Driving an RV is very different than driving a car! Most of us learned how to drive an RV the hard way — through trial and error (and a lot of mistakes). But sitting behind the wheel of a large RV on your first road trip is not the best time to figure out all the challenges and nuances that come with driving RVs. Here are 12 important first-time RV driving tips for newbies to learn before renting an RV… or buying one.
You can buy a teardrop camper that’s ready to go with all the extras, you can roll up your sleeves and build one yourself, or you can rent a teardrop trailer and travel freely. However you do it, there’s no time like the present to get on the road and see everything this country has to offer from the comfort of an RV!
My best advice is to make sure that you rent an RV from a reputable rental agency — because they will protect you from any potential RV rental pitfalls. I’ve got some tips to ensure that you don’t get burned or left stranded somewhere if problems should arise during your journey. Start here for what you need to know about the parts and systems on a rental RV.