Date Published: 2023/05/30

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So You’re Trying to Get Into the RVing Lifestyle?

Family at lakeside walking toward RV.

Millions of people around the world are taking up RVing, with its lure of the open road, freedom from the constraints of modern society, and the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. Luckily, it’s never been easier for beginners to get involved in this special lifestyle. 

Read on for a few tips to get you started on the trail to fun and adventure. 

Find Fellow RVers Online 

As someone who’s looking to get into RVing, you’ll find that online forums and social media groups are excellent places to interact with like-minded individuals. 

From discussions on specific types of RVs, their makes and models, to sharing personal stories and experiences, these tight-knit communities can be an excellent resource when seeking help and advice. 

Check Out Local RV Events 

Your local RV show is a great way to learn about new products on the market and to meet people involved in the hobby. You’ll gain a lot of advice about the best way to get started, and be able to experience things close up. It’s a chance to ask the RV manufacturers first-hand about their vehicles, and you’ll also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Canadian Recreation Vehicle Dealer’s Association (RVDA) about the latest innovations and trends.  

Find an RV Club in Your Area 

Connecting with fellow travellers will help you get more involved and enthusiastic about this special lifestyle. You’ll earn tips and be able to share your experiences from the road. A great place to start is with the Explorer RV Club, the largest national RV club in Canada. You’ll be able to connect with like-minded people and learn about get-togethers and upcoming events, and you’ll surely make life-long friends. 

Rent An RV 

Before you jump the gun and buy an RV, we encourage you to rent one first. The best way to find an RV that’s right for your particular lifestyle is to rent the first few times and try them out. That way, you can discover what features you really need and what you don’t. It’s also a good idea to do some research on the campgrounds and parks you’d like to stay at. Keep in mind that they often book up months in advance during the busy seasons, so get an early start. 

Getting started in the RVing lifestyle is easier now than ever. You’ll always be warmly welcomed into this friendly community, so don’t hesitate in reaching out to us if you ever have any questions or need help navigating this special lifestyle!