3/3/3 Rule For RV’ing


Whether you’re brand new to RV’ing, or are a seasoned vet, it’s important to be familiar with the 3/3/3 rule. With these three rules in hand, RVs are able to stay safe and functioning so you can properly enjoy your road trip! 

3/3/3 Rule 1: Arrive No Later Than 3 PM

The first of the three three three rules advises that you arrive at your destination by 3:00 PM. Doing this provides ample time to get to your preferred destination and also set up.

You’ll appreciate having time to set up, meet your neighbors/park staff, and take a walk to stretch those legs. 

(Did you know at Waters Edge RV & Campground Resort there is a site set-up service that lets you sit back and relax while we do all the hard work?!)

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3/3/3 Rule 2: Stay for 3 Nights

We all like to move around and experience new places; that’s why you bought an RV in the first place, right? However, it can be all too easy to get wrapped up in the next destination. So, staying for three nights helps you refrain from cramming everything into one day, and allows time to adequately exploration!

3/3/3 Rule 3: Stop every 3 hours

Finally, make sure to stop and rest while traveling! Driving an RV for hours at a time can be incredibly draining. If you drive too far in one shot then you may feel dangerously exhausted. Plus, it will make the trip more fun if you stop at some gift shops and different food spots anyway!

Driving for three or more hours at a time could leave the driver fatigued, so make sure to stop whenever you are hungry or feel like taking a break. Even just stretching your legs will go a long way! So, make sure you aren’t driving for too long before you arrive at your campsite. It’s not going anywhere!

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BONUS 3: 300 Miles

Lastly, driving over 300 miles in one day is not advisable, especially if you have had any recent engine or battery problems. It may sound feasible, but hauling a recreational vehicle for this long can not only be exhausting, it also increases accident risk. One of the most common ways for RV’ers to crash is due to driving tired. Specifically, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that tired driving is responsible for 72,000 crashes, and over 800 deaths yearly. 

Also, for all you Texas drivers, make sure to check out our four resorts across the state!

So, there you have it! Our 3/3/3 rule for RV’ing plus a bonus on top. Now you’re ready to hit the road and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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