Let me start by saying that my family and I camp all the time. And typically when we do, it’s either pitching a tent or sleeping in the back of my van. But with a week off from school and three kids under the age of eight, my wife and I decided that if we were going to do another trip, we needed to find something a little bigger and a bit more comfortable…
Deciding to take an RV on our trip was the easy part. Figuring out where to go, what to pack and how to plan was much more challenging. But if I can do it, anyone can. So, if you’ve got some time off and you’re ready for a fun family vacation, check out some of my tips for having a safe and successful week-long RV trip.
Find your perfect RV.
Once you’ve decided you want to take an RV on your trip, you need to figure out which unit is the right fit. Asking yourself some key questions can help narrow down the search: How many people are going? Do I have a car that can tow a trailer? Do I want to bring a car and the RV? For me, I knew we needed something that could comfortably sleep five and offer enough storage space for all the kid’s gear. I also wanted something that my wife felt comfortable driving if she needed to. We decided to go with a 2020 Entegra Coach Odyssey Class C. The Class C motorhome was a super easy transition from my van and offered plenty of space for the whole family, while still allowing us to feel close. And even though we didn’t bring our car, the Class C could’ve easily towed one should we have decided to bring it.