RV road trips are a great opportunity for families to get together, bond, and have fun. However, going on a road trip with your family means preparing a bunch of food for every single family member. This shouldn’t be a big problem during normally family gatherings. Then again, this isn’t the type of family excursion that only takes a day. A road trip can often last for around a week. Therefore, you need to prepare food for the whole family and hope that all that you have prepared will stay fresh throughout the duration of your road trip.
This isn’t a simple job for anyone who is assigned to perform the tasks in the kitchen. That’s why you will need a handful of tips to help you get through each road trip day without stressing over budgeting, cooking, and preserving your food. With that in mind, here are some handy food packing tips to keep in mind for your next RV road trip.
- Use lightweight Tupperware and tumblers in your RV kitchen.
Tupperware and tumblers make a great storage for your food and drinks. They also have secure locks that help avoid spilling every time your RV rental moves. Plus, they are lightweight and are convenient to use during road trips.
They are also made of plastic, which is more convenient than glasses. Glasses are not a practical choice for RVing for several reasons. Firstly, breakables are dangerous to have in a moving vehicle as they are likely to slip out of cabinets. They are also more likely to slip out of your hands every time you wash them with soap, especially while the vehicle is moving. Plastic is also much easier to clean than glass, and will ensure that you can reuse the plasticware for day trips more often.
- Avoid storing meats and other high-risk perishables in your refrigerator.
One of the most convenient features of an RV is that you can plug a electronics into built-in electric outlets to get a charge. This means that you can get electric power every time you stay overnight at RV parks.
With electricity, you can make use of your refrigerator. However, your power is not permanent. If you don’t have a source, you can’t have electricity indefinitely. You need to consider this when choosing the foods you store in your fridge. Since you can’t use your fridge after leaving a camp, you have to choose food types that won’t spoil for at least several days or weeks. You should also avoid storing high-risk perishable foods such as meat. If this is not possible, you can boil your meat in water with salt to preserve it for a longer period of time.
- Avoid tricky foods.
As mentioned above, it’s important for you to be very careful in choosing the kinds of food that you store in your RV fridge. Also, avoid cooking tricky recipes that are hard to keep. You have to be vigilant when putting ingredients in the meals that you make. There may be a particular ingredient that can make a whole meal go bad earlier than expected. Researching about these kinds of foods will be a great help, particularly given the limited space of your RV.
Food is one of the most important factors that you need to consider when RVing. Follow these tips so you can have an easier time dealing with cooking and kitchenware during your RV trip.