Summer RV Travel Tips!

RVing in the Summer
Imagine escaping to Florida in your RV this summer!

Did you just recently purchase an RV?  Or, are you a seasoned RVer?  Either way, you may be interested in taking an RV trip this summer. As with any other season, there are a number of steps that you can and should implement to improve the overall enjoyment and safety of your upcoming RV trip.

Perhaps, the most important step that you should take, before leaving in your RV this summer is to have it inspected.  Is your motor home fit to travel during the summer?  Most are, but it is also to be sure it is safe for longer distance travel.  If your summer RV trip is a cross-country trip, ask your mechanic if your RV will be able to survive.

The next step that you should take involves mapping out your intended route.  Deciding ahead of time where you will be going and how you will get there is an important part of traveling by RV.  This is not only important for yourself, but for those that you know.  Should you end up stranded in your RV, an itinerary that was left with a close friend or relative can help you be found by rescue members.

Always carry a cell phone with you.  Cell phones are one of the best ways to stay safe on the road.  Make sure that you know where your cell phone is at all times, as it can be easy to misplace items in a motor home.  Also, be sure to bring your cell phone charger with you.  A dead cell phone will not offer any assistance in the event of an emergency.  A GPS is also advised for traveling by RV.

Having a toolbox on hand is also a great way to avoid complications on your next summer RV trip.  When packing a toolbox, you don’t need an oversized toolbox filled with tools.  Often times, the basics are enough.  These items should include screwdrivers, wrenches, a pocketknife, a box cutter, and a hammer.

A toolbox is just one of the many supplies that you will want to have for your next summer RV trip.  In fact, you may want to create a checklist for yourself.  A checklist is a great way to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything.  On your checklist, include the basics, such as food, drinks, clothing, first aid kits, and so forth.  Your personal wants should also be included as well, such as a deck of playing cards, movies, and so forth.

For summer travel, be sure to have plenty of bottled water on hand.  Other drinks and convenient to prepare and eat snacks are advised.  During the summer, we are all encouraged to drink more water to stay hydrated.  This is important when on the road.  Water is also important during an emergency.  If you are stranded and the temperatures are high, water can help to save lives.

The above mentioned points are all important to take into considerations, when looking to travel by RV in the summer.  Another great tip involves making all reservations before you leave.  This is particularly important with public campgrounds and RV parks, as summer is a popular time for traveling by RV.  Research your options to determine if reservations are needed, so that you will not left without the proper RV accommodations this summer. Take a look at our different campgrounds and see if any of them are right for you!

10 Pinterest-Worthy Summer RV Camping Hacks

The days are getting longer, the sun is coming out and summer is on its way! It’s the perfect time to go RV camping and make some amazing memories. Before you take off on your next adventure, here are some ideas to get the good times rolling.


Seriously? Are we the only ones drooling over this idea? It’s simple, but perfect. Simply grab a stick, a package of cinnamon rolls and a fire. Roll the uncooked cinnamon roll around the stick and place it over the flames. In minutes you have a hot and delicious camping treat without all the cleanup. Okay, now you’re drooling!


There are so many reasons this is the perfect summer RV game. You can easily transport it, it’s disposable, and all you need are a couple glow sticks and a stick. If you have kids (or kids at heart) with you, this is a must-try summer night activity. 

Clearly the lesson here is stock up on glow sticks! Simply place a glow stick into a water bottle, grab a ball and go bowling! It’s fun, fast and easy. Ask everyone to save up their water bottles throughout the day so you have enough to set up the course. Make it a competition. The loser gets to hunt firewood!


Love Twister as a kid? Don’t bother bringing along the big Twister mat! All you need is 4 cans of colored spray paint and you can have a DIY Twister mat anywhere you go. either create a spin board or have a crazy family member yell out colors. 
With a few balloons, trees, and a stick you can have a fun game in moments. Make sure the balloons are full to the brim with water so they break easily. Use some string to tie the balloons to tree branches. Make the higher balloons worth more points (unless you are playing with lots of short people!). 
Sometimes we forget to explore the places we are camping. These fun scavenger hunts will get your blood pumping, give you something to do, and let you explore the area. Split your group up into teams and go find some cool stuff. If you research the RV park or campground before you go you can use specific clues from the park to create your hunt. 

Everyone has played tic, tac, toe, but this is a new twist on the game that will make outdoorsy people fall in love with it all over again. Gather up four sticks, some stones, and some pine cones and have a good old fashioned time.


This game is fun, competitive and will get your family moving. The best part? You just need a rope. Tug of war is an age-old game that is sure to deliver plenty of laughs. Plus it can be played anywhere, so it’s both portable and tons of fun.


Bocce ball is a fun game that’s storming the nation. This light up set is perfect for those summer nights in the RV. You can see these balls from up to 100 feet away, too! Play in the sun, play in the moonlight, play to your heart’s content.


With some glow in the dark paint and an old sheet, you can have lots of fun for the kids. Cut holes into different shapes into a large sheet. Outline the holes with glow in the dark paint. At night, hang the sheet and grab a few balls. Each hole is worth a different amount of points. The person with the most points at the end wins! This is a portable, easy and fun game that they whole family can play.

What summer camping game ideas do you have?