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What to Pack on your RV trip

What_Pack_RV_tripPacking for any vacation is tricky, especially if you are planning on leaving for more than one week. Packing your RV can especially be difficult because most RVs have a closet for your clothes. Your clothes and everything else, however, do add up to the overall weight of your RV. RVers need to pay close attention to how much weight they are carrying in the RV and you must also include the weight of the people in the RV.

Packing is always difficult. Will it be warm or cold? Do I need to bring nice clothes? How many pairs of shoes should I bring? These are all typical questions that you should ask yourself, as you are packing for your trip. Typically, if you are going to be gone for longer than two weeks you should bring enough clothes for those two weeks and then plan on doing laundry. Many new RVs are coming with washers and dryers, so you don't have to worry about how much you pack because you can always do a load of laundry. All you will need then is some laundry soap and dryer sheets. Your closet will hold a lot of clothes, but do you really need them all? Will you only have to drag them back into your house when you get home from your trip?

Depending on where you are traveling for your vacation will depend on what you need to bring to wear. If you are traveling to Florida for the winter, you will be able to wear shorts and jeans. You may need a light jacket for the nights, but generally the weather is pretty warm. You can also bring your swimming suit and go swimming in January. Now you know why so many snowbirds travel to Florida. If you are traveling up north, however, you will need to pack some jeans and sweaters. The weather in the north in late fall is typically very chilly. You will also want to bring plenty of socks and warm pajamas. Coats or heavy jackets may be necessary.

Most spring climates in the north are fairly warm, but you may choose to bring a sweatshirt or jacket. The nights tend to be fairly chilly and you will want a jacket to stay warm. If you are doing any sort of activity at night and around water, you will probably need a jacket as the water cools the winds. You may also want jackets if you are going to be building campfires at night as well. Children, especially, may get cold even on spring nights.

Your footwear depends on the types of activities you plan on doing. If you are avid hikers, you will most likely want to invest in some good hiking boots. If you plan on horseback riding, you will want to bring boots with a slender toe and heel, even if they are not cowboy boots. This is important because thick shoes can easily get caught in stirrups. If you are planning on swimming in lakes and the ocean, you may consider some water shoes. These shoes will protect your feet from rocks, sticks, shells, etc. You may opt for flip flops if you plan on spending days on the sandy beach, these will help keep your feet from burning on hot sand.

As far as pants go, you will want to be comfortable. If you are driving for hours wear sweatpants or jogging suits. If your air conditioner in your RV works very well, then you may want to wear pants for driving or you may get cold from the air conditioner. If the weather is going to be warm you may opt for denim shorts or khaki shorts. If the weather is cold, then you may opt for jeans or sweatpants. Wear whatever you need to stay warm and layer if possible. Layering allows you to be warm and you can take off what you don't need when you get hot. This is better than being cold and not having a long-sleeved shirt, for example.

If you like camping in cold weather, there are a few necessities you may want to bring. As you will have to empty your RV tanks, you should bring coveralls to keep you warm. They will also protect your clothes from any spraying that may occur while dumping tanks. You may also require a heavy coat or raincoat. The raincoats that are lined are the best at keeping you warm and dry. You may also desire rubber boots or snow boots. Bring plenty of socks in case your feet get wet. There is nothing worse than cold and wet feet.

Deciding what to pack largely depends on the weather. Weather radios are great at alerting you to the temperature and weather conditions. These are handy no matter what time of year it is. Listening to local radio stations or picking up television stations in your RV are also great ways of finding out weather related information and helping you know what to pack and wear.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you are a business owner get listed at Best Finance Site, part of Localwin Network.
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