More and more people are throwing off the shackles of that boring job with its stresses and taking to the open road in an RV. The question is why? What could make a man or woman – or a couple with kids give up a lifestyle of stability for life on that tarmac ribbon? There are a number of reasons including freedom from the shackles of daily humdrum existence.
But before you sell the house and the dog/cat here are few things that you should know about setting off on that long-awaited trip of exploration.
The first thing that you have to keep in mind before you set off on an RV trip is that space will always be at a premium. So whatever you take with you must be functional – and serve its purpose with a minimum of fuss and bother.
The first of these is a small card. Roadside assistance. If you have not paid your dues – the best time to do it is before you set off into that RV adventure. Everything might look rosy – but mechanical things do break. You do not want to stick on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Sure you have everything you need – but it’s going to get really boring after a while.
Let’s talk about food. A folding grill (propane best) is going to make your life a lot much more pleasant. It does not take up that much space and makes that overnight stay much more pleasant.
When you stop off there will always be that night when the stars shine brightly and the gentle wind is warm. On that perfect night, a folding table is worth its weight in gold. Do not skimp on paying for quality. Buy the best that you can get. Fortunately, even big box stores have a great selection so your choice will not break the bank.
Here’s the killer. You never want to be out of contact with the big wide world while you are exploring. Although many of the newer RV’s boast built-in Internet connectivity some of the older models do not – and those are the models that many people are drawn to. But do not despair – there are aftermarket mods that will make connectivity a breeze. Sign up to reputable carrier and you should be great. If you are a heavier user – or run an online business – call them – they will usually have a package that will suit your needs.
The idea of an RV lifestyle might not suit everyone – but it is certainly worth exploring the open road and the freedom that provides.