting, you’ll need to think about either renting or purchasing a vehicle. If this is your first experience of an RV adventure, it’s recommended that you hire a motorhome rather than buy one outright. However, if you’re interested in planning multiple trips of this type, it will always be cheaper investing in your own RV rather than renting each time. 


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If you are renting, keep in mind that prices will fluctuate, largely depending on the time of year you want to hire a vehicle. Prices will rise during the peak season, at which time there will also be less availability, giving you less choice over the model. Planning in advance will give you the best chance of hiring the exact type you want without having to pay a premium. 

Plan (Most) of Your Route 


Before getting behind the wheel of your RV, it’s important to at least have a rough idea of where you’ll be going and what you’ll be doing. Getting around in this type of vehicle is an entirely different holiday experience, and you’ll want to know that the roads you plan on driving along are suitable for RVs. At the same time, planning your route in advance will allow you to tick off more of the sites on your to-do list along the way, while also optimising the time you spend on the road. 


However, as any experienced roadtripper will tell you, part of the fun is allowing room for a little spontaneity. Heading out into the wilderness in an RV is a great way to connect with the natural world around you, and oftentimes it’s best to be guided by your spirit of adventure rather than a meticulously planned itinerary. Make time for a few spur of the moment detours to truly make the most of your RV adventure.

Think About Your Overnight Stops

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Pulling up and spending the night in the great outdoors is one of the real joys of an RV trip. However, there are some things you’ll need to bear in mind to ensure you can be comfortable when camping along your route. Firstly, think about how you can factor campgrounds or parking sites into your route. Doing some research online ahead of your trip will be the best way to find places to spend the night. Remember, different countries and states will have different rules on where you can and can’t park, so familiarise yourself with this information as well. 


In addition, some sites may require you to book prior to your arrival. Particularly if you’re travelling during the busier seasons, make sure you book your spots to ensure you don’t miss out.

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