What You Need to Know About Healthcare Traveling in an RV
The RV life is the epitome of cross-country travel.
For many, it is their dream to pack up and hit the open road in an RV, for healthcare travelers, it is an adventure that can save you money! It has the best of both worlds as it lets you go out and see the country and stay in and binge your favorite shows.
You get to meet other travelers, not only healthcare but all kinds of wanderers! And the best part is there’s no more packing and unpacking with every new contract! From money-saving apps to picking the right vehicle, Skillgigs is here to provide you with the tips and tricks to get you off the couch and on the road. Keep reading for everything you should know before choosing the RV life for your next assignment.
Which Camper is Right for You?
RVs, Motorhomes, Campervans, and Travel Trailers. There are so many options that tailor to fit each lifestyle. But which one correlates to your lifestyle?
The Campervan is the smallest and probably the cheapest option. A campervan is a modified van or truck. Imagine the famous VW van with a bed in the back and some storage. If you don’t mind using campground facilities and you love saving money, this one is for you!
2. Recreational Vehicle
On the opposite end, you have the RV. The Recreational Vehicle is the huge tour bus looking vehicle you know from the movies. These require a specific license in some states and can be expensive, but they have all the amenities and more! These bad boys are your one (sometimes two) bedroom apartment on wheels, complete with bathrooms, kitchens, and even washer and dryers!
The Motorhome is the compromise between the two extremes. Small enough that you don’t need a special license and large enough to live comfortably for an extended period. They come in various shapes and sizes and can be customized with certain amenities if using a campground’s bathroom is off the table for you.
4. Travel trailer
The last one to consider is the travel trailer. Travel trailers can be as cheap as a campervan but with the level of comfort as a motorhome. The savings come from the fact that it does not have its own motor. Travel trailers are a great option if you already have a truck or a van that can tow it with ease. These trailers can be small and simple or large and luxurious, depending on your preference.
Where Do You Park?
The most important thing to do before traveling to a new assignment is to book a spot in advance. Booking in advance lets you pick the best locations as the top-rated campgrounds and RV parks book in advance. Another advantage you can utilize is booking extended periods. RV and camping facilities prefer extended stays, especially outside of tourist seasons. Sometimes people prefer boondocking, or Dry Camping, as a way to save money. If you plan on boondocking, refer to state park maps where that is permitted. We do not recommend parking and camping illegally.
Secrets of the Road
Okay, these are not so secret. But, a lot of people don’t know about these apps, and they are a huge help!
Campendium is a great app to let you find the top-rated campgrounds and RV parks that meet your criteria. It has contact info to help you plan ahead and even connects you with the wandering community!
Half of the fun is on the road, and the best road assistance app on the market is Waze. Waze is a co-pilot app that helps you navigate the road with ease and, thanks to its massive community of users, avoid traffic and road hazards.
Good Sam Club is going to save you a lot of money on your travels. It’s a premium membership service that offers discounts at camping and outdoor stores so you can save on supplies you’d already be buying. Another plus is they can help you save on gas!
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