If you have chosen to rent or even buy an RV to travel around in then you have made a great choice – traveling in a vehicle like this, giving yourself the freedom to camp at any favorable looking spot and enjoy the natural surroundings is a joy and something that everyone should experience at least once. And when it comes to a family vacation, there really is nothing like the freedom and peace that an RV gives you.
However, it’s essential to have the right equipment with you if you are going to enjoy your vacation as much as possible. So what should you pack if you want to have the best possible time away from home in your RV with your family?
Even if you want to get away from it all, you will probably have some form of electronic equipment with you. It might be a cellphone or laptop, navigation equipment, or something you can cook your food on should the weather (or the rules) not permit a campfire or barbecue. If you don’t want your batteries to die so that you can’t use the equipment you brought, it’s crucial to invest in a portable generator. Before you shop for a generator, you will have to know what you are taking and how much power you will need.
If you want to save energy in your RV, you can replace all the lights with LED bulbs. They are around 90 percent more efficient than standard halogen bulbs are, and they don’t produce much heat, which is great in an RV because these vehicles can get extremely hot.
If you are traveling during the hotter summer months, then you will want to have a low-energy fan with you. Although an air conditioning unit might do a better job of keeping you cool, they just aren’t practical as they would be too noisy in a small space, and they would use up too much energy as well. Therefore a good portable fan can be ideal for keeping everyone cool. You can even mount them on your RV’s roof vents for better airflow.
Alternatively, if you are traveling in the colder winter months, then you will want to take a propane heater along with you. The last thing you want to do is shiver and try to get to sleep when it is cold, when it would be far better to get warmer and more comfortable, get a good night’s sleep, and have the energy to enjoy the next day of exploring your chosen area. Make sure you visit a propane supplier to ensure you have enough fuel with you on your trip.
Running out of water when you’re camping in your RV is something you really won’t want to do, especially if you are miles from nowhere. Opt for an aerator in your shower head and faucets, and you’ll use a lot less water overall. Not only does this save water, but it also saves money. These aerators give you great pressure, which is often something that can be missing when it comes to running water in an RV, and they are environmentally friendly, so there really is no reason why you wouldn’t want to use one.