It’s almost that time of year again where the snowbirds are heading down south to spend the dreadful Canadian winter somewhere hot and sunny. That means it’s time to start thinking about what to pack, what to check, and how to get your RV ready.
If you’re driving to your destination, there are a lot of things you will need to take with you. From valid driver's licenses, to extra sheets, to fans for the heat. There are some things you can just pick up at the store as you go, but there are also things that are irreplaceable. You don’t want to get to the border to realize your passport is going to expire while you’re there. These are things you need to check out, well, yesterday!
So if you’re already scrambling to get things ready and not forget anything, here is a list that will help you get to your destination smoothly and without that dreaded “Oh no, I forgot *insert item here*”. Do you have nightmares about that, or is that just me?
One thing… or a few things you cannot forget are your travel documents. While it may be easy to forget some things at home, you don’t want your credit card to get declined because you forgot to tell your bank you were out of the country. Things like that are very important to have ready, even before you start packing. Here is a list of the most important documents you cannot leave home without:
What do you pack when you’re out of the country for up to 5 months? Well, I could say a lot, but you also have to think about how much can fit into your RV. Making sure that you pack enough so you’re not having to do laundry all the time but also that you have enough options is something you’ll want to consider.
Here is a list of things to take into consideration while packing:
You know that feeling when you’re halfway to work and you think you forgot to turn your straightener off? Or you can’t remember if you blew that candle out even though you’re pretty sure you did? When you’re leaving your house for 5 months, that’s the last thing you want to think about! Here is a checklist of how to feel comfortable leaving your home for a while:
Obviously, this is one of the most important parts of the whole trip! You can’t just guess on where you’ll stop, where you’ll sleep, or when you’ll end up in different places. That will just leave room for mistakes as well as getting stuck in the middle of nowhere while you’re tired.
Here are all of the things to consider while making the drive down south:
And there you have it! While it may seem like a lot to pack, remember that these are just most of the essentials that you will need to have a stress-free time. There is nothing worse than forgetting something super important at home, but if you use this checklist, then you should be totally fine.
Remember not to over pack, think about what you use in your day to day life, and just go from there.
Taking your RV on a trip anywhere in Canada is an amazing time and experience. No matter if you go half an hour from your home or halfway across the country, it’s something to take in. Pulling your RV up to any campsite makes you feel like a million bucks, especially when there is so much water nearby.
And what can you do ...