RV Tips: Planning an Epic Solar Eclipse Trip

Are you planning to travel in your new or used RV to see the solar eclipse? Follow our RV tips below to plan an epic eclipse trip!

RV Tips

Make Reservations Yesterday

If you haven’t already made campground reservations, that’s something you need to prioritize. Total solar eclipses attract travelers and “eclipse junkies” from all over the country, so you need to make your reservations as soon as possible if you haven’t already.

Get the Gear You Need

How long does a total solar eclipse last, anyway? Usually about 6 or 7 minutes tops even if you’re in the band of full totality. But the partial phases can begin up to an hour before the eclipse reaches totality and for up to an hour afterward. Of course, this is all depending on where you live, but the point is that it’s not something you observe for about 15 seconds and then it’s over. You’ll want lawn chairs to park outside, bottles of water, and bug repellant. And don’t forget safety-approved eclipse viewing glasses – the number one most important item to have with you on eclipse day! Do not view an eclipse without these glasses. The sun can and will cause damage if the eclipse is viewed by the naked eye.

Make it Fun!

Make eclipse day memorable with themed snacks and drinks – like Moon Pies and Sun Chips. Learn all you can about the eclipse ahead of time so you can understand the different phases and elements. And, have a backup plan ready to go in case (heaven forbid) it winds up overcast and cloudy the day of. For instance, have the live-stream loaded and ready to go.

And finally, make sure to schedule some RV service before you go so that you can get to your destination safely and on time. Contact us today!

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