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Planning Your First RV Trip

It seems like road trips are the most popular trips of any summer. More and more people are taking advantage of the weather and resisting the high cost of long-distance travel in favor of getting out on the road.


Are you one of them?


If you've just bought or rented your first RV, you're ready to go to all your favorite places with nearby RV parks. Are you prepared to get on the road?


We're here with a few tips that can help. Don’t go unprepared!




Don't Forget Your Toolkit


We get it.


You're excited to get to your local Florida RV park. You want to get out on the road and get to your destination. Remember, however, that RVs aren't cars, and you might end up running into trouble on the road.


Instead of panicking, just go into your trusty toolkit.


You should bring everything that you think you might need. Screwdrivers, hex wrenches, scissors, and even tape can make a huge difference in the event of an RV mishap.


Don't ruin your trip to the RV campgrounds before you get there.


Get to Your Campground Early


Speaking of campgrounds, plan your trip so you get there before the sun goes down. It's best to give yourself a few hours of extra time just in case you run into traffic. Worst case scenario, you'll get there earlier than you thought, and you'll get to find fun things to do nearby!


If you aren't already familiar with your route to the Freeport RV park, plan it ahead of time and keep a close eye on your map and GPS. If it's your first time driving an RV, it's easy to get sidetracked.


Bring Some Toilet Essentials


Too many people forget about the fact that they're going to be using a toilet without legitimate running water while they're on the road. It's nice that your RV has a toilet (it's better than using the nearest tree), but it comes with some extra responsibilities and considerations.


Remember that you're going to have to dump the waste and prepare accordingly.

As far as essentials go, we recommend dissolvable toilet paper. This will go a long way in preventing your toilet from getting clogged (but it's not foolproof, so use caution).


We also recommend scented toilet capsules. Remember, you're traveling with your toilet. It won't smell as fresh as a daisy, but you want it to be tolerable.


Use Leveling Blocks


Your campground is going to be flat and level, right? Well, maybe, but never rely on dirt to be as level as pavement. Use leveling blocks to your advantage.


If you don't use leveling blocks, your RV won't roll away, but it might feel unsteady while you're walking or even sleeping inside. It's hard to fall asleep when your bed is wobbling during the night!


Bring Enough Cookware


Unless you truly feel like roughing it in the great outdoors, bring all the cookware that you're going to need. If you've rented your RV, it may come with some cooking tools already, but don't rely on them.


Bring sharp knives, utensils, non-breakable dishware, and at least one good pot and pan. Even if you plan on cooking outside, it's better to be safe than sorry. After all, you brought the RV so you could camp in comfort!


It's Time to Head Out to the RV Parks


With these tips in mind, you're ready to get on the road and start your trip to our Freeport, FL RV park. Make sure that you pack all the essentials and plan your route well ahead of time! Most importantly, have fun.


Are you getting ready for your first RV trip? Why not visit us at Black Creek RV Park? We have everything that you'll need to have a comfortable stay.


Check out what we have to offer and book now.

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