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How To Plan Your Great American Road Trip In Your RV

Last updated 7 years ago

There’s nothing more American than hitting the open road for a well-deserved vacation. It’s a buyer’s market, and used RVs are more affordable than ever. But once you've picked up that slightly used RV, how should you plan your road trip?

One of the advantages of an RV is that you don't have to commit yourself to an exact itinerary. But it’s still a good idea to make a list of all the sights you want to see, just to make sure you don’t miss anything. Here are some tips for planning your trip:

Make a List
Starting and ending points are a good way to begin. Then add stopping points along the way, including friends and family you plan to visit and dates you intend to keep.

Use a Route Planner
These can help you find campgrounds, parks and other places of interest. You can even select options like “avoid toll roads.” Route planners are commonly available through associations like the FMCA.

Make Reservations
Some, but not all, campgrounds accept reservations. Make some reservations at particular places you'd like to see, but don't over-plan. Maintaining some flexibility in your plan makes for a more enjoyable trip.

Pick Up Supplies
A good atlas and maybe some tour guides for states you plan to travel through will help you find additional campgrounds, scenic routes and other helpful information. Knowledge about the areas you’re traveling through will only increase your enjoyment of the trip.

If you've recently picked up a used RV, or even if you've only thought about owning a motorhome, there’s no better time to get behind the wheel and see the country. And there’s no better place to buy or service your motorhome or RV in Las Vegas than Johnnie Walker RV. Come on down, visit us online or call (702) 529-2194 for more information.


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