When you have an RV you want to go places. It’s just a natural side effect of having a home on wheels. This summer we moved into our RV full-time and I came to a horrible realization. Wherever we go, we stay at an RV park. And all RV parks – no matter what state – are pretty much the same. Combine that with the fact that we do not yet tow a car, and that means all places we go largely will be the same!
So that had me thinking. Where can a person go with an RV that makes you grateful you have an RV.
Here is my list so far:
- Any state / national park in the winter: You feel like you are cheating nature by warm and toasty while it is snowing outside.
- Western America BLM Land: You need a self-contained unit with a bathroom to enjoy a stay out in the middle of nowhere!
- Quartzsite RV Gathering: 100,000+ RVers in the middle of the desert – a must see.
- Burning Man: like Quartzsite but with younger crazy people instead of older retired people 😉
- At a campground that has packed sand so you are at a waterline on a beach.
- Outside a major city like New York or San Francisco with a view of the skyline and public transportation access to the sites.
- At an auto race track with a view of the track.
- At Yellowstone National Park when it is closed for bear attacks.
- The Albuquerque Balloon Fest
- A NASA space launch
- Tailgating at a pro and college game
All those destinations are cool. I have done a few. It is my RV destination bucket list (so far).
I do have a few more ideas:
- Your kids after school sports / event: You can sit in the RV and be warm until the game starts. Then celebrate on site after.
- Work remotely for the afternoon in the RV. Drive down to a lake or other scenic place to make your phone calls and do busy work.
- Take your family to the beach – nothing like having your own private showers.
- Use it at your local parade. Camp out next to your spot.
- Major Holidays in town. Why fight traffic after the 4th fireworks? Just sleep in the parking lot.
- Working late? Use it sleep overnight rather than commuting home.
- Working late a lot? Park it in the work lot and eat supper / lunch with your family or spouse.
- Use it as guest quarters – privacy and a bath!
- Emergency shelter – keep it watered & gassed up for the ultimate prepper vehicle.
- Short on money? Staycation – just camp in your driveway or the local state park.
- Use your RV as the ultimate car pool vehicle for fun shopping or day trips with friends.
When you look at an RV it is easy to only see your 2 or 3 weeks of vacation time. After you get your RV you seem to find a lot more uses for it!