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How to Live your Travel Dream in an RV

If seeing the world is one of your callings in life, why not enjoy it in from the comfort of an RV? There is no need to wait in lines at the airport and struggle to find transport while adventuring in a new city or country. You can have an RV TV, Refrigerator, Heater and many other things installed, thus enjoying all the comforts of home without any limits.

This new expedition may be daunting at first, but once you have done your research, created an action plan, and actually set out to your first outing in the RV, all the logistics will fall into place.

Stop procrastinating

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the process of getting an RV.  You need to find a vehicle, get comfortable driving it and make sure it has all the amenities necessary.

This shouldn’t scare you from trying a new travel experience. We often get used to a way of doing things and we avoid trying anything new. Many people who have traveled in an RV rave about how special the memories are and how freeing it is to go anywhere and everywhere.

Why limit your RV travel to one country when you can discover the most spectacular road trips around the world? So what are you waiting for? Set a time and a place where you will find a vehicle and get going with the planning of your trip!

Create an action plan

Traveling is designed to be a spontaneous activity. But with every trip, there is a bit of planning involved. To avoid running out of gas or getting caught up in the ocean views of Haystack Rock in Oregon, or the otherworldly landscapes in Utah make a plan.

Create a list of all the places you would like to visit and determine how long it will take to get from each destination. There are many sites like Hipcamp and Capendium to help you find the best RV camps to stop at along the way.

Keep in mind, not every adventure goes perfectly to plan. You never know, you may find yourself chasing your dreams in an RV and never wanting to go back home.

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Follow a budget

A good travel action plan is never complete without a budget. Most people believe that traveling by RV is less expensive than traditional vacations. The answer to this is both yes and no.

The cost of traveling in an RV truly depends on the expenses like the renting of your RV, gas, food costs, travel insurance, etc. If you love a spacious living area, you are likely to pick an RV model that expands at the sides when parked. This is a lovely feature but may cause your renting costs to skyrocket.

Traveling in any form of transportation comes with risks. You never know whether you can break down or get in an accident. It’s important to book travel insurance that will cover the costs of an RV’s specifically. Consider this a cost within your budget.

Find an RV

Choosing the best RV to travel in isn’t easy. There are so many options to choose from. They are divided as Motorized or Towable. It’s completely up to you whether you want to rent or purchase one too.

The Motorized homes are as follows: Class A (sleeps 16), Class B (sleeps 2-4), Class C (sleeps 8), and Campervan (sleeps 1-2). The towable RV’s range from Fifth-Wheel Trailers (sleeps 8), Travel Trailer (sleeps 8), Toy Hauler (sleeps 8), Truck Camper (sleeps 2-4), and Pop-Up Camper (sleeps 8).

Based on the size of your RV travel party, your preference of motorized or towable, and your budget, you are bound to find the best suitable option for you and your family.

Enjoy your time

The beauty of traveling in an RV is that you get to spend quality time with your loved ones. It encourages you to be out in nature and spend less time inside.

It is likely that you won’t have cell phone signal while on the road. Embrace this and enjoy the sights. It is not often that you get to travel and be completely disconnected from the Internet. Don’t forget to take as many pictures as possible because you will want these memories to last.

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I'm a dual Canadian-American from NYC that moved to South Africa for work and ended up traveling all through the continent. I'm currently living the expat life in Frankfurt, Germany and traveling the world as much as I can. I'm a bit obsessed with scuba diving, churning credit cards so I never pay to fly, and eating the most questionable of foods in the most peculiar of places. My bucket list is the world, and some day I might make it there.

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  1. This is extraordinary! Do you figure it would be substantially more costly in summer or any of the pinnacle special seasons? I’m going over July this year and contemplating whether the costs change much with the seasons.

  2. This is great! Do you think it would be much more expensive in summer or any of the peak holiday seasons? I’m going over July this year and wondering if the prices change much with the seasons.

    • Thanks! I think peak season could affect your rental prices a bit but other than that, you should be ok. Obviously the crowds will be greater at the big national parks