5 Essential Hacks for Your Next RV Adventure

What’s better than RV adventures? Well, nothing. But here’s the deal. Planning is never fun (unless of course you’re a Type A personality), but it’s essential to having a blast on your next RV trip. Whether you’re a seasoned camper, or brand new to the lifestyle, here are 5 hacks you can’t miss.

1. Google Maps is Everything

Wherever you are, Google Maps has been there! Plan out your trip, especially if you are making several stops or if you plan to see any attractions on the way. Also, it’s a good idea to look into gas prices on the road, if you’ll be going through multiple states you might want to check into prices and find the best gas stations so you can put those on your route. Okay, so why is this important? Save money, get there faster, arrive in one piece. Important!

2. Things to Do & See

While you’re planning your route, think of some places you’d like to stop and see. Even if you’re going on a short road trip there might be a neat attraction you can visit. Sometimes small towns even have fun things to do. If you find a lot of attractions you’d like to see, consider being spontaneous. It can also be fun just to stop off at something you see on a billboard. The benefit of researching is that you know exactly what you’re getting into. But sometimes that’s half the fun!

3. Are We There Yet?

Plan road games and activities! Take to Pinterest if you have small children riding along. There are plenty of great ideas to help keep them entertained. If you’re traveling alone or with adults, consider bringing a laptop with some DVDs, a kindle to read, or other fun road-friendly hobbies. Also, don’t forget the snacks. This is imperative if you have children, but even if you don’t, a good bag of snacks can make or break a road trip.

4. Pack it Up

Don’t be a procrastinator, pack early and often. Many supplies, such as food and travel size toiletries can be packed or put in an RV without disrupting your current daily needs. Make a checklist and get to checking! It should include specific items such as clothing, food, drinks, eating utensils, towels. Yeah, you get the picture. Again, Pinterest has some great guides to help you get started. Also, don’t lose your checklist!

5. It Might Be Last- But Safety First

As with any recreational activity, it is important to remember that there are some risks associated with traveling by RV, especially in areas that you are unfamiliar with.  For that reason, a number of steps should be taken to protect your safety.  Be sure to leave an itinerary with someone that you know and trust, always be aware of your surroundings, always keep a cell phone nearby, and be sure to have a fully stocked first aid kit.

5 RV Camping Hacks You Can’t Miss

It’s officially camping season in Florida. We know you’re ready to get on the open road, but before you do we have 5 RV camping hacks you won’t want to miss. It’ll make your experience more enjoyable and your RV neighbors will think you’re the smartest campers on the block. You don’t even have to give us credit!

1. A Badge of Honor 
You can get these simple badge holder clips at any office supply store. They are great for holding name tags, badges and backstage passes to your shirt. They are also great for hanging outdoor lights around your RV awning. Don’t bother spending tons of money on clips when these will do the job. No one will know the difference and you’ll save loads of money on your new decor so you can upgrade to the fancier hanging lights. 
2. Don’t Be a Square
Actually, sometimes it’s okay to be a square! If you’re running out of room for food storage in your RV, consider switching things in round containers to reusable square containers. They stack and store much easier, plus it’s a great excuse to use a label maker. Now we’re wondering what the plan for these chocolate chips is. Cookies, anyone?  
3. Command Beauty 
Decorating your RV doesn’t have to be expensive. Hang curtains in your RV with command hooks. You can even paint them to match the curtain rods, your wall or the curtains themselves. Now that’s decor done right. 
4. Scramble More- Scrub Less
This idea is basically genius. Grab an old coffee creamer bottle and wash it out (no one likes french vanilla eggs), and then crack eggs into it. As you crack the eggs, take a marker and mark how many eggs have gone in. This way you can make the perfect amount for everyone without ever dirtying up a bowl. Breakfast is served. 
5. Let’s Hang Out
We’re pretty sure you’ll be the most popular person at the RV park with these ideas. Speaking of hanging out, most people forget the space-saving awesomeness of hanging things. Use this mesh storage system in your shower, behind the door in your bathroom, in your bedroom or anywhere something can hang. It’s a great place to store odds and ends, plus it keeps them out of the way. It’s a win-win all around.
What amazing RV camping hacks do you have? Share them with us!