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We are going on a 3k+ miles, 10 days road trip in our SXP from southeast to northwest touching Yellowstone, Chicago, and Denver on the way. We are leaving in two weeks. Would love any general advice on how best to prepare for this and what to carry, but specifically, very curious if anyone has any recommendations on these:

  • portable microwave
  • any sort of organizers (amazon has a zillion)
  • dashcams

If I remember correctly, my UVO Link trial should be good (bought the car 4 months ago).
p.s we got an infant and a toddler.
 

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The inverter is only good for 150w or so, so if you are looking to use a microwave, you’ll need a different inverter.

Avoid at all costs getting close to anything that can kick up rocks. The carnival is known for its easily cracked windshield and having that occur while on a road trip can make it pretty rough.

Each user can have two seat settings. I prefer a more vertical for city driving and a slightly more relaxed for highway cruising.

We setup a Roku for the remote screen. Baby shark gets old fast. You can also use airplay to stream to the Roku and avoid the mess of the Kia RSE app.
 

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For accessories, I'd recommend this to keep the storage under the arm rest organized.


And I always keep a box of Kleenex on hand. Works great for the inevitable ketchup spill.

And finally, use the 40 side of the 60/40 split of the 3rd row as a changing table when it's folded down. I'm sure you'll be making lots of poop stops... err.... I mean, pit stops 😅
 

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I would recommend this from Amazon.

We have one and it's great. No more stuff rolling around. I would also recommend putting a heavy coat of Rain X on windshield, front lights, and rear window.. for safety.
 

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For accessories, I'd recommend this to keep the storage under the arm rest organized.


And I always keep a box of Kleenex on hand. Works great for the inevitable ketchup spill.

And finally, use the 40 side of the 60/40 split of the 3rd row as a changing table when it's folded down. I'm sure you'll be making lots of poop stops... err.... I mean, pit stops 😅
Great idea using it as a changing table! Already bought that storage based on the previous reco, thanks!
 

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I would recommend this from Amazon.
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We have one and it's great. No more stuff rolling around. I would also recommend putting a heavy coat of Rain X on windshield, front lights, and rear window.. for safety.
I would recommend this from Amazon.

We have one and it's great. No more stuff rolling around. I would also recommend putting a heavy coat of Rain X on windshield, front lights, and rear window.. for safety.
Bought - looks great, thanks!
 

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The inverter is only good for 150w or so, so if you are looking to use a microwave, you’ll need a different inverter.

Avoid at all costs getting close to anything that can kick up rocks. The carnival is known for its easily cracked windshield and having that occur while on a road trip can make it pretty rough.

Each user can have two seat settings. I prefer a more vertical for city driving and a slightly more relaxed for highway cruising.

We setup a Roku for the remote screen. Baby shark gets old fast. You can also use airplay to stream to the Roku and avoid the mess of the Kia RSE app.
Didn't think I could use Roku that way, will look into that!

Also bought this for my "microwave" need: https://hotlogic.com/products/hotlogic-casserole-carrier-1
 

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I would recommend this e-cooler:
https://www.costco.com/massimo-cx40-12v-portable-e-kooler.product.100566493.html

Has an app and bluetooth so you can check and adjust the temperature remotely. Comes in different sizes. Great for motels without a fridge. I use it for shopping for frozen stuff on hot summer days (it can be a freezer not just a fridge) and can keep things warm (but haven't tried that).
Has a telescopic handle and wheels - it gets heavy when full.
 
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