Road Trip Planning

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Even though it’s early in the season, it’s a good time to start planning for your spring trips. Some RV parks fill up fast, so if you have a favorite, it’s a good idea to make reservations if the park accepts reservations. And, it’s also a great idea to check into the places you want to see along the way so that you don’t have to hurry to arrive at your destination. You could extend travel time by a day or two if you find something that is a “must see” on the way.

Find the Way

If you want to visit a specific place, plan your route. You could even explore routes with an app from roadtrippers.com. Find campsites, nightclubs, nature hikes and more along the way. Don’t forget to leave time to visit unexpected findings along the way.

RV Parks

If you don’t want to make reservations because you don’t want to be tied down to a time frame, find parks in the area you expect to be in. Have their phone numbers written down so that you can call a couple hours ahead of time to ensure they have an open spot. If you’re the type who has to be on a tight schedule, make reservations ahead of time. Recreation.gov will help you find and book campsites.

More Apps

You can use TripIt to create an itinerary so that all of the different plans and reservations are kept in one place. This saves the time of hunting for the right email later on. The app will keep locations and confirmation numbers in one place. It will also create the best route between stops using Google Maps and turn-by-turn driving directions.

Along The Way will help you find shopping, a bathroom, a place to grab a coffee or sodas and anything else you might want to stop for on the way. If you want to find the cheapest gas on your route, use Gasbuddy. And, to find the perfect restaurant for the times you don’t want to eat fast food or cook yourself along the way, use Opentable.

Visit Leisure Time RV

Be sure to plan a trip to Leisure Time RV to pick up any RV accessories you may need and to have your RV serviced or de-winterized before you head out on the road.

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