Hello to all! I thought I would do 5 fun facts about RV trips. Everybody likes fun facts! So here they are:
1- "I gotta go to the bathroom" is a lot harder than normal. Instead of zipping into a Chick-Fil-A, using their bathroom, grabbing a milkshake, then zipping back onto the highway, we have to find a pit stop with a large parking lot, like a rest area, use the bathroom, and carefully merge back onto the highway. (There aren't even good milkshakes at rest areas!)
2- Taking turns is a lot harder in a fifth wheel. Not only are sharp turns out of the question, but roundabouts too! The last thing you want to see up ahead is a road block. Talk about a 180!
3- "Too tall to ride." Not many of us have heard that before! But the RV is 13' 6", and we can't fit it under low bridges. Luckily there are apps that tell us where the low clearances are! My mom bought a trucker's road map that tells which roads are and aren't safe for tall vehicles.
4- Keep all RV windows closed when driving! Thankfully, the window didn't get damaged, but we had to pull over, and I had to climb and squeeze my way through the compressed RV to close it. Remember, we have 4 slides which slide in when we're on the road.
5- The RV has it's own set of brakes! When we hook up to the truck, the RV brakes are controlled by the driver. If the fifth wheel is pulling us back, then my dad will loosen the brakes, and if it's pushing us forward, he'll tighten them.
I hope you've enjoyed the 5 fun facts about RV traveling! Stay tuned for The New Itinerary!