Cruising the open road drinking in epic scenery, stopping everywhere and anywhere that takes your fancy, making memories and cultivating moment upon moment of unforgettable life-highlights – sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Surely there’s no improvement on the kind of beautiful wandering life you get from an RV? You’ve already got it so good, but we think these five genius hacks can help you get the most out of your RV experience:
Capitalize On ALL Of Your Storage Space
Space is limited in an RV which means storage is king. You’ll need to get creative with how you store. Maybe you could take some inspiration from the Tiny Homes Nation series on Netflix, especially if you’re a bit of a dab hand with DIY. Utilize every single space available to you and go hard on nifty hacks like using wall space for storage, or use epic products like the PVC end cap which you can attach to your roof rack or bumper to hold sports equipment and other awkward gear.
Keep Your First RV Experience Vanilla
If your first RV experience is rubbish, you’re likely to be put off doing it again in a hurry, and it might even completely ruin your enthusiasm of ever doing it again. Instead, take your first RV trip close to home at a park where it’s easy for you to set up. Think of it like a beginners RV experience. One that gives you the chance to learn the ropes a safe enough distance from home so if something does go kaput, it’s easy to overcome and fix.
Don’t Be Afraid To Travel On A Whim
Studies show that leaving decisions until the last minute can actually help us to make better decisions. You may think you need to plan every detail of your RV trip for success, and sure, there should be some basic element of that for practicalities. But part of the charm of backpacking with wheels is that you can take your RV anywhere you want, and adventure awaits you if you just hold off on planning too much. Spontaneity can often result in incredible memories being made.
77 million households in the US contain at least one person who camps occasionally and 19% of those new to camping camp with an RV. Not to sound too extrovert but that is millions of potential friends! Not just any friends, but RV friends! People who can give you a wealth of experience, tips, tricks and help you get involved in the amazing RV community that is out there.
Spend Time Out Of The RV
OK, ok we get it, you spent a fair bit on this sexy metal beast and you want to make the most of it. But, a huge part of the benefits of an RV is enabling you to get all up inside nature. Being in nature is so good for humans, and is known to reduce blood pressure, help reduce the risk of a wide range of nasty health conditions and the list goes on and on. So, do enjoy your RV for all it is worth, but definitely explore your surroundings too. Hike, cycle, forage, swim, surf, stargaze – nature can boost your RV experience massively if you get stuck in.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
By investing in an RV you’ve already got your tickets to adventure, now all you have to do is use those tickets in exchange for the memories of a lifetime.