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Top Tips for Solo RVing

Posted on: September 14, 2020 at 3:45 pm, in

We recently looked at some of the advantages and disadvantages of RVing by yourself rather than with family or friends. If you’re convinced that solo RVing is for you, then read on for tips about how to make your solo trip the best it can be.

Safety tips for solo RVing

One of the main concerns of solo traveling, which we touched on briefly in our last article, is safety. You could be at greater risk by traveling by yourself, but some simple precautions can help to keep you and your belongings safe while you travel.

  • Lock it up – Don’t get complacent when traveling alone. It’s important to always lock your RV overnight and when you leave it unattended. It’s also a good idea to keep your valuables in a safe or lockbox inside your RV, and keep valuables out of sight. Drawing your curtains or installing RV shades can protect your privacy.
  • Choose trustworthy sites – Camping by yourself in the middle of nowhere may sound like an exciting adventure, but it’s much safer to find a registered campsite or RV park. If you arrive somewhere and feel suspicious of the location or people there, then trust your gut instinct and find another site.
  • Carry the essentials – If you’re hiking alone and something goes wrong, having a basic first aid can help in a lot of situations. Make sure you always have water and snacks with you, just in case. In more severe situations, make sure you have emergency contact numbers on you. A portable charger is also a good idea in case you run out of battery.

More solo RVing tips

It’s not all about safety, but also about having fun and making the most of your trip. So, here are some more tips for your solo RV trip.

  • Get familiar with your rig – If it’s your first time RVing solo, then it’s important that you get familiar with your motorhome, including how to drive it, maintain it, and hook it up at campsites. This will make sure you don’t get stalled by any problems, giving you more time to explore and enjoy yourself. Get plenty of practice with it before you set off on your own. And get a routine professional tune-up before your trip to make sure everything is in good working order.
  • Be social (if you want) – Campgrounds are a great place to meet like-minded people, so RVing solo doesn’t mean you have to be on your own the whole trip. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with a fellow traveler if you feel like socializing.
  • Bring entertainment – There’s obviously going to be a lot to see and do on your RV trip, but you may also have a lot of downtime. Bring books or an e-reader with you, download movies to a tablet, and any other types of entertainment that interest you.

Make sure your RV is fully kitted out for your big solo trip. Contact Magne Shade to get a quote for your window and windshield shades.

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