It’s great to own an RV because of all of the wonderful places that you can visit and explore – however, it won’t do you much good to have that RV if you can’t make time to take any trips. If you want to maximize your enjoyment of RV ownership, you will need to be able to find time within your busy schedule to squeeze in as many getaways as possible. Whether you are just taking a short trip only a couple hours from home, or you plan to drive through several states, building the time into your calendar is the first step in any vacation.
So how do you make time when there is so much else going on in life? Try using the following tips to increase in the amount of time you spend traveling in your RV.
Make It a Priority
Quite simply, you have to make RV travel a priority if it is ever going to find its way into your schedule. When something is a priority, it suddenly becomes easier to spot gaps in your calendar that can be used for trips. Unfortunately, many people have their priorities somewhat out of order in the modern world. If you bought an RV with the idea that you could use it to make memories with family and friends, be sure to commit yourself to bringing those experiences to life.
Plan One Big Trip
To start with, try to find a week or so within your schedule to plan one big trip each year. You may want to schedule this trip for the summer if you have kids who are in school, or you may want to try a less-busy part of the year if you don’t have kids to consider. By getting the time off work and making reservations as early as possible, you can be ‘locked in’ to this trip as one sure-fire chance to use your RV. Most likely, you will want to use this trip as your chance to travel to a longer-distance destination.
Be Open to Short Weekends
Even if you don’t have time off of work to take a long trip, you can have plenty of fun in your RV by taking short weekends away. Leave on Friday evening after work and come back on Sunday night in time to be back at the office on Monday. Obviously, you will want to pick destinations that are close to home when only going for 36 hours or so, but you don’t have to travel far in order to have a good time.
Modern life is busy, especially if you have a full-time job, kids, and more to balance on a daily basis. However, RV travel offers the opportunity to make countless great memories, so don’t miss out on the chance to take enjoyable trips just because you have a crowded calendar. With a little effort and some creativity, you should be able to find ways to get out in your RV on plenty of occasions throughout the year.