An RV is a great way to travel, and can save you money from staying in a hotel. An RV also saves you money on food and time, as you will not have to stop for food and drinks as often. If this is the first time you have used an RV for travel, below are some tips you should find helpful.

Secure the Doors

Make sure all cabinet doors are secured because they can easily pop open while you are driving. One easy way you can do this is to purchase the locks that are used for babies so they cannot open doors. They are inexpensive, and are easy for you to open and close. The last thing you want to happen is to hit a bump, and have your dishes and other belongings flying all around the RV.

 Reading Lights

There are reading lights inside of RVs but if you wake up in the middle of the night, you likely do not want to turn them on. Instead, purchase those clip on reading lights. They can be clipped on to anything, and used for much more than just reading a book.

Cabinet Space

Do not use round storage containers, as they do not stack well and take up more room when compared to square or rectangular containers. You can also put shoebox lids inside the cabinet to help keep things in their place.

Keep Dry

If you are in a campground and it starts raining, water can pool on top of the RV awning. To keep this from happening, when you lower your awning keep one side lower than the other. This way when it rains the water will run off the awning on one side.

Add More Storage

Most RVs do not have a lot of storage space in them. To add some more space you can use shoe storage holders. They can easily be hung onto the back of cabinets to hold utensils and other small items. Hang them on the back of the seats to store things you use often, such as books, electronics, etc. These storage holders are inexpensive. If one is too long, simply cut it in half. Cut a hole at the top of the holder, and insert a hanger in it.

Once you start traveling by RV, you will learn many other tips and tricks, such as finding the best campgrounds.