When perusing all the RVs for sale at the beginning of the summer, RV buyers didn’t consider how they were going to feel parking the recreational vehicle when it was time for the kids to go back to school. Some are completely ready for time downtime at home. They find vacationing exhausting and would rather not ever go anywhere ever again. To these people it’s important to ask one question, “Where did the decision to purchase an RV come from?”
RV owners should never feel forced to “park” the recreational vehicle for the school year. The inability to take long trips without deadlines with the kids will change things a bit, but that doesn’t mean that RVing during the school year can’t be just as fun. Some feel that RVing once the kids are back in school is even better because they need the break more than they do during the long, hot summer months. To make the most of the RV during the school year simply acknowledge that there will be some changes and move on…on down the road, that is.
Tips on Getting Back to School Without Losing the Fun of RVing:
- Plan short day trips.
- Make the most of your RV for nearby sporting events. Jump in on that amazing tailgate party before the nearest college team’s next game that all the “out of towners” always get to enjoy. They don’t know you live down the road and you don’t have to tell them if you don’t want to.
- Identify a nice hiking or fishing spot in your area and set the RV up for a late night with a campfire, hobo dinners and Smores.
- Take note of all the “Monday” holidays throughout the year and make plans to maximize the free time. You could even take off early from work on the preceding Friday and get a head start to your chosen destination. That’s 3 ½ days. You can do a lot of damage in 3 days. Given 3 ½ your life might never be the same.
- Don’t over-stress about the timing. Something could come up to delay your Monday return, but things DO come up and life does go on. In those rare instances when you may experience an unexpected delay, you’ll get home eventually and everything will be right where you left it.
Getting back to school, whether it’s elementary school, junior high, high school or college, can leave students and their families feeling tied down. RV owners are actually the lucky ones because they are far less tied down than their non-RVing counterparts. The simple fact of the matter is that RVers have to remember that they can get away on quick jaunts even easier and more affordably than they can get away for vacations lasting weeks.