Your Family’s Next RV Trip Can Be the Best One Yet

Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to plan the family’s next RV trip. Del Hatt Automotive can help by inspecting your RV and performing any services and repairs that are needed to ensure the vehicle is safe and reliable the entire trip. We have some other tips that will help make the next RV trip the best one your family has ever had. Here is what they are.

Map the Trip With Alternate Routes

Even if you are headed to the same campsite you always go to, map the trip with alternate routes to make sure that you have options available to you if something goes wrong on your normal route. You never know when road construction or a serious accident will close the highways on which you normally travel. You also never know when inclement weather will force you to change routes. Make sure you have a few different ways to get where you’re headed mapped out.

Plan Plenty of Fun and Engaging Stops

While you are mapping out your routes, make sure to plan plenty of fun and engaging stops along the way to allow the family to use the restroom and get out of the RV and move around. Stop at places that have hiking trails so everyone can get their blood circulating again, or make sure to make a stop at every eclectic roadside attraction on the way to the campsite. Getting out of the RV and having fun will keep everybody in a good mood and also help to keep you alert behind the wheel.

Avoid Junk Food and Caffeine

Speaking of staying alert, you may be tempted to consume a ton of caffeine so you can continue to drive and make it to the campsite as soon as possible. This is a bad idea, as caffeine increases aggression and will make you cranky. In fact, foods that are fatty and loaded with sugar and caffeine are a bad idea because they will make everybody in the RV agitated. Stick to healthy snacks, three square meals a day, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Have the RV Inspected Before You Leave

Finally, call us to schedule an appointment to have your RV inspected before you leave. We will make sure that you can rely on the recreational vehicle throughout your entire trip. This will avoid breaking down and the grief you will get from your family as a result.

We are Del Hatt Automotive in Poughkeepsie, NY, and we are here to help. Call us today to set up a maintenance appointment for your RV.

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