Motorhome Class A options are endless; at least it seems as if the options are endless. Do you want stainless steel appliances? Okay. Do you want to have two separate bedrooms with privacy doors? Okay. Do you want two separate bathrooms with full tubs? Okay. Do you want to have a wall mounted TV in both the living area and the master bedroom? Okay. Do you want an armoire in which you can hang clothes? Sure thing. You can have anything you want in the modern day motorhome Class A.
But there’s one thing that no one can sell you or guarantee you will get…and that’s safety. You have to ensure your own safety on the road. In addition to maintaining your motorhome Class A so that you minimize all chances of road mishaps, you should take other precautions.
How to Stay Safe While Traveling Alone in your Motorhome Class A:
- Make sure someone knows where you are at all times. If you move your campsite or if you head off on foot one day, make sure that someone has a record of where you are/where you are headed. This could mean calling to check in with you brother, your boss, your friend, a co-worker, etc. Or it could just mean a simple email. In the worst-case scenario, you may not return from wherever you’ve headed off to, but someone could come find you because they’d know where to start looking.
- Carry your cell phone and keep it charged. There is nothing worse that realizing you need to call for help for whatever reason and realizing that your phone is dead. If your phone is out of service, it should still be able to call emergency phone numbers, but if it’s dead…you’re out of luck so keep it charged. And if you want to be extra prepared, cart an extra phone battery around with you.
- Carry an air compressor and battery charger with you on the road. When you are traveling the world in your motorhome Class A you will find that you are sometimes “off the beaten path” and won’t have car after car driving by asking if you need help if you break down on the side of the road. So it’s important to be as prepared as possible to take care of any ensuing problems on your own. Plus it feels good to be self-sufficient.
Many RV experts will recommend that you not travel alone. But regardless of the fact that sometimes it may be unavoidable, sometimes you simply want to be alone. And if that is the case, enjoy your solitary time on the road in your motorhome Class A. But enjoy that solitary time safely!