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5 Things You Should Leave Behind on Your Next Road Trip

Sure, when it comes to planning the perfect road trip, you want to be prepared; you don’t want to be caught without the right tool or the perfect snack, after all. But if there’s one thing that can ruin a trip (and your fuel economy), it’s a packed-too-tight and way-too-cluttered RV. So before you head out on the road, make sure you’re not including these items.


Yeah, you might end up paying more for that stack of wood than you’d like to, but that savings doesn’t really make up for the mess and hassle of hauling your own timber. Not only do the logs dirty up your RV and take up precious storage room, they also weigh a ton! Not great for fuel economy. Buy your wood on the go for the perfect road trip.

Food Storage

Sure, it’s not a bad idea to have some snacks and easy-to-prepare foods on hand, but you don’t need a year’s worth of canned food in your RV pantry. Chances are, you’ll be hitting up roadside cafes and making fun family meals along the way and those cans of kidney beans will never see the light of day. Do yourself a favor and only take what you need for your meals.

Water Tanks

For most trips, you’ll be able to connect to a campground’s water supply, so there’s likely not a huge need to lug around hundreds of gallons of water. Not only are these tanks super heavy, but they’re also just a hassle. You could literally bring another couple people on the trip with the weight and room you’ll save on water tanks.

A Tool Garage

Of course, a few handy tools are important to have along in case of emergency, but you likely don’t need to include your shed’s entire cache. A basic tool kit, with some duct tape thrown in for good measure should do you just fine. Before packing a tool, ask yourself how likely it is that you’ll need it, and what exactly the tool is for.

Bad Moods!

If you’ve got a bad attitude about an RV trip, crammed quarters and long hours on the road will just make things worse. So before you pull out, make sure you’re only including optimistic attitudes and free spirits! Road trips are about the journey, not the destination; only bring people who can appreciate that!

This information is for educational purposes. VIARV shall not be responsible nor retain liability for RVer’s use of the provided information. Prior to making any RV service decision, you are advised to consult with an RV professional.

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