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There is a first time for everything which means all RVers started their journey at one point. Just like any motor vehicle, there is a lot to keep in mind when investing/owning an RV. It’s beneficial to know how to encounter and go about an RV road trip. What are the steps you should take? What kinds of tools are important? The following points will allow you to be aware of what to expect on your first RV road trip.

Upon Arrival…

If you’re new to the RV lifestyle, you’ll notice that every RV park offers different sites and services. Figure out if your site can arrange an escort service to assist you in situating your RV. If you are satisfied with your rig space, be sure to disconnect any towed vehicles from your RV. Also, avoid any obstacles that may interfere with the capabilities of your RV. Particularly, potholes, road bumps, slopes, plants, or low hanging branches. Some RVs provide slide-outs or awning features. Make sure there is enough space for both features to operate properly throughout your RV road trip. It is especially important to know where the electrical and sewer hookups are located on your RV. And park your vehicle so that each hookup will meet with those of the site.

Settle Your Space

Once you park and situate your RV, it’s time to settle your space. If you are driving a motorhome, start off by putting your vehicle on the parking brake then chock the wheels. Slideouts will not function without this precaution. You can then connect power to your RV. Plug the electrical shore power cord into the campsite receptacle that matches the amperage requirements of your RV. Avoid the use of extension cords and resort to an electrical adapter. Overall, follow up by making sure your electricity is functioning. Particular RVs come with manual or electronic entry steps that can be pulled out for use. Be sure to pull in the steps before returning to your RV road trip.

Generate Water Supply

Use a potable RV water hose when connecting your RV to the water supply. Attach one end of it to the tank on the side of your RV and the other end to the campground’s water supply. If your campground does not provide water supply, invest in a water pump. As for sewer, wear gloves to attach the hose to a drain outlet. Ensure that you seal your connection securely. Invest in a sewer support system. This will allow for a smoother drainage process. To save LPG, set your heater to electric mode and assure that your heater tank is full of water.

Sit Back and Relax

At Garber Communities, you can end an RV road trip with peaceful and friendly surroundings. Park your vehicle and enjoy the alluring Florida nature as seen at our sites. Take a walk on a nature trail or make a stop at the library. We offer many amenities in the hopes of pleasing our guests during every visit. To reserve your RV space, give us a call or visit our locations.

Going for a walk on your own can give you a chance to meditate. In some cases, it’s good to have “you” time, but otherwise, life is built on good relationships. And memories are stored through bonding experiences. Whenever you find yourself not knowing what to do, grab your friends and family and take a trip to the outdoors. Explore the beauty and vastness of nature. With fun and adventurous ideas, you can turn an ordinary nature trail walk into a moment you’ll never forget. There are tons of activities to invest in, especially if you have children tagging along. Here are some ideas on how to spice up your nature trail walk.

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After finally committing to the RV life, whether it be temporarily or long term, there’s much more to consider when choosing an RV than just traveling. If you’re going to haul this vehicle around with you wherever you go, factors such as comfort, style, and necessity are key. There are a variety of options when it comes to choosing an RV. Putting your priorities in place and recognizing what matters most to you will make the decision process much easier. When you combine great adventures with quality comfort, your travel experience will be even better. Here are some important factors to consider when choosing an RV.Before Choosing An RV

Drivability

Before purchasing any RV or motorhome, it is crucial that you are confident and able to drive it around. For some, bigger vehicles can be intimidating. Make sure you have enough experience on the road to handle an RV. This will ensure safety for all passengers tagging along. When traveling anywhere, traffic and sudden mishaps are bound to happen. Be prepared and expect to be confronted with a certain challenge on the road. Drivability encompasses being able to park, back out, turn, and maneuver through traffic without a problem. The bigger the vehicle, the more challenging it may be. But the more confident you are with these tactics, the easier it will be to get around.

Length and Weight

There are 3 different classes to explore when choosing an RV or motorhome: class A, class B, and class C. Each category offers its own set of luxuries. While class A is typically the largest of the three, ranging from 33-45 ft., class C is fairly similar (20-28 ft), and class B is the smallest and easiest to drive around. Length is a critical factor because there are certain roads (especially in state parks) that prohibit specific RV lengths. Be sure to note how to prevent these problems ahead of time to avoid misfortunes along the way. Length will also offer your family more living space, which then resorts to comfort. If  you plan on towing a car behind your RV or vice versa, weight is the most important factor. In order to successfully get around while towing your car or RV, be aware of the towing capacity on your vehicle.

Floor Plan

Aside from the physical benefits of choosing an RV, at the end of the day, the aspect that will mean most is comfort. With an RV that suits all your needs, you will be traveling and relaxing all at once. Choose a floor plan that meets the comforts of all attending. Whether you need a certain amount of sleeping, kitchen or entertainment space, put your priorities in place and match it up with the perfect floor plan. Consider all the necessary amenities needed for life such as bedding, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, and a washer and dryer. Prices will vary depending on the quality of your RV. There are numerous floor plans to choose from. As long as your levels of comfort are met, living in an RV will be a great experience.

Begin your Experience

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an RV, it’s never too late to accomplish. Explore the many varieties out there. Ranging from many different comforts, styles, and sizes, there is doubtlessly an RV waiting for you! With a recreational vehicle, you can travel the world with a home wherever you go. While you travel, enjoy the pleasures of many different nature parks and RV resorts. Like the resorts we offer here at Garber Communities! Visit our website and check out all our locations in Florida.

Traveling the world is a dream for most people. It’s crazy to think about all the beauty that’s left to explore on earth. But the real question is, how can you maintain financial stability while still being able to enjoy the benefits of full time traveling? There are various approaches you and your family can take to ensure a quality, enriched travel experience. Here are some of the ways you can make it happen!

Tips To Afford Full Time Traveling

Save for the Future

It can be a challenge to put priorities in place, especially with our bad spending habits, or materialistic desires. One of the most important factors of introducing full time traveling is saving up and having money available. There are tons of ways you can gather money. Whether you minimize impulsive purchases, sell some of your personal items, or work extra hours, always keep the future in mind and have your money ready to go.

Work Exchange

Sometimes, we know where we want to go and what we want to do. But when it comes to full time traveling, making sure you have a place to stay is a biggie! Work exchange is one of many methods that can offer you that luxury. A work exchange is an opportunity for travelers to stay with a local host and give a few hours of help per day in exchange for free room and board. In the RV world, it can similarly be referred to as work camping. Terms of the exchange and living arrangements vary by host. Travel to foreign areas and experience work exchange to get a feel of the different cultures and environments. Some online networks that offer work exchanges include: Help Exchange, Workaway, and World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.

Travel on a Budget

Whenever we imagine full time traveling, it most likely encompasses expensive and luxurious vacations or extravagant adventures. As overwhelming as it can be to think about how much money traveling can consist of, there are also ways to enjoy all of those benefits while paying less and maintaining a budget. With the right resources, you can have a richer travel experience that costs less. Along with planning ahead comes setting a budget that allows for you to explore more. Cut on living expenses and save up for adventure. Avoid constant flights or transportation fees. The longer you stay in one area, the more money you can save and contribute to getting familiar with a new place, its people, and its culture.

Work While Traveling

Realistically, you should plan on working or having a job that can supply an income in which you are able to afford successful long-term travel. You can explore new places and go on fun adventures all while still making money! There are many job opportunities out there that you can be a part of. Research how to get started on freelance work or apply to a job temporarily at a location near you. You can even have fun and start your own travel blog. Figure out what means most to you and apply it to your job. Working doesn’t always have to be stressful if you really enjoy it. Making money and exploring the world will make full time traveling less of a pain.

Visit Us

Looking to start small? Visit one of our Garber Communities and begin your journey of full time travel. We are a 55+ friendly environment with some family friendly communities as well. Our locations offer available RV reservations and homes for sale. Check out our website for more information. It’s never too late to start your journey!