Plan Ahead for Your Summer RV Trip

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Summer will be here before you know it. The kids will be out of school and it will be time to take that summer trip. First, you have to plan for it. Planning ahead is best for most things, but if you’re taking a RV trip in the summer, you will certainly want to start planning immediately. There are so many things to consider that are best if not left for the last minute.


If you own a RV, then you are one step ahead in saving for vacation costs. You can avoid paying for hotels, if you want. You can attach all you need to your vehicle so that you don’t have to rent it, you can cook your own meals in the RV, and more. However, this doesn’t prevent all costs. Gas is usually an issue, as is money for food, camping grounds if it is your plan to camp, RV parks, and unforeseen expenses. Additionally, if you book something well in advance, you may find rare and exciting deals and limited-time-offers that save you a good amount of money, overall. So, how much are you willing to spend on the summer trip? That is a question you’ll want to answer now, rather than later.


Summer is a busy time for nearly every single vacation spot. That means that reserved areas may go fast. Waiting until the last minute may mean you get little, or even nothing of what you want. Timing can sometimes mean everything. Many specials are only available for a limited time, and it can also be time consuming to search for them. Start as early as you possibly can. That way, not only can you find and get the reservations you want, but you can avoid the crowds you want to avoid, get deals on things that cost more if you book closer to the date of the event, and much more.


Sometimes these trips call for preparation. You might need to do some shopping beforehand. That takes time from your schedule and more money from your pockets. You may have to take the RV in for some preparatory maintenance and checks before taking it on the road. Plus, unexpected expenses and issues can arise, too. You may need to invest in travel insurance as a precaution, in case something happens while you’re on the road, or even before—you may find that you reserved a place to stay and you cannot make it, thus risking some extra fees for cancellations. These preparations can take time for which you simply don’t want to be pressed. Give yourself plenty of it so that you’re spending the few days before your trip excited, rather than stressed by planning.

If you’re planning your summer vacation, whether you’re coming in your RV or not, visit Bethy Creek. We have camping sites, RV sites, lodging, fishing, boat rentals, and deals on all this and more. Start planning your trip now before the summer gets in full swing.