Beginners’ Guide to Planning Your RV Routes and Places to Stay (Part 1)

planning your RV routes

One great thing about living an RV life is the mobility. You are allowed to make mistakes on where to go because, if you don’t like it, you can always leave as soon as you want and change your RV routes. Unlike buying a house wherein you are stuck for a long time, if you don’t like the environment, the neighbors, or the weather, then you’re left to suffer.

That’s not a problem for people living the RV life. You can go where you want for as little time as possible, and then move on to the next. However, it doesn’t hurt to research and plan your journeys in order to save on cost of gasoline and save you the stress that comes with uncertainty. Here are some tips to consider when planning your RV routes.

1. Consider the weather.

If you are driving cross country, you are bound to encounter locations that get too cold or too hot. You may want to avoid the places where you will get too uncomfortable. Furthermore, locations that get too hot during summers may damage your tires and the cables of your RV, so better avoid these destinations. Places that get too cold in the winters should also be avoided.

Instead, try to plan your RV routes wherein you will end up in a warm state during the cold months. Ii may be difficult to keep warm, especially if you are living in a small metal space. It may be too pricey to crank up the heater or air conditioning to counter the cold or hot temps, so it may be smarter to plan RV routes that avoid the extreme temperatures.

2. Plan ahead.

If you are the spur-of-the-moment type of person, planning won’t hurt when it comes to RVing — at least for the summer months when people are out enjoying themselves and the weather. Chances are, all the places you want to go to and stay at during summer could be pretty packed, especially since school is out and a lot of families may want to go traveling as well.

So, book your reservations ahead of time. You can also find cheaper deals online if you book in advance. During spring and autumn, all the lovely camp sites and parks would have ample space, so there is little need to plan ahead for these seasons.

3. Decide on your pace.

Decide how long you will take in each of your stops. For full-time RVers you can relax and take your time, maybe even spend weeks in campsite if your wish to rest and recover. For others who are more pressed for time, that may not be an option.

But then again, if you choose to live in an RV for the rest of your life, what will press you for time? You have all the time in the world, so be sure to seize the moment wherever you are and take one day at a time.

As a beginner, it’s important to do some research about which places or RV parks you will be going to. Planning ahead will not only save you time and money, it will also make your travel as smooth as possible. Watch out for the Part 2 of this blog as we reveal more helpful tips in looking for places to stay.