You just purchased your first fifth wheel. It’s actually your first recreational vehicle. In the past, you depended upon scheduled trips and rental RVs. But now that you have your very own fifth wheel you’re starting to realize just how fun spontaneous trips can be. And you’re right. One of the major beauties of the recreational vehicle is that they accommodate spontaneous travel perfectly.
Here are a few “spontaneous” trips that other fifth wheel RV owners have successfully completed:
- The General Sherman tree: The world’s largest single stem tree (by volume). It’s a Giant Sequoia in California’s Sequoia National Park. The General Sherman stands 275 feet tall. The trunk is estimated to weight more than 1,800 tons.
- The USS Lexington Museum: This is not your typical museum; it’s an actual World War II era aircraft carrier. Never been aboard an aircraft carrier before? Visitors get to wander through the various mazes and tunnels, climbing ladders and enjoying the unique experience offered aboard the USS Lexington.
- The Alamo: Located in San Antonio. Texas, construction on the Alamo began in 1724 making it a true historic site. San Antonio and the Alamo played a critical role in the Texas Revolution. A memorable battle in 1836 led to the commonly heard phrase, “Remember the Alamo.” Visitors can access a plethora of amazing facts and artifacts throughout the mission.
- Old Faithful: This popular geyser is located in Yellowstone Park. It erupts every 35 to 120 minutes. Eruptions last 1 ½ to 5 minutes. Eruptions reach up to 184 feet. It’s a site that will not be forgotten.
No matter where you live or how much time you have, there is always something that will make for a great spontaneous fifth wheel trip. Ask around in your community. Find other RV owners and find out what they’ve done locally. Discuss tourist plans with visitors to your area when you run into them. It’s amazing how often individuals can spend their entire lives in a certain area and never even think about visiting popular tourist sites. People make international trips to see the Grand Canyon, yet there are individuals who live within hours who have never thought to make the trip.
It’s easier than you think to overlook interesting RV day trips and regional highlights. Make an effort to locate sites of interest near you and make the most of your recreational vehicle. Have you been planning any fabulous “someday” spontaneous fifth wheel trips? Share your ideas. Have you already been on a great spontaneous trip and have tips to share? Get in touch. We’d love to hear all about it.