Today I am listing a few more tips to make RV travel more enjoyable, particularly when traveling in groups. RVers are frequently gregarious, like to meet people and sometimes travel with friends. In these cases a positive attitude can go a long way toward having a great time.
- If you’re normally the leader, be open to letting someone else try planning and navigating. You may learn something yourself.
- Before a trip with friends, discuss what each of you wants to include in your trip. It’s good to actually write down an itinerary, even if it is tentative and you change destinations as you travel.
- Agree upon who will lead and who will follow as you travel on the road. You can take turns or one person may do all of the leading. Consider some type of communication between RVs as you travel-wireless communicators, cell phones or a CB. Using your preferred equipment, the navigator for the leader should let the follower know what’s coming up, and the navigator for the follower should let the leader know if traffic is backed up behind them so the leader can pull over at an appropriate, safe place to let the traffic pass.
- Communicate in an informative manner, sticking to the subject. Simply describe what you see. Say, “There’s a truck parked on the side up ahead with a man walking beside it,” instead of “Don’t hit that man.”
- If you want to stay friends, overlook your companions’ habits that bother you. One trick is to tell yourself that no one except you is perfect; therefore, as a perfect person, you can be gracious toward your imperfect fellow travelers.
- Consider going one way to a destination with another couple and coming back independently. That way you’ll each have the satisfaction of being on your own schedule for part of the trip.
Traveling with friends has been very rewarding for us and has created wonderful memories for years to come. We wish you such enjoyment, too. If you have extra tips, drop a comment.
Happy travels and I’ll be back with more…
GO ON YOUR OWN OR MEET OTHER RV’RS THERE. NEVER BEEN GOOD TO
TRAVEL WITH OTHERS..ON YOUR OWN STOP, NAP, SLEEP,EAT WHEN YOU
WISH WITH NO ONE ELSE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, 1 ADVANTAGE OF BEING RETIRED….IF YOU LOVE GROUPS THEY HAVE CARAVANS FOR THAT AND REST HOMES.
I LUV the remark re traveling companions, about the trick to tell yourself “as a perfect person you can be gracious towards your imperfect fellow travelers”WISH I’d known that bit of smart-aleck,passive aggressive knowledge when we went to Myrtle Beach SC from Western NC.Normally the trip should take 6 hrs – BUT NO! It took OUR family 11 1/2 hrs!!! It was a caravan of 4 RV’s & 1 mini-van of children 2 & under.Two being NURSED every 1 hr or screaming their heads off to be out of the car seats.AND even a Doberman from hell that had to pee every 2 hrs,that weighed 100# and not easily ignored!
Robin Williams needs to make a movie regarding THIS scenario!!!