You love your family and they love you; except when you’re cooped up in the RV for days on end. The kids argue, your spouse gets irritable, and you get tired of it all. What seemed like a good idea at the time you bought the RV has now turned into a venue for the worst family vacations ever. How can you make your next family RV vacation enjoyable? Midlane Truck & Trailer Repair has the following advice.
Unfortunately for the kids and you java-junkies, studies show that things such as junk food and caffeine increase irritability. Even though you’re on vacation and it’s fun to cheat, it’s important to stay on a healthy diet and drink plenty of water – not coffee and soda – water. Your mood and endurance improve when you eat small healthy meals and snacks throughout the day and remain hydrated. Don’t allow triggers to spoil the trip. Alcohol, caffeine, fat and sugar trigger irritability and tiredness, so stock your RV up with plenty of water to drink and high-protein, low-fat healthy foods.
People won’t drink water all day if they have to ask for multiple restroom stops or fear they’ll overflow your RV’s toilet storage tank. It’s important to take breaks throughout the day. This not only allows everyone including the dog to get out of the RV and walk around; it also gives you the opportunity to schedule some fun throughout the day to keep the family’s spirit high. Map your trip along roads where there is plenty to see at each stop. Then, stop every two hours so everyone can get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy roadside tourist destination. This will keep the mood high in the RV.
Plan for Extra Time
Nothing is worse than piling into the RV, hitting the road and pushing the pedal to the metal until you get there. This not only solicits the, “Are we there yet?” irritation; it also increases anxiety. Your spouse and kids do not appreciate your mission. They view you as being stressed so they stress. Plan for extra time to keep things calm. Plan for the two-hour breaks discussed above. Plan for a dinner stop each night. Plan for emergencies, and plan for unexpected stops if the kids see something they want to check out. In other words, plan to keep your family entertained and in good spirits throughout the trip.
Finally, avoid stalls by having your RV inspected prior to your trip by Midlane Truck & Trailer Repair. We’re located in Eugene, OR, and you call us at 541-246-9551.