Lots of people travel during the holidays, but if you’ve ever tried to take a plane towards the end of the year, then traveling might be the worst part of your holiday season. There are tons of people to contend with, bad weather threatens every other flight, and one cancellation can throw off your entire schedule. That’s why we here at RV Station Colbert, a leading RV dealer in Oklahoma, recommend switching to an RV. It can help you stay on the road for the holiday season without all the hassle.
You might find yourself traveling to a friend’s or family’s home to visit, or maybe you intend to stay at a favorite campground or national park for the season.
Whatever your plans, make sure you’re still getting in the holiday spirit. We’ve provided some tips for this, but if you’d like some of our staff’s personal advice, stop by our location in Colbert, Oklahoma.
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No matter which holidays you celebrate during this season, you’ll want to make sure you’re going to a place where you can really enjoy this time of year. For some, that means traveling to a relative’s place of residence or seeing friends. After all, home is where the heart is. Using an RV to get to these people can be particularly helpful if your stops are spread out over a wide area. Maybe you spend one night at your sibling’s home and then a few days later arrive in a completely different state to visit a close friend. Or you can arrange for everyone to meet in one spot.
You can also spend the holidays at a particular RV park. There are many that have Thanksgiving or Christmas evening meals for the campers staying with them during those days. This way, even if you’re far from friends and family, you can still enjoy the holidays with good cheer and great company.
Lots of people can’t get into the holiday spirit without the right decorations. But if you’ve been at the holiday business for a while, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff over the years and it might be difficult to know which decorations should go on your RV (a conundrum that gets harder if you’re living in your rig full-time and don’t have the room to store a lot of decorations). Plus, some traditional decorating strategies--like a real tree--may not be as feasible in a smaller space.
There are ways to keep things simple and still be festive. Ribbon on your cabinets and garland around your windows can be a cheap, easy way to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Use items you already have around the RV to make for easy decorations, like fishing line to hang ornaments or use wood and sticks to create an alternative tree (if that’s part of your decorations). You can also switch out your regular blankets and pillows for seasonal ones.
Maybe you’re thinking about how bummed you are that you won’t have a house to decorate with holiday lights. But you still have your RV! And who says you can’t put house lights on an RV? If you’re staying in one place for a little while, consider decorating the outside of your RV as well. Lights, lawn ornaments, and festive signs are a great way to entertain passersby and get you in good spirits before you step inside the RV.
When you’re working with a smaller kitchen, you’ll have to get creative about how you make your holiday meals. If you’re getting together with other people and you’re looking at a holiday potluck, then you should have enough room for one or two dishes. If you’re trying to cook a large meal, consider finding alternative to some dishes you might think of as standard, like instead of ham or turkey, go with chicken. This’ll help you save space and it’ll be easier to clean up. If you need to, see if your RV park has a public kitchen you can use to cook certain dishes.
Know a full-time RVer and need to get them a gift for the holidays? Keep in mind that they don’t have a lot of room and anything you get them should have a useable purpose. Consider gift cards to restaurants, sporting goods stores, or someplace you know they frequent and enjoy. You can also get them a food-related gift or something else that’s more practical. This may not be the most personalized gift, but a useful gift can be ideal for people who don’t have a lot of room to spare for trinkets.
At the end of the day, you’ll know what’s going to get you in the holiday spirit better than anyone else. But if you need a little help, or if you still need the RV to travel around in, stop by your camper dealer RV Station Colbert and let one of our friendly staff know how we can help you. We have a great selection of RVs for sale and we proudly serve the cities of Sherman, McKinney and Gainesville, Texas.
This information is for educational purposes. VIARV shall not be responsible nor retain liability for RVer’s use of the provided information. Prior to making any RV service decision, you are advised to consult with an RV professional.