Fruitful RV Trip Also called travel trailers, these RVs offer the ability to bring your car, truck, or SUV with you on your trip. Navigation can be tricky at first, but this option affords your family the ability to park the camper and then explore the town in a regular vehicle.
Due to the suspension of foreign travel, individuals have started to discover their own backyards. People are embarking on road journeys all over the world in automobiles, campervans, and RVs, from the U.S. and Canada to England, Europe, and New Zealand. After all, you can maintain your separate from others while still being outside!
I’ve asked Mike and Anne from HoneyTrek, two of my pals, to give their Fruitful RV Trip guidance today. They will assist you in starting your next RV journey quickly and affordably because they are full-time RVers!
Everyone was intrigued by the idea of rubber-tramping across North America a few years ago, thanks to the van life fad. You could have assumed, “Nah, I’d rather stay in my apartment in the city or travel.”
COVID-19 then struck. It suddenly began to sound pretty wonderful to escape the situation with a mobile home, didn’t it?
RVing is without a doubt one of the most convenient and secure forms of transportation available today. A recreational vehicle (Fruitful RV Trip) allows you the freedom to explore and the security of having your own space without the need for crowded airplanes or dubious hotel rooms.
Our eight-year “HoneyTrek” has included nearly every type of travel, including house sitting, backcountry camping, small-ship cruise, five-star honeymooning, and hiking.
— but we knew this was our favourite means of transportation the day we hired a campervan in New Zealand.
In our 1985 Toyota Sunrader “Buddy the Camper,” we have spent the last three years driving nonstop from the Baja Peninsula to the Arctic Circle and 47 states in between.
We have gained a lot of knowledge along the route and are eager to offer what we believe to be the most crucial information before beginning your Fruitful RV Trip.
How to Choose the Correct RV Size
A camper that is roughly 21 feet long is what we’d suggest for the most comfort and fun. Even while the large RVs decked up like penthouse apartments are alluring, keep in mind that every additional foot in length reduces maneuverability. With a smaller setup, you can:
- Access rugged terrain
- Fit in a normal parking space, even parallel park
- Avoid length restrictions on some of America’s most beautiful winding roads and ferry rides
- Get better gas mileage (Most rigs get 6–10 MPG. Ours gets 19.)
- Have less stuff to break, which means more time exploring and having fun!
There are a few things you should be aware of before you fall in love with that lovely Westfalia or sneaky Sprinter, even though even shorter 16 to 19-foot-long campervans do offer the best mobility.
First of all, living without a private indoor shower and bathroom isn’t very appealing. The benefits of having a flushing toilet are privacy, cleanliness, and independence. However, we applaud vanlifers who make do with shared bathrooms, bucket toilets, and catholes (digging a hole outside when you need to use the restroom).
We may simply and ethically spend the night anywhere, whether the heart of a city or a designated conservation area. Being independent and not relying on common amenities is more crucial than ever in these uncharted times.
A 19- to 22-foot long RV is large enough to provide you with a good bed and enough of storage while being compact enough to allow you to explore with reckless abandon.
How to Get Power (also known as Solar’s Benefits)
A house battery is used in campers and RVs to power electronics, the water pump, fans, and lighting. The many ways to keep it charged are as follows:
- Drive a few hours per day
- Pay to plug in at a campground
- Run a generator
- Have solar panels
Driving on a typical road trip should be plenty to keep you charged, but if you absolutely need electricity, an RV park is never far away. Solar panels are a need if you want to slowly travel through the bush while minimizing your environmental effect.
But if you intend to stick with it, you need build a solar power system. For $1,000–$2,000 USD, you may have it professionally installed if a DIY electrical job seems too terrifying.
Accessing the Internet
Your mobile router is your smartphone. Even while that’s a respectable amount of bandwidth, it’s not enough for a home internet service that allows you to stream nonstop. Install NetLimiter on your laptop and use the GlassWire app to track your data use if you’ll be traveling for longer than a few weeks. Save your large uploads and downloads for public Wi-Fi areas.
When everything else fails, you can generally access McDonald’s and Starbucks’ internet from the comfort of your camper.
How to Locate Camping Sites
However, did you know that there are tens of thousands of free campsites dispersed across the American wilderness? 640 million acres of public lands, including national forests, BLM [Bureau of property Management] property, national conservation areas, etc., have been set aside by the federal government for your use. These sites are rather basic (sometimes it’s simply a clearing in the forest).
There are various names for this type of autonomous camping, including “boondocking,” “dispersed camping,” “wild camping,” and “dry camping.”
How to Reduce Gas Costs
Even if the price of petrol is just about $2 USD per gallon right now, every dollar matters when it comes to your long-term vacation spending plan. Here are some ideas for fuel-saving strategies:
- Get the GasBuddy app. It allows you to see the gas prices along your route, often saving upwards of 50 cents per gallon, particularly if you can wait to cross a state line or get farther off the highway.
- Get yourself a Discover card and/or Chase Freedom Unlimited card; certain months of the year, they offer 5% off your fill-up.
- Sign up for gas station rewards programs, especially Shell and Pilot, which give 3–5 cents off per gallon.
- Keep your tires inflated at the recommended PSI, and drive under 55mph. In addition to the gas savings, it’s safer and prolongs the life of your rig.
How to Locate the Side Roads
Your GPS should be set to “avoid highways” so you can experience the true beauty of this nation. Although interstates have blazed straight lines throughout the country, the traditional network of roads that followed the land’s contours and connected historic communities is still in place.
A physical copy of the National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways is preferable than that online (because phone coverage on remote roads cannot be relied upon). It shows the most picturesque roads in every state, including attractions to enjoy even in “the flyover states.”