If you are new to driving an RV in the United States, you may be unsure about the process. Many customers also have concerns about whether the vehicles are difficult to drive. We have put together a quick guide to help you prepare for your first RV holiday in the US.
The good news is, you will have plenty of options for camping in the United States. For those driving smaller vehicles without kitchen and bathroom facilities, it is a good idea to stay at an RV park, where all these amenities will be provided. There are generally RV parks at most major tourist sites, as well as surrounding cities and towns across the country.
If you are planning on visiting any national parks, you will find they also offer campgrounds. However, these are generally not powered sites. Many still offer bathroom facilities however. You'll find campgrounds at popular national parks such as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite in California and Denali in Alaska.
Read more about US RV parks and campgrounds.
When temperatures are forecast to be below 35 degrees, the RV rental company will winterize the vehicle before you collect it. This is a process that involves draining all the water from the vehicle and pumping the system with anti-freeze. This is a precautionary measure to protect the vehicle's plumbing system against freezing conditions.
Read more about winterizing your RV.
If you are unsure, make sure you ask a representative from the motorhome rental company about how you empty waste water from the vehicle. You'll need to find a designated dump station, where you will also be able to refill the water tank.
The process of emptying waste water from the vehicle is simple enough. Simply plug one side of the waste water hose into the side of the rv, and the other into the drain.
Read more about how to empty waste water from your RV.
For people who are new to driving RVs, it can be a bit challenging. With a little patience, caution and practice you should have no trouble traveling by RV. We've put together a few basic driving tips to help you prepare for your journey: