If you want the best road trip, you want a drive like none other. You’re exploring the land in your car, so make the drive part of the vacation. Too many people see the road trip as an opportunity to just travel from hotspot to hotspot with long boring treks in between. Below, we’ll look at how to make your trip truly epic with the use of a vehicle ready for it.
Pick a real route
There are definitely a lot of scenic highways to explore via car. But if you’re bored of that, why not consider choosing a route that allows you to make the driving half the fun? To that end, it’s definitely worth checking out some of the best off-road trip routes, like the Mojave Road. That route can lead you through the trail originally blazed by the Native Americans, past bucket list-worthy landmarks like Joshua Tree.
You want to make sure that you’re not lacking anything on your trip, of course. You want to make the trip memorable, but not for the wrong reasons. If you’re taking a trip with few watering holes, like the route mentioned above, take plenty of water. Pack plenty of food and a first aid kit, as well. Don’t forget portable chargers for the devices or the apps on those devices that will be guiding you and entertaining you when you need them.
Choosing the right vehicle
You want an epic vehicle to handle an epic road trip, as well. To that end, we recommend considering those with real heft to them. If it’s just the two of you, then a pickup like the Ford F-150 is worth a look. Plenty of space for your stuff and power to navigate new terrain that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to explore make it one of the most perfect road trip vehicles. If you don’t have one, consider renting for a while.
Getting the auto ready
Of course, any vehicle can be made even more equipped to handle a trial like an off-road trip. Sticking with the example mentioned above, some F-150 mods worth considering are things like reinforced bumpers to protect the body and tonneau covers so your stuff isn’t all mud and rain spattered when it comes time to pitch your tent for the night. You might even want to consider something like cold air intakes, giving your engine the power it needs to navigate the tougher terrain.
Checking the essentials
Before you head off, you need to be thorough in checking your auto is in the best condition. If you’re going off-road, you definitely don’t want to break down. Check your suspension and transmission, making sure it’s coated and effective. Change the oil and the filter. Check fluid levels. Check your tires. Don’t leave until you’re sure everything is as it should be.
Taking a spin on the wild side is just the right way to make sure that your next road trip is anything but forgettable. Just make sure you and your vehicle are ready for it.