Everyone talks about where you want to go on a road trip in your camper rental, yet few talk about where you may not want to go. It’s great that we focus on the good places to go in the nation, but wouldn’t you want to be warned of the places you may not want to venture while trying to enjoy a leisurely road trip?
For many, going on a road trip in a camper rental is a relaxing experience. That’s the way that they want it to be, although there are some adventure-seekers who don’t pay much attention to where they go, as long as it has adventure. If you’re someone who wants to have a calm yet satisfying experience, there are some places that you’ll want to avoid. Alternatively, if you’re a thrill seeker, some destinations will simply be much too boring.
To help you plan your road trip and avoid the spots that won’t be worth it, check out 5 destinations that you might not want to take your RV to:
1.Death Valley in full-on summer: It’s not that you should never visit Death Valley, it’s just that you may not want to drive your RV there in the thick of summer. This area gets its name thanks to the high temperatures that exist during summertime. Such overwhelming heat can mean a slew of problems for your camper, so you may want to plan your visit during a time when it’s not as hot as it is during the hottest time of the year. From the starry nights to the unique landscape, it is a place that you’ll want to see some day.
- Los Angeles, because ewww, traffic: So, many people want to visit Hollywood and try to get a glimpse of the “stars” and whatnot and see and be seen, but if it means fighting traffic for hours on end in your RV, is this really something that you want to do with your holidays? You could always save this destination for a time when you’re flying in and flying out and staying near the places that you want to see.
- Alaska in the winter: Do you know how to survive cold winters? Really, really cold winters? If so, okay, maybe Alaska would be a fascinating destination, but if you are nervous about winter back home, just imagine how freezing cold it will be there for a RV road trip. Let’s not forget that you’ll need to prepare your vehicle for snow and ice and learn how to drive in rough conditions. Is that really what you want to do for your Christmas vacation?
4.Lake Havasu during the spring time: Located between Cali and Arizona, this lake is beautiful and unfortunately, heavily visited in the spring time. Just imagine all the college kids out and about enjoying the sun, just like you wanted to. This will make it hard for you to enjoy your time there, find a good place to park your RV, and just isn’t the best time of the year for you to visit.
- New York City isn’t the best place to camp: NYC is a city that you want to visit but it isn’t a place that you want to bring your camper to. It’s hard enough for locals to park their vehicles, so just imagine how tough it will be for you. Traffic is tough and it’s not easy to get around in a big RV. While you can park outside of the city in a campground, it won’t be so easy for you to go to and from and enjoy the city while you’re at it. Save it for a time when you can fly in and fly out and get around on the subway.
There are many more places where you simply won’t want to road trip to in an RV, because they are quite boring with nothing to see. Other places are better enjoyed when simply getting around on subway or local transport.
Some of the above-mentioned destinations are must-see locations, but due to traffic, they just aren’t the best for your rig. If you want to avoid issues with your vehicle, it’s best that you stay far away from places that have adverse weather conditions during the summer or winter.
With an abundance of places to choose from to road trip to in a camper rental, go ahead and avoid the ones that make RV living difficult. Save them for other occasions when you’re not road tripping and take advantage of having a home on wheels to enjoy unique places like national parks and oceanside destinations. You can be sure that you’ll have a wonderful time and your RV will thank you for it.