Since you’re going to be on an RV, you may be thinking that you don’t need to hold back with the things you’re bringing along, since space and weight won’t be an issue. Well, it’s true that you have more freedom to bring whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean you should just dump everything on your RV.
The goal is still to bring only the things that are essential. Otherwise, your RV will be too cluttered and it would defeat the purpose of you having a stress-free and relaxing trip.
So the next time you’re going on an RV adventure, leave these 3 things:
It may sound tempting to bring along your waffle iron, coffee maker or your rice steamer because they’ll make cooking on the road easier. But come to think of it, you’ll more likely to end up with more work because you’ll be cleaning afterwards!
It’s wise to plan your meals ahead, aiming for recipes that won’t require a full kitchen. You don’t want to spend hours in your trailer kitchen preparing a meal! A couple of plates, some silverware, 1 pot and 1 pan should suffice for your trip!
Keep in mind that you went on this trip to relax and take a break from your daily grind. Bringing electronics such as video games, kindles and tablets will only take away from the purpose of your vacation.
Sure, you can bring your cellphone for emergency purposes and for taking photos, but as much as possible, it’s best to keep away from electronics during the trip. During down times, look for fun ways to connect with yourself or with your mates without the use of technology – have deep conversations, play board games, or sing and dance along to some music.
To keep yourself entertained, bring a book to read or a journal to write your experiences in.
Firewood is heavy and takes up plenty of space in the trunk, so it’s best to leave it at home. You might think that firewood is expensive when purchased somewhere else, but just think about the cost of the gas you’ll be saving lugging it around.
Plus, most campgrounds discourage bringing your own firewood, as it may introduce foreign insects to the campground that may disturb the area’s natural ecosystem.
So the next time you plan on an RV adventure, leave these 3 things at home and just focus on relaxing and having fun!
Daniel J. Smith is a survival expert. Having lived the outdoor life since he was very young, he loves sharing his expertise about camping, hiking, traveling, RV living and many more. He has also started his own company called OutBright, which will soon be selling products that cater to campers, hikers, travellers and all outdoor-loving adventurers.