Locking Stop Dates

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RV LIFE Trip Wizard now allows you to lock in dates for any stops on your trip to make trip planning much easier. It forces the date of stay at the particular stop to not change when changes are made to the trip.

For instance, if you've booked Labor Day accommodations at a particular park, there's no need to manually calculate the days to ensure your visit aligns with the correct date (in this case, Labor Day). You can simply add the stop, lock the date, and then plan your preceding stops accordingly.

How to Lock Stop Dates

To lock stop dates, you need to first create a trip like you normally would.

  • Create a new trip and enter the name of the trip, add your start date and the location you wish to start on. In this case, the trip name is “Locking in Trip Dates Example” and the starting location is North Central Carrollton, Carrollton, TX.

  • Let’s suppose you are starting your trip on March 13, 2024, and you have reservations for Moraine Park Campground in Colorado on March 17, staying three nights and departing on March 20.
  • Begin by locating the park from the search bar or the map itself. This will open a popup where you will click on “Add to Trip''.
  • Once inside the Add to Your Trip popup, be sure to click the Lock Date of Stay button to lock in your dates. We’ve set the number of nights to 3. 
  • Then, enter your arrival and departure dates. You can also choose to add notes in the comments section, such as a reservation number or any other pertinent details. 

  • Once you are finished, click the red “Add to your trip button” to return to the Trip/Map Area.

As you can see, your date/destination is now posted in the Trip Drawer along with a lock icon to denote that it is locked in.

You'll also notice a yellow area in between your starting point and locked destination which tells you how many unplanned nights you have between these two stops.

In the event you need to make edits to your locked in destination, you can do so by simply hovering your mouse over the trip stop and selecting the pen icon. You can also unlock the trip stop (with the lock icon), get park info or delete this stop altogether.

You can now craft your trip as usual, picking out specific parks or points of interest along your route.

TIP: When you input each overnight stop, remember to indicate the number of nights for your stay. This way, the Trip Drawer will automatically adjust, showing the remaining nights between your latest stop and the reserved one.

In the example below, you'll see we've added a few stops on our journey with one night left to add before we reach our locked-in destination at Moraine Park Campground. 

Note: You'll also notice the routing on the map has changed now that we've added additional trip stops.
Check out this YouTube video for an in-depth video on understanding Lock Stop Dates: