Taking that cross country road trip in your RV, whether it's your first or 3rd time, is always a grand adventure.
Regardless of how often you've done it, you should know upfront that these long trips will always go more smoothly when you take time to plan and prepare.
That means having your itinerary in order and doing some preliminary maintenance on your RV.
Nothing's worse than having to miss a stop or lose a day with sudden RV problems, like a flat tire or low oil. That's why it's recommended to check your fluid levels before any lengthy trip, and to check tire pressure.
Not all your prep work will be strictly maintenance and trip planning.
You'll also want to make sure you have a useful first-aid kit and a well-stocked kitchen/pantry. It's much cheaper to bring as much of your own food, and cook as many of your own meals, as you can as eating out along the way can add up in cost.
You might stop for some cheap dinner meals, but you'll realize soon enough that a lot of cheap purchases can blow your budget quickly!
As you get ready to embark on your cross-country trip, keep the following checklist handy to make sure you've taken care of all the essentials. It's really the simplest way to have a successful and fun outing with your family!