RV Trip Tips for a Fun Family Summer Vacation

Midlane Truck & Trailer Repair has your RV covered before you head out on your family’s summer vacation. We will inspect your RV from top to bottom to make sure that everything is okay. Nothing is worse than getting stranded on your way to the campgrounds. We can help you avoid that. We also have the following tips below to ensure that your summer vacation is the best one ever.

Plan Accordingly

Make sure to plan accordingly. Make certain to map your route and alternate routes just in case something goes wrong and you need to find another way to get to the campgrounds. Check for road construction and check the weather report all along the route to make sure you aren’t going to get stuck in any unforeseen traffic or other problem.

Use Rest Stops

Make sure to plan plenty of rest stops along the way. Don’t just stop at the rest areas. Also, plan fun stops that will get the entire family out of the RV and moving around. This helps keep you refreshed and alert and prevents your family from getting tired and cranky. You’d be surprised how much fun stops will prevent the “Are we there yet?” questions.

Don’t Drive Angry

It’s important that you stay cool and collected behind the wheel. If the kids are arguing in the back, pull over and resolve the situation rather than drive while you are getting angry. Angry driving is aggressive driving, and you may unintentionally put yourself and your family in danger if you allow something to frustrate you while you are operating the RV.

Keep Hydrated

Because you have planned plenty of rest stops, there’s no excuse not to keep hydrated. Make sure you drink plenty of water while you are on your trip. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks do not hydrate as well as water does. Plus, the caffeine will make you more aggressive and short-tempered. Keeping yourself hydrated keeps you alert and your spirits up. Make sure the family drinks plenty of water, too.

Avoid Getting “Hangry”

Don’t allow yourself to get hangry. Stop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and eat plenty of healthy snacks along the way. Nuts, trail mix, and string cheese are all high in protein and will satisfy you between meals. Avoid fried and fatty foods while you are driving, and stay away from sugary snacks that will make you more tired in the end.

Finally, Midlane Truck & Trailer Repair is the best truck repair shop in Eugene, OR, so schedule an appointment for your RV with our shop before your trip. As we said above, we will inspect your RV from top to bottom and service anything that needs to be serviced.

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