Bringing along an ATV from a company like Birdy’s Scotters & ATVs on your next camping trip can add a whole new level of excitement and fun to the adventure. Making sure you and your ATV return home in one piece, though, needs to be an important part of planning for your trip. With a few simple guidelines, you can be well on your way to creating memories that last a lifetime.
Depending on where you’re camping, you may not be near a place that can provide you with supplies, such as gas or motor oil, for your ATV. Make sure to plan for these contingencies by bringing along plenty of extra gasoline, motor oil, and even extra tires (plus, of course, a way to inflate those tires). That way, once you get to your campsite, you won’t have to worry about ending the fun early, or making a long trek to go find more supplies for your ATV.
Get Ready for Breakdowns
In addition to having consumable supplies for your ATV, it’s important to prepare for any breakdowns that might occur. Screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, and other basic tools are all important to have to keep the party going for the duration of your camping trip. If you’re planning an extended trip, figure out where the closest ATV dealer will be, so that if you encounter a problem you can’t fix on your own, and still need the services of your ATV, you can quickly get to the dealer to have the problem resolved.
Due to the increased awareness of ATV fatalities in recent years, it’s likely that you take safely very seriously when you’re using your ATV near your home. However, when you’re on a camping trip, it can be easy to relax and let your guard down, resulting in insufficient safety procedures. ATVs can be just as dangerous when you’re camping as when you’re anywhere else, so be sure to enforce the same safety rules for everyone involved, including not driving while under the influence, and always wearing a helmet.
Know Where to Go
Depending on where you’re camping, there may be significant restrictions on where you can take your ATV. Especially if you’re in a state or national park, specific laws will regulate the use of your ATV on public lands. Before you leave for your camping trip, then, familiarize yourself with local, state, and national regulations for wherever you’re headed, so you can relax once you arrive and not have to do a bunch of recognizance just to figure out where you can go 4-wheeling. Then, make sure everyone abides by those regulations to ensure you don’t end your weekend with a big fine.
Leave Your Worries Behind
Time spent with family and friends while camping is truly a great opportunity to relax and unwind. By preparing you and your ATV in advance, you can add a lot of fun to the trip, while still keeping the people and the environment safe. Try not to think about the mountain of responsibilities that await you when you return to the “real world,” and instead enjoy living in the moment while you enjoy all the beauty Mother Nature has to offer.