RV Trip planning can be stressful. Before we hit the road, we always assumed it would be like when we didn’t own or tow an RV. This is definitely not the case. RV Trip Wizard takes the stress out of route planning with an RV.
There are a few things that make planning a route with an RV difficult. Depending on where you are in the country, you may need to know where to avoid low bridges and tunnels. Tight turns can also be problematic.
RV Trip Wizard helps you avoid these. However, that’s not only where RV Trip Wizard shines. The best part about the software is the way you can actually plan your route.
I use two different methods for planning our routes. I find them both to be easy, and — in many ways — enjoyable with RV Trip Wizard.
RV Trip Wizard has a feature that basically tells you how far you can drive within your preferential time. For example, if you prefer to only travel 3 hours in a travel day, you can set that preference and it will outline on the map where you can go. Check out the example below.
In this example, you can see that I chose locations right on the outskirts of my 3-hour limit. This makes it super easy to keep your trips comfortable but efficient.
Another way to use this feature is if you don’t know where you are going to stay, you can look at the perimeter it provides and search for campgrounds within that town. You may end up going a bit further than your perimeter, depending on where in the town the campground is, but you should be able to get it pretty close. We typically use Campendium to find our campsites.
Another feature that is very beneficial with RV Trip Wizard is the ability to see your itinerary in an easy-to-read way. The software provides a lot of information in a very condensed manner.
In this example, you can see that it will take 3 hours and 56 minutes to arrive at Rose Bay RV Resort from our previous location. Our next stop, Orlando RV Resort, will take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to arrive. It is also 92 miles away. We like to look at this to determine if we will need to stop for fuel on the way. It also shows that we are staying there for 14 days.
Want to share your route with a friend or family member? This is also available as a feature of RV Trip Wizard. You can send anyone a link to your route where you can choose to show them the addresses of your stops or not. This has been valuable on the road when we want to meet up with friends.
Another way I plan for routes, as I suspect many people do, is by setting a firm date and location for an already booked reservation. After you do this, RV Trip Wizard will tell you how many days you need to fill. I find this way of working backwards is very effective. It allows you visually see how long you need to stay at each stop. It’s also an easy way to map out an entire trip with many firm stops, such as National Parks. You can first put in every firm stop and then fill in your trip from there.
If you’re still on the fence about how RV Trip Wizard can help you, give it a try. They offer a 7-day free trial. I believe that once you do give it a try, you’ll love route planning!
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