Get The Most Out Of Your RV Vacation

Vacation time is valuable to all of us. Time away from work and the everyday stresses and worries of life at home is time to be treasured and made the most of. By spending a bit of time planning in advance of your RV holiday to Lone Mountain you can get even more out of your vacation as well as avoiding some of the common pitfalls.

Plan a route

Being a free spirit when you hit the road and going where the wind takes you does have a certain appeal. However, when you are limited by time and want to see the best of what an area has to offer it is advisable to plan a route before leaving home. This applies to the route you will use to travel from A to B, but also where you want to visit when you reach your destination if you are staying in an area for more than one night.

This is especially true around Lone Mountain as there are so many great sights to see. By reading up on what you think meets your interests before you arrive means you have more time to spend actually seeing the sights when you are here! Check out our list of great things to see and do near Lone Mountain to help you plan.

Breakdown cover

According to Good Sam ESP, statistics show that 1 in 5 RVs break down after just 14 months and nearly all motor homes require major repairs after 8 years. Although your RV may seem fine as you roll out of your driveway at the start of your vacation, a few hundred miles down the road you may find that you have a problem. To avoid facing costly emergency repairs and lengthy delays it is a good idea to organize breakdown cover before you leave home.

Travel insurance

Breakdown cover will ensure your RV is well looked after if it takes a turn for the worse, but be sure you know what to do to stay safe should this happen while out on the road. However, you will also need to get travel insurance to cover yourself and other passengers travelling inside the RV. There is a great deal of choice when it comes to travel insurance and the comparison sites are the best way to find the best deals out there that meet your requirements. Make sure you check the various options such as annual or single trip policies, age restrictions, length of journey, medical cover, valuables limits, cancellation or curtailment cover, personal liability, emergency assistance and excess levels.

Know your RV

You might be ready for vacation but is your RV? If your RV is new or hired, make sure you spend a bit of time getting to know the van. Whether it is new or old make sure it is well maintained. This is an important step to ensure that you have a trouble-free trip. Inspect all the belts and hoses for cracking, especially on the radiator. Check your headlights, turn signals and tires. Take a look at all your hitch and towing equipment. Check your fire extinguishers and smoke alarms. It is also a good idea to install a deadbolt door lock on your RV if you don’t already have one. Taking a few precautionary measure before you hit the road could help to avoid a visit from your breakdown cover mechanic!

Book ahead

During peak season the RV sites in Oregon can get really booked up. It is advisable to book ahead to ensure you have a site to spend the night. This could save you hours of your precious vacation time which could be wasted trawling around sites trying to find somewhere with space for you. It also means that you can pick your favorite site, and perhaps even secure the best location in that site!

Ready to be remote

An RV vacation in Oregon will undoubtedly involve driving through some remote areas, and you may even decide that you want to spend a bit of time enjoying the peace and quiet that these remote and undisturbed areas can provide. These remote locations can be beautiful and tranquil but bear in mind that you will be a long way away from civilization and the comforts and securities that it provides. As such it is a good idea to pack a few things that you might find useful in the ‘wilderness’. Items such as a flashlight, spare batteries, fresh water, tinned food, warm clothes, a First Aid kit, and a toolkit.

Ready to go

Now that you are fully prepared all that is left for you to do is enjoy your vacation at Lone Mountain. We look forward to welcoming you!

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