If you’re an adventurer who loves the outdoors, RV life is probably or should be on your must-do list. Taking your RV out to explore different destinations, nature, wildlife, and people is one of the best ways to allow your adventurous spirit to truly enjoy your surroundings. But whether you’re a beginner RVer or you already have some experience, it’s always a good idea to always keep improving your RVing knowledge and skills so you can do it the right way.
The books we’ve selected for you will not only give you advice and guidance on RV-related topics, but also inspiration and a renewed motivation to hit the road.
Here’s our list of 6 must-read books for RVer:
1. A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV by Alyssa Padgett
If you’re an RV beginner, or just want to learn more about the RV lifestyle, this book might really help you out. The full title is “A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew Before Full-Time RVing Across America” but it’s a brilliant introductory guide for RVing in any given destination.
Padgett is an RV enthusiast who knew nothing about this lifestyle before she and her husband started their RV adventures. It’s full of RV lifestyle tips, useful information, tricks, and valuable advice any RVer could use and that she found useful herself.
2. Living the RV Life: Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road by Marc and Julie Bennett
This book is truly a gem and is one of the most-read books about the RV lifestyle. It’s the ultimate guide for switching from the typical 9 to 5 workday to living or working from your RV.
Here’s what makes this book a great read:
- It shares insight from experienced RVers
- It covers everything you want to know- from choosing and maintaining an RV to planning your routes
- It’s easy to understand
Ultimately, this book was written to help you better prepare to embrace the RV lifestyle and make the most out of it.
3. Full-Time RV Finance by Julie and Sean Chickery
The RV lifestyle is certainly tempting, and many people would love to give it a try, if only they thought they were sufficiently financially stable. But what if there’s a way to try RVing without having a savings account you have nothing better to spend on?
“Full-Time RV Finance” is a book that shows and teaches you how to:
- buy an RV wisely
- create a budget for your RV adventure
- make money while RVing
- minimize travel costs
The book is a great financial guide for full-time RVers who want to spend their money wisely and enjoy RVing as much as they can within their means.
4. RV Adventure To Explore the Wild & Wonderful Alaska & Canada by Robert Nichols
If you’re looking for an RV travel inspiration book that’s full of incredible ideas on where to travel and how-to, then look no further. “RV Adventure To Explore the Wild & Wonderful Alaska & Canada: A Budget Friendly Guide to Visit Alaska & Canada in an RV” is a book that will teach you:
- what to pack
- where to go
- where to stay
- what are the must-see places
- budgeting tips
Jamie Fry, a passionate RVer and writer at TrustMyPaper says: “Alaska and Canada are the most beautiful countries I’ve ever RVed through. This book helped me make the whole experience much more convenient, fun, and memorable.”
5. 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places by Debbie Olsen
Planning your next RV trip is important since you want to make the most out of your time and see all the amazing things waiting for you out there. This is why we suggest you read this book about some of the most beautiful outdoor spots in Canada and decide which ones to visit on your trip.
The book covers:
- beautiful destinations in the entire country
- useful tips
- details on accessibility
- what to expect on each destination
Another experienced RVer and editor at Supreme Dissertations, John Edwards agrees: “It’ll help you plan your journey across Canada, no matter which direction you head in. It’s the go-to resource for RVing across Canada.”
6. RV Living Cookbook: Real Recipes for the RV Lifestyle by Tracy Perkins
Cooking in an RV can be a challenge, so you should prepare and gather tips on how to make it easy on yourself. This cookbook is a collection of 80 recipes that are easy to prepare and delicious to eat.
Gather those tips and be ready to cook like a pro-RVer.
If you’re inexperienced or feel financially unprepared, the RV lifestyle may seem like too big of a bite for you. In reality, anyone can do it with the right mindset and proper preparation.
The books from our list will inspire you to enjoy RVing and help you fall in love with it, just as the authors did in their own experiences.