Life on wheels has never looked so good, especially during these pandemic times. By now we’ve all mastered the art of social distancing in public spaces, but how about for those who choose to distance themselves in an RV, fifth wheel, or camper? To keep you and your loved ones safe, we’ve rounded up some ways to practice social distancing while RVing.
Ways to Practice Social Distancing while RVing
It’s safety first on the open road. With public health and safety guidelines as the new normal, practicing social distancing by maintaining a healthy six foot or more of separation from others is more important now than ever. Here are ways to do it while RVing.
- Know before you go. Before leaving home, check your local and state guidelines and mandates for updates on coronavirus.
- Let a trusted friend or relative know your plans before you head out
- Only travel with immediate household members. Gone are the days of inviting friends and extended family on the road, at least for now. Stick to your quarantine circle and only travel with those who live in your domicile.
- Take safety measures and precautions as you normally would while driving.
- Try to stick to one locale with all the conveniences of modern living you need and hunker down there. Leave the exploring of new and distant lands for the future post-pandemic.
- It goes without saying to bring your own food, beverages, and supplies to avoid stopping while on the road. Make sure that you have a full first aid kit, road flares, spares, and any maintenance equipment you may need as stores may be closed in your destination of choice. RVbyLIFE has a wide selection of RV caulks and sealants and other useful products to keep you cruising.
- Maintain a safe distance between your RV and others while at the campground or park.
- Practice social distancing at the fuel pump and avoid common areas at the campground. Be sure to keep a minimum of six feet of separation between you and others who are not in your household at all times.
- Sanitize and wash your hands before and after touching common surfaces like fuel pumps and door handles. Wear disposable gloves if possible.
- Bring your own anti-bacterial, disinfectant wipes, or sanitizer, like RVbyLIFE’s Sanitizer, to wipe down any high trafficked surfaces like doorknobs, handles, seat cushions, steering wheel, fuel pumps, etc.
As a General Rule of Thumb
- Do not travel with sick household members. They should stay home to prevent the spread.
- Use a face mask when traveling out into public places as per the CDC’s recommendations
- Take time for self-care and for the mental well-being of you and your family. Enjoy nature’s healing power while keeping personal hygiene, public health, and safety in mind!
Always Be Prepared
The best preventative measures to fight the spread are to practice social distancing, apply good personal hygiene, and always be prepared. Before you set out on the road in your camper, fifth wheel or RV, be sure to have all your supplies handy. RVbyLIFE carries a wide selection of RV care, maintenance, cleaning and sanitizing products to keep your rig in tip-top shape. For a clean bill of RV health, trust RVbyLIFE.