So, you want to organize a full time RV trip?
In this particular series, we will be revealing some tips so that you can envision, plan and afterwards implement your own full time RVing trip.
But before we get to the RV full time guidelines, right here is the most crucial principle:
Become flexiblea€¦it’s for your own good!
At each turn in your full time RV journey, you will experience difficulties, but the technique is to try to be flexible and roll with the punches.
How we started making our full time RV dream in to reality is by having one big map and over the dining table, and also methodically planning a geographically wishful course from the east coast towards the west coast and then back again. This was just the first stage of course, but an essential one to get the creative juices flowing.
And then we looked at RVing reference books and all sorts of online resources to the locations within the United states and Canada that we wanted to visit.
If there’s one only book you have to have that will help you with this portion of your full time RV planning it’s Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways, a definitely must read!
Then we provided the children colored pens and permitted them to gleefully color the map to where they desired to visit. It looked wonderful! We then propped the map on the mantle and admired it every day.
This rough map later had become our very own full time RVing “vision board”. It was a fantastic ideaa€¦a rough drafta€¦but all of us were aware it necessary to be enhanced.
We then started the actual planninga€¦and the entire course changed for the very first of A lot of times.
And this comes to the 2nd full time RVing rule:
Be prepared to make changes!
Your full time RVing route can and will be “tweaked”; which in turn could alter the next destination. So you need to be flexible (remember “the most important rule?”)
Once your route is actually “set in stone” and you begin on your trip, certain points of interest may possibly change again.
(Actually we just altered the route to South Dakota and North Dakota today as of this writing so that we can see our great buddy and honorary Hell’s Angel, Dale Gorman).
Besides Hell’s Angels and other such interruptions, there are just about all sorts of factors that may possibly change your course and plans and the biggest one of these is Mother Nature.
Mother Nature is really a significant force to reckon with. For us, it was re-routing much of our trip around the flooded mid-west. We had no choice, National Park Campgrounds which we had booked months earlier practically closed because of flooding, so we needed to sit down, look at a map and pinpoint “where to next?”.
Whenever you are leaving knowing within your mind that plans could change then this isn’t monumental, it is only a dip in the road, like many some other things that might happen while RVing full time.
However, if you cannot deal with bending the route a little bit, this might really feel catastrophic for you.
Telling your self that plans might change will certainly prepare you for when they do, so now you can start preparing it out.
Right here is the first with our RVing full time guidelines:
Step #1: Yes!, you can RV full time!
For my family, the full time RV trip started out as an “imagine if we could evera€¦.” type of totally free association. All of us seated around the table, with US road maps as well as website books, and discussed concerns just like:
“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we coulda€¦”
“Wouldn’t it be so nice for the family to enjoy this kind of experience togethera€¦”