When you’re at retirement age, it might seem like an RV trip can be a hassle. But when you prepare the right way, you’ll find that doesn’t have to be the case in the slightest. In fact, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure that your next RV trip is a relaxing getaway—at any age. Here are some great RV travel tips for seniors!
Do Some Reconnaissance
A great RV trip can happen by accident, sure—but if you’re less experienced, you should take the precaution of doing plenty of research in advance. Here are a few ideas for places you should seek out in advance:
- Search for senior RV parks. Go Camping America, for example, has a list of age-restricted RV parks, so you can easily find 55-and-older RV parks in your area.
- Scout out ideal locations. Purchase local fishing guides if you want to catch the right kind of fish but find yourself unfamiliar with the area. You can even go online to find local guides to a new area before you plan your trip—that way you aren’t left searching local convenience stores.
You might also want to invest in a high-quality GPS navigation system to ensure that you’re never thrown off-course by strange weather or local traffic patterns. While it’s nice to have some U.S. maps as a backup, it’s a good idea to get used to the audio feedback from the GPS, as it won’t distract you from keeping your eyes on the road.
Get the Most from the Road
Part of the fun of traveling the country in an RV is embracing the beautiful views along the way. For seniors, one of the primary concerns is that you won’t be able to put in the hours on the road you used to. For some people, this can be one of the main advantages of traveling in an RV: you’re not in any particular hurry.
That’s why we recommend that you take frequent breaks when you travel. Feel free to take the scenic route. Take your time. Plan more frequent stops so you don’t feel stressed about making it to the next RV campground by evening. If you’re enjoying much of your time in retirement with an RV, then realize that there’s no reason you should have to stick to a rigid schedule. Leave yourself plenty of opportunities to stop and smell the roses. You can use Go Camping America’s “Find a Park” feature to plan out a more leisurely trip.
Cover Yourself with RV Insurance
If you’re going to have a relaxing, stress-free trip, then it helps to have the peace of mind that comes with a fully-covered and insured RV. You can also consider investing some of your money in AAA for RVs, which includes everything from an anti-theft device to far-reaching insurance coverage.
Care For Your RV
It doesn’t hurt to keep the right RV products stored away, either. You never know when you might need to clean, restore, or seal your RV. Make sure that you have the right products for your particular RV’s materials, and you’ll be ready for anything when the rubber meets the road.