Going full time can create some unique problems for an RV’er. Here are Explorer’s top 5 tips to help ease the transition into RV’ing full time.
1. Make friends! An RV club or association can help put you in touch with other RV’ers with similar interests. Other full time RVer’s can be an excellent source of travel tips, be it where to find a good meal on the road, inexpensive campgrounds or tourist spots that are off the beaten path. If you’re not a member of an RV club, you can also find other RVer’s on web forums and online groups.
2. Check your coverage. Your insurance policy should be adjusted to reflect your full time status. Do you have enough coverage for your contents and personal belongings? Special “homeowner’s” type liability is also available for your RV. Roadside assistance can be critical in the event of a breakdown or flat tire. You may even qualify for discounted roadside assistance through your RV insurance carrier. If you are thinking about going full time, speak with your insurance agent to make sure you are properly covered.
3. Chart your course. Invest in a reliable GPS system to make sure you stay on track when you hit the road. Check with your roadside assistance plan to see if they offer travel planning and map services. Other RVer’s may be able to advise you on routes and shortcuts or even the best stops along the way.
4. Keep in touch. One thing to consider when going full time is how you’d like your mail handled. There are many mail forwarding services located throughout the country that will make sure your mail catches up to you in a timely fashion. Once service to consider is America’s Mailbox located in Box Elder, South Dakota. Their website is www.americas-mailbox.com.
5. Preserve your memories. Pack a camera and scrapbook or start an online blog to document your travels for yourself and friends and family.
For expert advice in protecting your RV and belongings, contact Explorer RV!