So, you like to prepare a full time RV trip?
Through this series, we are going to be sharing several tips to be sure that you’ll be able to visualize, plan then execute your very own full time RVing trip.
But before we get to the RV full time guidelines, this is the most critical principle:
Become flexible…it’s for your own good!
At every turn in your full time RV adventure, you are going to have challenges, even so, the key is to be versatile and also roll with the punches.
The way we started turning the full time RV dream into reality is by having one big map and over the dinner table, and also methodically organizing a geographically wishful path from the east coast to the west coast then back again. It was just the first stage of course, but an very important one in order to get the creative juices flowing.
And then we searched at RVing reference books and all sorts of Internet resources for the places around the United states and also Canada in which we planned to visit.
If ever there is 1 single book you should have to assist you with this section of your full time RV planning it’s Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways, a definitely must read!
We then handed the kids colored pencils and allowed them to gleefully colour the map to where they wished to visit. It looked wonderful! We then propped the map over a mantle and appreciated it each day.
This rough map later came to be our very personal full time RVing “vision board”. It was an excellent idea…a rough draft…but we all knew it necessary to be refined.
We then began the actual planning…and the entire route changed for the very first of A lot of times.
So this comes to our 2nd full time RVing rule:
Always be prepared to make changes!
Your full time RVing course can and will be “tweaked”; which as a result may change the following destination. So, just be versatile (remember “the most important rule?”)
As soon as your course is actually “set in stone” and you start in your journey, certain points of interest may possibly change once again.
(In fact we just changed our route to South Dakota and North Dakota today around this writing to be able to see our very good pal and also honorary Hell’s Angel, Dale Gorman).
Apart from Hell’s Angels and other kind of distractions, you can find all sorts of reasons which may change the route and plans and the greatest one of these is Mother Nature.
Mother Nature is a major force to reckon with. For us, it was re-routing much of the journey around the flooded mid-west. We had no option, National Park Campgrounds which we had reserved months in advance practically closed down because of flooding, so we had to sit back, look at a map and figure out “where to next?”.
When you are setting off knowing in your head that plans may possibly change then this isn’t monumental, it’s only a dip in the road, like numerous other things that might happen while RVing full time. However, if you cannot handle bending the route a bit, this might really feel disastrous for you.
Telling yourself that plans can change will prepare you for when they do, so now you can begin preparing it.
Below is the 1st in our RVing full time guidelines:
Step #1: Yes!, you can RV full time!
For my family, the full time RV trip began as an “imagine if we could possibly ever….” kind of totally free association. We all sat around the table, with US road maps and internet site books, and discussed matters just like:
“Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could…”
“Wouldn’t it be so nice for our family to have this experience together…”
“I just want to enjoy the moment while the kids are still young, and plan this while they’re thrilled about hitting the road…”
“I’d love to give my family members the opportunity to really begin to see the country…”
“I feel it can be a huge learning experience for the children…”
“Wouldn’t it be relaxing to try some thing new and exciting; to breakaway from our everyday routines and also spice things up…”
So free associate.
Then, tabulate all your answers and after that, thoroughly consider exactly what you’d like to do and what you would like to achieve.
Remember to keep The Full Time RV Payoff in Mind
Every single family has their own “pay off” for hitting the full time RV route. For us, it was a combination of fabulous “pay offs”. We also made the decision the timing was ripe for the pickin’, so we did it our goal.
Should a full time RV trip is something that you and your family members choose to set about, our first tip is to talk about the ways that it will and can occur, and also shut out all the talk inside your mind (along with your well-intentioned acquaintances) about how it “can’t” happen.
Ignore these negative feelings:
“We can probably in no way afford it and my boss wouldn’t let me work from the road”
“We are only able to go if the baby was just just a little older”
“Our family of five might probably feel so trapped in a tin can just about all summer”
“How would I ever homeschool? – I’m not really a teacher”
“I can never do it, I do not have any idea exactly where to begin!”
Quit the negative self-talk. And then take road blocks one at a time, and think of some solutions on how you’ll be able to make it work.
And after that decide to get on the road full time RVing. The next step covers your RV full time Mission as well as Time frame.