Tips To Help You Stop Over-Packing Your RV


Many first-time RV travelers spend so much time worrying about what to put inside their home on wheels, that they over-pack the vehicle. Unfortunately, this can lead to cramped, uncomfortable quarters. To ensure that you are only packing the essentials, here are some things you should consider leaving back at home while you are on the road. 

Cooking Appliances

At home, having a lot of cooking appliances can help you create a variety of wonderful meals that your family loves. However, in a RV, too many appliances can be a nuisance. Remember, your actual counterspace is very limited and you need to focus on the essentials. Instead of packing up non-essential items, such as a waffle iron, mixer, and espresso machine, keep it simple. If you only use the cooker that is in your RV, you have more room for other items that you and your family need. 


Stocking your RV kitchen with food is not the same as it is at home. When packing food, focus on the staples and how well they can be preserved on the road. Foods, such as dried pastas and canned goods work well on the road. However, vegetables and fruits do not. If possible, focus on canned or preserved versions of these. You should also try to find foods that can be used in more than one way. For instance, rice can be used as a standalone side dish or as part of a casserole. 


The thought of being on the road and far away from the nearest store when a mechanical emergency happens is scary. However, this does not mean you should pack every tool from your garage into the RV. Keep your tool kit simple instead. For instance, items such as screwdrivers, duct tape, and flares are needed. On the other hand, your 128-piece socket wrench set is not as important. Also remember that many RV centers offer auto services.  Before you head out, make sure you know where the nearest RV center is to your planned destination. 


Having an assortment of clothes from which to choose on a daily basis is one of the perks of living in a home. However, on the road, too many clothes can take up valuable space that is better suited for other items. Everyone traveling should stick to a week's worth of clothing. 

While packing your RV, take time to carefully evaluate the importance of the items you are packing. You can also talk to your RV sales rep about his or her suggestions for what is considered to be essential on the road.

For more information, contact a professional like those at Orangewood RV Center.


29 July 2015

Keep Your Vehicle Safe

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