Recreational Vehicles are an American staple for freedom, travel, and family travels. The ability to take a home from road to road, traveling through Florida and the rest of the country carrying your bed, your kitchen, and even your bathroom with you. These are all part of the dream we live when we have an RV at our disposal.
They've also been misrepresented as an instrument for illegal activities (thanks, Vince Gilligan), but we're sure our readers have only the best intentions. If you don't, just remember it never ends well and criminals are always caught.
And you know what's illegal? Driving RVs without the proper license and tag. Thankfully, the process for licensing and registering an RV in Florida is the same as any regular vehicle, you can see our article about vehicle registration for more detail on that process and you can always contact us if you need help with your tags and registration process.
Having your papers in check, let's keep our fun rides on the wholesome side of life and go through a few tips that would help you equip, maintain, and safely ride your RV in the state of Florida.
Know Yourself, Know Your Vehicle
First off, simple road experience may not be enough to safely travel the Florida roads in your RV. Since you'll probably be traveling between places and vehicle failures are a common thing, you should always know the way your RV works, what can you fix, how is it fixed, and how to avoid problems from happening in the first place.
From electrical details to weight distribution and axle adjustments, you should get to know your car as you know yourself. This will become important if anything happens, and it could save you from expensive repairs or emergency towing when you go on a trip. And since we're talking about repairs...
Keep Your Tools Handy
This is just common sense, but good reminders are always useful. Remember to keep a set of tools handy and a stock of spare parts safely kept everywhere you go. Cables, tires, light bulbs, and fuses are a must, but you should also consider stocking things that are unique to your RV and bring them along as well.
Practice Makes the Road Master
Driving a recreational vehicle is not like driving a car, but not quite like driving a bus or a rig either. You should take a few short trips with your RV before it's time to go for long distances. You should also consider the terrain you will be driving on and explore similar roads before embarking on your journey.
Plan Your Routes
It's very tempting to just put up some music and follow the roads wherever they may lead, but even spontaneous trips can be planned. It may sound like a paradox, but scouting out with some maps, getting information on stops and alternate roads, and keeping a good supply of both food and currency can go a long way to ensure every road leads to a pleasant trip that won't become a desperate race without destination.
Do you need tags for your RV? Auto Tags of Florida has you covered. Contact us today!