Summer is almost here and, no doubt, you and your family can’t wait for your summer road trip. It’s important to make sure that your RV is as ready for the trip as you are; otherwise, you run the risk of being stranded roadside. Fleet Truck & RV Repair is the only shop you need for your RV service and repair. Let’s talk about ways you can get ready for your family’s summer vacation.
Even if you are driving to the campground that you always head to each summer, check the roads to make sure there aren’t any unexpected problems, such as road construction or winter washouts. It’s a good idea to map out a second route, as well, just in case something happens on the main route. It’s also a good idea to check the weather all along the route you plan to drive to make sure you are driving into any massive summer storms that could cause problems.
To keep everybody happy, take the time to schedule plenty of stops along your route. Don’t put yourself in the mindset that you’re going to drive straight there. This not only tires you out and makes you a danger behind the wheel, but it also tires out the family and makes them cranky. Plan fun things to do all along the route so that you are stopping every couple of hours and getting out of the RV for at least 15 minutes.
Activities should include things that make you move, such as taking quick hikes or walks, stopping at roadside attractions that require you to be active, or just stopping to play frisbee with the dog for about 15 minutes. The more you keep the blood circulating the happier everyone will remain and you will avoid arguments that distract you from your driving. Staying active also keeps you more alert behind the wheel.
Because you are planning frequent stops, there is no excuse not to stay hydrated. It’s important that you drink water all day long to ensure that you remain alert and aware behind the wheel. It’s also important that the family stay hydrated so that they, again, avoid getting cranky and start arguing and driving you crazy.
Avoid Sugary/Fatty Foods
Throughout the trip, it’s important to avoid sugary and fatty foods. These not only make you tired, but they also affect your mood. It’s also important to avoid caffeine as much as possible because just like sugar, the caffeine will make you alert for the time being but you’ll crash much harder when it wears off. Drink water and eat healthy meals and snacks.
Service Your RV
Finally, as we mentioned above, servicing your RV before your trip will ensure that you don’t end up stranded on the side of the road. If your RV breaks down, you will not only be frustrated by this but also by having to deal with an angry family. Servicing the RV also makes sure it is safe to drive, which helps you prevent the risk of accidents.
Fleet Truck & RV Repair is the best RV service shop in Great Falls, MT. Schedule an appointment for an RV service today.