Getting Started

New to the world of RVs and nomadic life? Here is a guide map to get started!

1. Explore the Web

Outside of hands-on experience, the web is the best page to learn about RV travel and mobile living. Here are some of our favorite resources:

 

Most of these websites are RV lifestyle blogs maintained by full-time RVers and travelers.

For more information, visit our RV and Camping Resources page.

2. Get Involved

Find a friend! Camping and traveling is best enjoyed with a friend (preferably one with a large assortment of tools they are willing to share). Learn the ropes from someone who has gone before.

Engage with social media groups. You can find Facebook groups and Reddit threads for common interests like RVing, digital nomads, etc.

You can also find interest clubs, owners groups and communities. Common congregations include Airstream owners, teardrop trailer owners, 4×4 explorers, or digital nomads. You’re sure to find a congregation happening near you!

3. Join Up

If you’re serious about life on the road, there are a number of membership programs you might be interested in. These include:

  • Thousand Trails
  • Harvest Hosts
  • Good Sam
  • Passport America
  • Happy Campers
  • Escapees
  • FMCA

 

These clubs typically offer discounts and resources for their members. Annual fees are reasonable.

4. Go Exploring!

Preparation is only worth the action that comes afterward. Get out there and go exploring!

 

 

 

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