Asia is huge. You can’t see it all in one trip that’s for sure, but you can do a good trip in one season if you have an RV that’s prepared well for this. Before you take that big step and get on the journey, make sure you do some check-ups on your vehicle so you’re safe on the road and have some great time out there.
Here’s a list of things that are essential for your safety, having some accessories that are absolutely needed and of course, tip and tricks on how to keep your RV’s looks. Read on and find out.
Check the vehicle condition
Before you get on the road you must check if the RV is in its best condition. Check the tires, the oil and the brakes. Make sure everything is in order and nothing will surprise you out there. Getting your RV damaged in the middle of Asia can be a real problem as some countries don’t even have road assistance. You must be driving a vehicle that’s in the best condition and think of it as something that won’t give you any trouble.
Make sure you have internet
It’s almost 2020 and internet is important as food and water are. All Asian countries have roaming internet which will probably cost you a lot, so if you can find a better solution, that will be best, but make sure you have the internet at all times. Asian weather is complicated and some areas can give you a real weather trouble. Internet will get you a step ahead of the weather and you’ll be able to find refuge in time in critical moments.
Check the amps
All RVs are equipped with 30 or 50 amps. That means you can’t turn on air conditioning, water heater, and a toaster at the same time. You need to know your capacity and always be ready. If you think you’re going to need more power, you can always carry with you a portable power generator that will be there for those moments you’ll need them the most. This accessory is also good for being a backup plan if something goes wrong with the original power battery.
Different countries have different rules about your RV’s weight. Before you start the engine and get on the road, learn a little more about the countries you’re about to drive and make sure you have a good plan about getting through unharmed. The gas and the water tanks combined together can make your vehicle really heavy and you don’t want to get a ticket for something like this. Make sure you have enough water and enough gas to get to your next stop where you’ll refuel. Of course, if there are no regulations or the limits are high enough you shouldn’t worry.
First-aid and toolkit
Never go on a trip in the great outdoors without a first aid kit. It’s amazing how many people were safe just by having a first-aid kit in your truck. Also, be sure you have a toolkit that will be of great help in an unwanted situation. A flat tire, engine problems that you’ll be able to fix by yourself, but also tools that will help you have a better time outside the RV and enjoy a pleasant trip. Tools are important for all situations and can be helpful in all sorts of dangers.
Finally, the looks. Traveling around the continent will get your truck dirty, that’s for sure. Rain, dust, and dirt will get your RV really messy and you don’t want to drive a bucket of dirt around. There are no washing stations on every corner, and why giving money for it anyways. Get a pressure washer. Pressure washers are very convenient in these situations. All you need is a water supply and some cleaning solution to get the vehicle in top shape and have a great look again. Pressure washers clean it up in seconds and that’s why this is one of the top priority accessories for your trip.
Driving around Asia is a wonderful experience but only if you do it the right way. If you just decide and get inside the van and start driving, you’ll surely get back home with only bad memories. Make sure you follow this list and don’t forget any of these things if you want to have the road trip of your life. From security to looks, everything matters when you’re getting out on the Asian roads.