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The Pros and Cons of Solo RVing

Posted on: August 27, 2020 at 7:02 pm, in

You often hear about couples or families leaving behind their regular lives (at least temporarily) to go traveling in an RV. But what about single people or those who simply prefer to travel alone? Solo travel and solo RVing are gaining a lot of popularity. Let’s look at some of the benefits of RVing by yourself and some tips to do it right.

The advantages of solo RVing

How much time have you spent planning trips with family or friends? It always seems to be difficult to get everyone’s schedules lined up and meet everyone’s needs. One person wants to be near a beach, another wants to be deep in the wilderness, someone else thinks fast WiFi is a priority. It can be near impossible to organize.

When you travel alone, you don’t have to deal with any of this. You can just pick up and go wherever and whenever you want. You only have your needs and schedule to worry about. This applies while you’re on your trip, too. No more debating what you want to do each day, you can just go and do what you want.

Another benefit is that it becomes a lot easier to meet new people while you’re traveling by yourself. There’s bound to be other solo travelers along the way who you can strike up a conversation with and maybe even hang out together.

It’s often the case that other travelers are more likely to approach you if you’re alone rather than in a couple or family unit. Plus, you’re more likely to make the effort if you’re by yourself and looking for fellow travelers to connect with.

The disadvantages of solo RVing

Of course, traveling solo isn’t going to be for everyone. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t cope well in solitary and needs company to stay happy and entertained, then it might not be the best idea. Even though you can meet people while traveling and camping, some people might still find the solo travel life lonely.

Another potential issue is safety. Traveling solo can still be extremely safe if you take the proper precautions, but there can still be risks. Say you’re hiking solo for the day and you suffer an injury, with no cell signal in sight. There’s no one else there to go and get help. This won’t be an issue if you’re in a popular area with other hikers on the same path, so try to stick to these areas if you’re concerned about this.

Does solo RVing sound like the perfect trip to you, or do you prefer the company of friends and family to share the experience with? Either way, make sure you have the proper equipment and accessories for your RV. Check out our range of RV shades and get a quote today.

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