One of the things I hadn’t really thought about before I got on the road full time was how much time I would have to spend planning driving routes. Realizing these issues, I quickly got on board with using online tools and mobile apps to help me plan my routes.
Few will argue that a blazing campfire at the end of the day really makes it cozy and fun. But one place no one wants to deal with fire is INSIDE your rig. Regardless what size or type RV you live in, and for however long/often, fire is one element you want to stay far away from…at least the open, uncontrolled kind.
Now that we’ve covered potential disaster scenarios and the documents and first aid kits you should have with you, this last entry in this Disaster Preparedness in an RV series will cover how to put together a Go Bag or Bug-Out Bag.
This week’s entry deals with appropriate responses and the kind of supplies an RVer should carry to be ready for potential disasters on the road. Since this is a blog about fulltime RV life, that’s the approach I’m writing from. But part-timers could take a page from this playbook, too.
No one wants to think about disasters when they get on the road, especially if their trip is a long-awaited, much-anticipated vacation. But the fact of the matter is, when you’re living in an RV—be it for a limited vacation, and lengthy one, or even as a full time venture—it becomes your home for however long you’re in it. So you need to be prepared for any eventuality.
One of the things I discovered was that underneath the front deck, behind the center bench of the U-shaped dinette, is a BUNCH of wasted space. Wasted, because it’s covered beneath a permanently affixed top surface, which I first started eyeing because that surface is clearly too thin and flimsy to support much. I realize that in regular camping concepts, it wouldn’t need to support much. But in a fulltime living situation, every single space must earn its keep.