For some RV’ers, the scariest part of driving an RV might be parking it. For others, it’s emptying the black water tank. This Halloween season, we thought we’d take a look at what can stoke fear in the hearts of people who buy RVs, and not always in a bad way.
The roads to terror.
When you head out in a car, you set your GPS and head out. For those who buy motorhomes, that’s not a good idea. It’s alway best to thoroughly research what the roads ahead will serve up. The blog Cheapism lists 12 of the most dangerous roads you should consider closed to an RV in the U.S. These are winding, narrow roads that require extra precaution in a Smart Car, let alone a Class A motor home. Many have weights limits with no warning and low clearances such as bridges and tunnels.
Cheapism recommends avoiding roads like Going-To-The-Sun Road in Montana’s Glacier National Park, which leads to the Logan Pass Visitor Center. At some points, rocky cliffs jut out close enough to touch an RV. Another is the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. It was built in the 1880s, and provides jaw-dropping vistas that are terror-inducing in an RV. The 25-mile road is narrow with no guardrails and no shoulders.
Thing that go bump (or crawl) in the night.
When you enjoy the great outdoors, it’s important to remember you are a guest there. The full-time residents might be curious to check you out if you’re not prepared. There are ways to keep your RV insect-free. These include keeping your RV sparkling clean, removing food at the end of camping season, and installing insect screens. You can also give mothballs a try, keep your sinks and rains covered or plugged, and even try essential oils like tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon, lavender, or citrus to repel bugs, spiders and rodents.
Better yet, just embrace the season.
Just because you’re on the road during All Hallowed’s Eve doesn’t mean you can celebrate the spooky holiday. Check into a haunted campground or visit spooky U.S. cities like Salem, Massachusetts. Head to Savannah, Georgia and enjoy a ghost tour of the historic part of the city.
Better yet, celebrate from your own camping spot by decorating your RV with some ghoulish accessories. Try putting a skeleton in a lawn chair around the camp fire, or hanging some ghosts made out of sheets from the trees. Some family parks even have trick-or-treating for the littlest ghouls and goblins. Better yet, it doesn’t have to cost a lot. From hay bales to Indian corn to candlelit pumpkins, it’s fun and easy to decorate for Halloween on a budget.
Spooked because you can’t find the right RV?
New Port Richey, Florida-based Motor Home Finders can help buyers anywhere in North America find the perfect RV to fit their needs and their budget. To explore our ever-changing inventory of Class A, B, and C diesel and gas motor homes, click here. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at 888-783-4009 and we can search for you. We’ll bring to bear our vast network of resources to find the ideal model for you and to get you on the open road.