While RVing is just a hobby for many, there are some that choose to RV full-time. When you spend all of your time on the road, you learn a thing or two along the way. Here are seven lessons that full-time RVers have learned and want to share:
1. Be prepared for emergencies
You never know what could happen, so it’s always good to be prepared. Some emergencies could be more minor like a flat tire, lost reservations, or an illness. They could also be a bit more severe like a car accident or theft. It’s a good idea to have things like an emergency fund and a backup plan for if someone on the trip gets sick. It’s wise to make sure that more than one person can drive the rig in case of an emergency. Plan for everything so you are prepared.
2. Not everyone is happy with your plans or decisions
Even though you could be really excited about your move to an RV and full-time travel, not everyone will be as supportive. Be prepared for people to disagree and remember to do what is best for you.
3. Be open to a change of plans
Things might not work out exactly how you planned, and that’s okay! Be prepared for the unexpected and keep your calm and everything will work out how it should. Stay flexible and you will have a great trip.
4. Take a road less traveled
If you’re wanting to come across something unusual or interesting on your journey, it is a good idea to take secondary highways. You’ll find things like quaint little towns, interesting museums, friendly people, and yummy local restaurants. It will become a more immersive experience and something you will not soon forget.
5. Use checklists
Having a checklist for setting up and dismantling camp will help you not to forget anything as you go from site to site. It could be a disaster to forget something like unplugging a cord before you drive away, but it is less likely to happen when you have a checklist. Try splitting up the responsibilities between people in your travel group to be more efficient.
6. Be open to new adventures
You could be driving down the road and notice a billboard for something completely new and different from your plans. Why not check it out? You never know what you’ll find when you try something new.
7. Don’t overplan
You want to be able to spur of the moment spots when you’re on the road. Where else are you going to find The World’s Largest Yarn Ball? You don’t want to plan down to the minute because then you won’t be able to discover fun and quirky things on your journey! You could also run into some kind of obstacle on your travels and then your days could get thrown off. Make a tentative plan and stay open, but remember to have fun!
Travel in a Lance Camper
Lance Campers encourage you to travel more often, and with so many affordable and versatile models to choose from, there's definitely a Lance Camper that's right for you. Head to your local dealership and shop for a truck camper or travel trailer.