The thought of packing up your entire life and traveling to a foreign country can be intimidating. Planning to purchase an RV and spend most of your time there for the next few months while touring a foreign country can seem even more daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! As RVers from Australia who did just that, we share some of our tips and tricks so you have everything you need for the road ahead.
1. Plan your trip in advance
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It is much better to be prepared than to be stuck somewhere for lack of preparation. RVing in your country of origin is probably going to be completely different than RVing in the States. We did extensive homework online and found a lot of things were different about RVing here compared to in Australia. First of all, the roads are very different. The interstate road network in the States makes it easy to travel to a variety of locations including mountains, lakes, beaches, etc., no matter the size of your RV. In Australia, smaller travel trailers are much more popular, especially for remote Outback locations that are only accessible via 4×4. There are also lots of gravel roads that are not RV friendly, and the red dust that swarms up when you drive over them gets everywhere inside the RV! You will want to know if the roads and routes you’re taking are accessible for RVers. You’ll also need to plan where you are you going to stay and how much money you plan to spend there.