Planning is essential with any vacation, and it's equally essential with an RV vacation. Sure, you'll be saving money by not booking hotel rooms but you still need to find locations at which you can park for the night. A little planning can go a long way in ensuring your trip goes smoothly.
1. Map Out A Route
This isn't necessarily a hard route that you'll never deviate from, but it should outline the places you want to go and optimal routes for getting to them. This will also help you avoid construction and paying excess tolls — while letting you go the scenic route (if that's what you want). It’s likely that you’ll change your route along the way, but having a plan is essential.
2. Create a Budget
Knowing how much money you have to spend will allow you to return from your trip with a sense of peace. You'll know exactly how much is on your credit card or still in your wallet, and won't be surprised when you check your bank account. Do a pen and paper budget, listing how much you plan to spend and then estimating expenses. Keep track as you go so that you can move money from the “souvenir” line to the “maintenance” line if you have to get a new tire.
3. Get RV Insurance
Purchasing insurance for your recreational vehicle should be a part of your overall budget. Not only will you need insurance as you drive the vehicle, but this coverage also comes in handy if your RV gets damaged while on the road. A good RV Insurance policy helps give you peace of mind, knowing that you are insured in the event of a worst case scenario.
4. Update Your Smartphone Apps
Chances are you already have favorite weather, map, gas station and coupon apps that you use regularly. Do a quick update to make sure everything is in order for your trip and add your destination to relevant apps so that you can check weather and gas prices with just a few taps of your fingers.
Are you covered? Call Lowe & Associates Insurance at 205-669-7333 for more information on Columbia, AL Recreational Vehicle Insurance.