One of the great benefits of traveling in an RV instead of tent camping is that you can bring many touches from home along for the trip. This is especially important for long road trips where you are gone for multiple weeks – making you and your family feel comfortable will only make the trip that much more enjoyable. There are a number of ways in which you can make your RV feel like home no matter where you are.
Since everyone’s home is unique, the process that each person uses to make their RV feel more like home will be a little bit different. However, the ideas below should do a good job of getting your creativity started and hopefully you will be able to use at least a few of them to transform your RV into something that feels just like your regular house.
Start with Pictures
Since you aren’t going to hang pictures on the walls quite in the same way you would at home, many people don’t bother to bring pictures along in the RV. Try getting a couple of durable picture frames that can be set up on a table or counter while you are camped and leave them in the RV for each trip you take. Just by adding some pictures of family members to the decor around the RV you can give it a more ‘homey’ feel. By storing these pictures in the RV you will always have them available and close by when you go out for a trip.
Bring Your Normal Pillows
You might be tempted to keep a separate set of pillows in your RV specifically for your trips, but that might not be as good of an idea as it seems. Pillows are a very personal thing, and you are likely quite comfortable with the ones that you use on a daily basis. If you have different pillows for your trip, you might find it difficult to get comfortable and sleep well in the RV. Even if the pillows are the same style and brand as your normal ones, they won’t be broken in the same way and aren’t likely to feel the same. Take your regular pillows along for the trip to add another comfort from home and give yourself a chance to sleep better.
One of the common mistakes that people make when travelling is not unpacking their things for the duration of their stay. Living out of a suitcase makes you feel like you are constantly on the go, and can make it difficult to relax and enjoy yourself. When you arrive at the campsite, one of the first things you should do is unpack your bags and take advantage of the closets and storage that your RV offers. Even if you can’t get everything out of your bags, try setting up your clothes so they are easy to access just as if you were at home.
Bring Your Friends and Family
The best way to make your RV feel more like home is simply to travel with those who are closest to you. It isn’t so much about the physical things around you as it is the people, so try to take trips with your loved ones as frequently as possible. You will likely find that as long as the people who are most important to you are close by, you won’t really worry so much about your surroundings in the RV or at the campsite. RV camping is a great way to spend quality time with your friends and family, so make that the focus of most of your trips.
Use Your RV!
One last tip for making your RV feel more like home is simply to use it more. The more often you are able to get out for trips in your RV, the more you will get used to living in it – and the more it will feel like home. Make it a point to take more trips in your RV, even if they are only short weekends at a campground not far from home. There is no sense in owning an RV to just let it sit in the driveway, so get out there and enjoy it.