Before you hit the road, follow these five easy steps to plan your perfect RV adventure:
Plan Your Journey In Advance:
Lessen your stress on the drive by knowing where you're going. Whether you take the scenic route or travel by freeway, map out your route in advance with software such as Microsoft Streets & Trips. You can plot your course, determine your travel time and estimate your fuel expenses before you even leave the house. You can also plot out a comprehensive list of restaurants, gas stations, attractions and other points of interest along the way.
Proper Maintenance Is Key:
A quick once-over of the RV will save you the headache of getting stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Before you leave, be sure to check the fluids and make sure the air pressure in your tires is at the recommended levels. Nothing can throw a monkey wrench in your travel plans faster than mechanical problems.
Reserve Your Spot In Advance:
Your RV neighbors may have booked their parking spots months in advance, so be sure to call ahead to reserve a spot. You'll save time, fuel and the stress of having to drive around to find last-minute accommodations.
Preparation Is Essential:
Make a list and check it twice because preparation is crucial while on the road. Stocking up for the trip in advance will help you maintain a healthy and consistent diet, while steering away from unnecessary impromptu purchases. Purchase groceries at your local supermarket to avoid stopping for fast food. Prior to leaving, make sure your RV's emergency kit is stocked and you have plenty of water.
Avoid The Dreaded "Are we there yet?" Question:
Show them where they are along the way with Microsoft Streets & Trips with GPS Locator so they can see exactly how far you've traveled and how long each leg of the trip will take. The product can also help keep you on track with spoken directions, automatic rerouting and large on-screen directions.
For additional information about Microsoft Streets & Trips, please visit www.microsoft.com/streets/travel.