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5 Ingredients for the Best Family RV Road Trips

5 Ingredients for the Best Family RV Road Trips

By Alycia Downs

Jul 27, 2020

RV road trips are the ultimate adventure! Here are a few key ingredients and road trip tips to make your next family vacation one they’ll remember forever.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many movies made about road trips? My guess is because they make for the ultimate adventure! Ever-changing sights, roadside attractions, beautiful destinations, and family memories to last a lifetime. Even when nothing goes according to plan, RV road trips can turn out better than the most planned-out vacation itinerary. Here are a few key ingredients and road trip tips for the ultimate family RV road trips.

  • Plan the important things, but leave room to be surprised. Especially if it’s your first time planning RV road trips, you’ll need to have a few critical bases covered. Navigational guides, RV gear and equipment, first aid kit, an owner’s manual for your rig, and routes with sufficient fuel stops. A little pre-planning will go a long way in avoiding unnecessary headaches on the open road.
  • Consider a peer-to-peer rental. Similar to booking a vacation home, booking a privately-owned RV might have perks over a traditional rental dealership.
  • Make use of visitor’s guides. Whether you’re visiting a national park or hitting one of the popular scenic road trip circuits, there are plenty of free resources available online with tips and ideas to enhance your trip.
  • Pick up tips from other campers. By chatting with your friendly neighbors, you could discover game-changing RV and road trip tips you never knew about. Hidden gems, helpful hacks, and more.
  • Make it fun! It can be easy to get swept away with time constraints and calculating mileage, but remember—the important part is spending time together. Liven up your campsite with twinkle lights, an outdoor rug, and colorful chairs. Bring lawn games, puzzles, and board games for some interactive fun. Take the time to get out and explore the area.

The best family road trips are still ahead of you! Get the family involved in the planning process and you could even make a countdown to help build the excitement. Happy road-tripping!

Alycia Downs
Alycia Downs
Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at or on Instagram @tideandtale.