Vacation means different things to different people. But the underlying principle when it comes to a great vacation is one – relaxing while doing things you enjoy. For car fanatics, for example, a great vacation could include heading to Stuttgart, Germany – home to some exceptional car manufactures and 2 great car museums.
And the best way to enjoy this vacation is by RV rental in Stuttgart.
In fact, the best way to go on any vacation is by checking out a few RV rentals, pick one you like, and go on a road trip. Not only is this way of vacationing cheaper and more convenient (especially for those who hate flying), but it’s also more fun. It sure beats being cramped in an airplane with nothing much to see but the clouds.
Before you head off on your Stuttgart RV-rental-adventure, a few safety tips are in order. As they say, safety first – always. This time, let’s talk about fire prevention. No, not a wood fire at a campsite, but a burning RV.
Although on-board fires are not a very common occurrence on RVs, they are still common enough to warrant looking into. In fact, according to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 20 000 RVs catch fire annually. Now, that is not a small number. Because a motorhome carries many flammable substances, a small spark can cause a lot of damage.
Here are a few safety precautions to help you make sure you never fall victim to this freakish accident.
One of the first things you should always be on the lookout for when you are checking out an RV is the fire extinguisher. Be sure to read the service labels to ensure they are serviced. An RV should have fire extinguishers in the bedroom, kitchen, and engine compartment. It’s also wise to have one accessible from outside.
Most internal fires in an RV are either gas or electricity related. It is wise to educate everyone on board on how to switch off appliances (electrical and gas) and disconnect them.
Store combustibles (including clothes) far from any heat or light source and electrical connections – preferably in airtight containers.
Oil leakages and grease build up are great contributors of fires in RVs and any engine driven vehicle. When the engine or other moving components become hot, the oil or grease can easily burst into flames.
Carry out a routine inspection of electrical wires and gas pipes. These are very sensitive and can be easily damaged by anything even by the RV bouncing on the road.
When you stop after a long drive, make sure not to park in a spot with long grass or a lot of dry underbrush. The exhaust, propeller shafts, and other parts under the RV can get very hot and may ignite upon contact with anything flammable.
Remember, your RV is one big combustible fuel source. So many parts inside and outside can catch fire easily.
Everyone on board your RV should know exactly what to do in a fire. In case of a fire, this will reduce panicking and further exacerbate the situation.
Now that you have reduced any risks of fire aboard your rental RV, “Stuttgart, here you come”.
Stuttgart is the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg and is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley called the "Stuttgart Cauldron”. The name alone is exciting enough to warrant a trip there. An hour away from Stuttgart is the famous Black Forest, yes that Black Forest featured in the enchanting fairy-tales penned by the brothers, Grimm. A lot of adventure certainly awaits as you drive your RV rental from Stuttgart to these magical places.
Stuttgart is also home to some mega factories such as Bosch, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and many others. It’s an industrial hub worth touring.
The most interesting thing about Stuttgart is the way it is spread over hills, valleys, and parks. It indeed is a city worth viewing. And of course, the best way to enjoy this enchanting city is by way of motorhome rental.
Once you’ve collected your camper rental, it can be overwhelming to know where to start this fabulous adventure. Worry not, I’ll give you are few pointers as to which places warrant a visit the most.
This should be everyone’s first stop, car lover or not. The Mercedes-Benz Museum displays a 130-year history of the automobile industry. Covering nine floors and a total surface area of 16,500 square meters, you’re sure to be enthralled by the 160 vehicles and more than 1500 exhibits on display. Chances are quite high that if you get an RV rental in Stuttgart, it will be a Mercedes-Benz.
Whether you’re a fan of the Porsche brand or not, this exhibit of 80 cars is a beautiful sight to behold. The museum tour actually leads to a factory tour where you’ll see first hand how Porsches are made.
After the hike up the mountain, the view of the castle and the beautiful valley below are well the effort. This a stop you definitely have to make on your motorhome holiday.
A hike in the Black Forest is like stepping into another world. The dense forests, the beautiful deer, and the noon-time darkness make the hike an experience to remember.
This is a mixed parking area right in the city with free waste disposal and electricity. Talk about German efficiency. Getting to other attractions from here is very easy.
Closer to the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums, this campsite is 3km from the city center.
Situated in a nice green park on the eastern side of Stuttgart, this campsite is a few minutes away from the city center and the zoo.
For your next vacation, be sure to consider renting an RV in Stuttgart and going on the tour of a lifetime. Especially if you get your RV rental from Campanda.com. Happy camping!