The appeal of owning a motor home–as you’re probably well aware–is that you can bring the convenience of home with you, wherever you happen to go. However, just because you’ve always got a roof over your head doesn’t necessarily mean you’re always prepared. Whether it’s for convenience, safety, or just entertainment, these are some of the items you should always keep in your motor home.
For the Unexpected, A Safety Kit
It’s smart to keep a emergency preparedness kit wherever you happen to spend a lot of time, whether that’s at the office, in your car, or in your motor home. While the contents of your safety kit will differ depending on your specific needs and the conditions in which you’ll be travelling, there are some necessities that every roadside kit should contain: a first aid kit, a flashlight, an emergency a radio, spare food, a window breaker, a multi-purpose knife, emergency road triangles, and jumper cables. A benefit to travelling in a motor home is that you’ll have a bit more storage space to work with, so you should err on the side of caution when getting packed.
Tools for Around the Motor Home
Accidents happen, and although it may be more comforting to hope that they won’t, it’s much better to be prepared. With your motor home, there are going to be some repairs, such as changing a flat tire, that you simply can’t make without some help. However, there are some other minor things around your motor home you definitely can fix, which is a lot easier if you have some basic tools packed away. Wrenches, screwdrivers, duct tape, lubricant, and the like might not solve your problem completely, especially if you’re not very handy with vehicle repair. But, at the very least, they’ll do the job until you can get a professional to look at it.
Entertainment to Keep You Busy
Oftentimes, the things you see along the way to your destination are entertainment enough. However, on long-haul trips, you’ll want something to beat the boredom. Even if your motor home has a TV, you should be prepared in the event that you don’t get reception wherever you camp for the night. You’re sure to have some leftover storage space in your motor home, so don’t forget to bring whatever helps pass the time – novels, puzzle books, a musical instrument, even board games, which are great if you’re travelling with a group
Supplies for Your Destination
Wherever you happen to travel to, from the deserts of the Southwest to the thick forests of New England, you’ll need to consider the objects you’ll need to stay safe and comfortable when you arrive. Naturally, these will depend on where you’re heading to. Planning on doing some sunbathing in the Florida Keys? Better bring some sunblock and a towel. Heading to the Cascades? You might need to pack a jacket. While you’ll most likely be able to buy whatever you need when you get to your destination, you’ll save some frustration (and probably a little money, too) by thinking ahead of time.
Despite your best preparations, there’s still a chance you’ll forget something, so don’t be too hard on yourself if this happens. As you continue to travel around with your motor home, consider keeping a list of all the must-take essentials that’s tailored to your group. Not only will you be less likely to forget something before you leave, but it’ll also make the gearing-up process a little easier. With so many things to consider as you get ready for a trip, you’ll surely appreciate any little help you can get.