This is a guest post by David Milsont
If you have never gone on a Motorhome road trip in Australia earlier, then you inevitably require some concrete advice on how to plan one, so that you do not end up spoiling your vacations due to chaos and confusions. Australia is a massive country, and hence it’s home to a wide range of natural attractions which are explored by the people during their vacations.
The best way to explore the magnificent beauty of Australian hinterlands, beach towns, scintillating cities, large beaches and mysterious islands is by a motorhome road trip that teaches you a thousand things.
However, newbie motorhome trippers can screw up their trips just because they do not have any idea of what to keep in mind while planning their vacation.
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Beginner Motorhome Road Trip Tips
Here’re are some excellent tips on what to consider while planning your first ever motorhome adventure with your entire family.
1. Have The Courage To Face The Challenges
Motorhome road trips come with a lot of challenges, and you should be ready to face them bravely. Sometimes when travellers are confronted with inevitable difficulties, they start panicking which brings down their self-confidence due to which they fail to enjoy their holidays. So rather than panicking, you must have the courage to deal with the awkward situations and find solutions for them.
2. Start The Planning Process By Making A Checklist
Make a checklist of all the things that you need to do before heading out for your road trip adventure. Your list should incorporate all those things which you assume you can easily forget. Include adding up all those things on your list that you will require on your trip. For example, you can include in the list what clothes to pack, music instruments, games and type of food items you will need on a daily basis to enjoy your journey. In addition to that, you should also include all the travel accessories that you will be using during your holidays.
3. Book A Motorhome That Comes With Maximum Facilities
If you are sure that you will be going on a motorhome road trip, then it’s better to book your vehicle well in advance. You should not wait until the last-minute to book your vehicle as you may not get good options when it comes to booking a motorhome that offers all the possible facilities. And even if the vehicles are available, they may cost you a lot more when compared to the benefits of advanced bookings. Since you will be spending a lot of your time on the roads, it’s always good to go for a vehicle that offers maximum amenities. Check whether the births are comfortable or not and also whether you are getting are
4. Make Sure That You Consider Your Family Needs
While booking a motorhome or finalising your destination make sure that you consider all the important needs of your family, such as if you are travelling with your small kids and spouse figure out what is important for them. In this case, make sure that the destination chosen by you is enjoyed by your family members and it’s safe for them. For example, even if you love outback adventure, if you are travelling with your little one, it’s always better to avoid risky roads, wherein you won’t find and shops and restaurants. You must try to give all the necessary comfort to your family members that they deserve.
5. Plan Everything About Your Motorhome Journey
Though it’s true that you get everything in a motorhome, that does not mean you can hit the roads blindly. Planning your journey intelligently is one of the most important parts of your motorhome road trip. It’s better to decide in advance which route you will be picking when it comes to accessing your destination as that will help a great deal. While picking a route, you need to consider things such as whether it’s safe or not. In addition to that, your route should also have plenty of small towns so that you can get all the necessary things on the way.
6. Use High-end Gadgets Like Smartphones With GPS System
Nowadays, technology plays a great role in solving all your problems, so it’s better to use advanced phones with GPS system which can give you complete details about the routes. In addition to that, your smart phone will also help you in figuring out weather conditions which can eventually help you in avoiding the difficulties posed by heavy rains and storms.
7. Take Breaks When Your Tired Of Driving
One of the most important parts of successful self-drive motorhome road trips is that you take breaks when it’s required. You shouldn’t keep on driving even if you are tired because that can put you and your family at risk. It’s never advisable to drive continuously for more that three hours as that can be dangerous for you. So, take short breaks in every two to three hours to enjoy your motorhome trip to the fullest.
8. Stick To Driving Rules
Australia is very strict when it comes to following the driving rules, so you better stick to them if you want to avoid the trouble. Keep your driving license and other important documents with you so that you can enjoy your time without thinking about confronting those potential problems.
Consider these tips and have a blast with your family!