Make RV’ing Easier in 2016

As the year winds down, it is only natural to think about the year ahead – what do you have planned for 2016? Are you going to take any big vacations when warmer weather rolls around? Even if resolutions aren’t your thing, you can still work on ways to make your travel life better in the new year. By making just a couple of basic changes to how you go about taking an RV trip, you could wind up with your most enjoyable vacations yet.

Two-way radios can come in handy when parking your RV.
Two-way radios can come in handy when parking your RV.

As an RV owner, you probably are pretty comfortable with the operation of your rig at this point in time. Once you get over the initial learning curve, RV’s are actually rather user friendly, and they only get easier to manage as time goes by and your experience goes up. If you would like to make your RV travel experience even more enjoyable (and less taxing), consider using the tips below.

Streamline Your Packing

You might think your trips would be made easier by bringing along everything you could possibly need, but the opposite tends to be true. If you can pack light and avoid overstuffing the RV, you will likely have a better time while not having to work as hard. It can be taxing to pack and unpack so much gear, and getting around the RV will be more work when you have cramped yourself with stuff in every possible corner. Think carefully about each items that comes along, and leave it at home if you aren’t absolutely sure it is necessary.

Improve Communication

You already know that setting up an RV can be a team event, especially when it comes to parking. If you are traveling with a spouse or any other person who can help get you parked and set up, two-way radios can be a great time saver. With the ability to easily communicate back and forth, you should cut out much of the time that you used to spend getting the RV positioned just right.


Perhaps the single most-important thing you can do to make your RV trips easier is to make lists for everything that you need to pack and do before leaving. Trying to remember everything off the top of your head can be stressful, and you are likely to make at least a mistake or two along the way. By making detailed lists well in advance, you should be able to get everything done before you pull out of the driveway. As an added bonus, you can keep these lists and use them trip after trip, with only minor adjustments. That way, once you have done the work of making the lists one time, you can make that work pay off for years to come.

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