Whether you’re hitting the road in a motorhome, RV, fifth wheel, mobile home, travel trailer, truck camper, or camper wagon, there’s nothing better than getting behind the wheel and exploring the great outdoors while bringing along (almost) all the comforts of home. The only question is, where do you want to go?
We all know the big names: Yellowstone National Park, the Rockies, Big Sur Coastal Highway, the Black Hills of South Dakota. But what if you’re looking for a different experience, something a little more off the beaten path? We researched some of the best RV road trips in America and came up with an alternate list that you may want to check out before you start loading up this summer!
Blue Ridge Parkway. Snaking through roughly 500 miles of Appalachian Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with breathtaking scenic views, tunnels through the hillsides, and plenty of camping spots and RV amenities. Go in the summer for beautiful weather and lovely vistas, or go in the fall to watch the leaves change colors. Just be aware that the sweeping curves of the parkway aren’t always as regular as what you’ll find on the interstate.
Historic New England. Whatever you’re looking for on your trip, New England is filled with great destinations for RV enthusiasts, from Maine to New Hampshire, Vermont to Massachusetts. Whatever path you take, you’ll find plenty of scenic beauty, not to mention fascinating historical sites. With lots of different routes to choose from, New England has something to offer any explorer. Even if you’ve been before, there are always new things to see. Plus each region boasts its own spectacular culinary scene, so bring your appetite along with you!
The Alabama Coast. From the FAME recording studios in Muscle Shoals to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is full of unexpected surprises for the RV tourist. Visit the past with a trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute or get back to nature at Noccalula Falls Park or the Rickwood Caverns State Park, to name just a few of the interesting stops that you can find along the Alabama Gulf Coast. From stately mansions to World War II battleships, the Alabama Coast highways have a little of everything.
The Great Lakes Region. If you want to bring along a boat, jet ski, fishing poles, or paddleboards on your next RV trip, consider a tour along the U.S. side of the Great Lakes. There are plenty of places to stop and play in the water, not to mention other attractions all along the way, from lighthouses on the Apostle Islands to breathtaking must-sees like Niagara Falls. You can even bring your surfboard, as some of the Great Lakes are actually large enough to create some totally tubular surfing waves!
Death Valley. Don’t let the name fool you; there’s a lot of life in this short weekend trip. You can easily make the journey from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back again in as little as 14 hours. Also called the Valley of Life by the local Timbisha Shoshone tribes, Death Valley is home to the world’s largest tree, as well as a golf course, tourist resorts, and man-made attractions such as Scotty’s Castle and the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns. It’s also a place where temperatures can reach up to 134 degrees and boulders sometimes mysteriously move on their own. Whatever you’re looking for on your next trip, you’ll find that Death Valley is a destination like no other; just do your homework before you drive and come prepared for a land of extremes!
RV and Vehicle Self Storage at the End of the Road. Wherever you’re headed on your next trip, home is always there when you get back. And whenever you return to wherever you call home, you can find an extra home-away-from-home for your motorhome, RV, fifth wheel, mobile home, or any other vehicle with RV and vehicle storage from Storage ‘R’ Us. No matter which of our many storage options you choose—from covered and uncovered vehicle storage to climate-controlled indoor storage and beyond—you’ll definitely want to get your vehicle and supplies properly set up for storage when you’re at the end of the road.
We’ve written before about how you can prepare boats, RVs, and other vehicles for storage, as well as how to keep out critters and other varmints while you’re not around, but here are a few quick tips to help you finish out your travel season:
- Wash everything before you put it away. That way, when you come to get your RV out of storage for your next trip, it’ll be ready to go!
- Cover tires and maybe even your whole RV or camper with a breathable tarp, unless you’re storing it inside. We’ve got covered RV storage at Storage ‘R’ Us that can help keep your RV out of the worst of the Oklahoma weather.
- Remove food and other perishables while also proofing against bugs, mice, and other pests.
- Disconnect any propane tanks before you store your RV.
- It’s a good idea to check on your RV from time to time during the off season, just to make sure everything is still as it should be. It’s also not a bad idea to take out some insurance. At Storage ‘R’ Us, our vehicle storage is as secure as we can make it, but even we can’t protect against tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters.
Wherever the road takes you, we’ll be here for you after it brings you back home. You can find secure, convenient, reliable RV and vehicle storage in Oklahoma at our Storage ‘R’ Us locations in Lawton, Moore, Duncan, Chickasha, and Newcastle. We’ve got plenty of options to fit your needs, so whatever you want from your vehicle storage, we’ve got you covered (and uncovered). Just come down to one of our handy storage locations or give us a call to get started today!