The temperature changes that start in the fall months begin the annual migration of Snowbirders. More than an estimated million RVers begin their descent to the warmer locales offered in the Sunbelt area such as the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Arizonia, New Mexico, Southern California, etc. What are you waiting for to join the other flock?
Pack up your bags, load up your RV and enjoy the rest of the winter in comfort. For first time snowbirds, we suggest checking out a couple of different locations to see what works for you. Spend some time in various regions. Then by next year, you’ll have a better idea where you prefer to go, what locations match your needs, have facilities that accommodate the activities you love and provide you with a warm homey atmosphere.
Things to consider for enjoyable snowbird travels
1. Call campgrounds and make reservations. Many RV campgrounds offer fun activities, amenities, and special rates for their long-term/seasonal guests.
2. Map out your travel plans and itinerary. Send a copy to your family and/or friends so they will be aware of your plans.
3. Don’t over pack. Many campgrounds are well stocked and more than likely, where ever you go, there will be stores nearby or on the way.
4. Get your RV serviced and look into getting it winterized before you hit the road.
5. Make sure insurance, license and registration are all up to date. Check with your insurance agent that everything is up-to-date with your RV insurance, including roadside assistance.
6. Get your affairs in order, make arrangements to put newspapers on hold, mail forwarded or picked up, plant and lawn care, mortgage/rent payments, etc.
7. Notify your bank/credit card companies of your travel plans so that charges from out of state don’t cause a fraud alert.
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