Using Your RV During A Covid-19 Pandemic

Today’s world is totally different from years in the past due to the ongoing threat from Covid-19. The virus has reshaped the way we do things and travelling is no exception. Many folks are not using planes to travel anymore because of the risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus. When you travel by car, you still have to stop at motels and hotels where other people have been staying as well as you. Even though hotels are claiming to be using full sanitation on rooms as they are cleaned, you still might not feel comfortable staying overnight in one. So what is the solution? Buy or rent an RV!

Remember, that any travel increases your risk for getting Covid-19. Staying in an RV can greatly decrease that risk if you follow all the CDC guidelines for prevention. If you are traveling and staying at an RV Park, be sure to follow all the safe practices such as social distancing and wearing a mask when you are in the company of other people. Be especially careful when you leave your RV to go see the sights or for shopping. Remember that if you are partaking in outdoor activities such as hiking or boating your are limiting your chances of catching the virus. The main way to get infected is an indoor environment where several people are gathered.

If you plan on doing some sightseeing, check to see what the infection numbers are like in the area that you are visiting. Be sure you are not walking around in an area that is considered a hot spot. In addition, check with the state you are traveling to be sure they do not require you to quarantine if you are a visitor. I understand Pennsylvania is enacting such a quarantine if you are from out of state. Also be sure to check your destinations mask policy. Many locations are requiring masks when you are going into businesses or tourist areas. It is advisable to wear a mask when you are at indoor attractions whether there is a mandate or not.

When parked at your RV camp, be sure to show respect to other campers. Maintain at least 6 feet from others if you walk around the park. Carry a mask with you so when you meet up with other campers, you can both put them on when you want to stop and talk. This is for your safety and the safety of the other campers.

Out of all the ways to travel, traveling by car or RV are the least risky ways to go. Having an RV has the added advantage of keeping you away from other people while you are relaxing and sleeping. It is still important to follow all the other rules including washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer when you do not have access to soap and water. Also, sanitize your counters, door knobs, your RV steering wheel and shiftier etc frequently. If you follow all the CDC guidelines, you can make your trip one to remember, even if you have to follow the rules of the new normal.