It can be hard to make friends outside of school or work. It can be especially hard if you’re spending lots of time on the road in your RV, never staying in one place for too long. That said, it’s not impossible to make new friends on the road. If you’d like to expand your social circle with some new people, try following these tips.
Don’t Be a Recluse
It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: don’t be a recluse. Many travelers, without even realizing it, can stay cooped up in their RVs most of the time, only venturing out to hit the trails or perhaps go grab a bite to eat. If you want to meet new people and form friendships, you’ve got to get out there and socialize.
To this end, it helps to spend more time outside. RV parks and campgrounds are generally lively places and you can strike up a friendship by simply saying hello to your neighbors when you see them. You may find that you share common interests and can plan some activities together, like hiking, mountain biking, or rock climbing. You know you already have one interest in common: RVing. You can use that as a starting point to break the ice and discover what else you have in common.
Keep in Touch
The real challenge of making friends as you RV is that you’re going to go your separate ways sooner or later (probably sooner). It’s important to stay in touch until you can meet back up again in person. To this end, don’t forget to ask any friends you made at your current RV park or campground for their phone numbers and/or social media information. After you have their info, don’t be afraid to reach out to them every now and then. If they’re as interested in maintaining the relationship as you are, they’re sure to respond. If not, there’s no harm in trying. Though not everyone you meet will want to keep in touch, there’s sure to be some who do.
Using Social Media to Find Friends
Of course, social media can be used to make friends as much as it can be used to keep in touch. Facebook, for example, has groups that you can join in order to make friends. These are special interest local or regional groups, so you know that you’re interacting with like-minded individuals from the get-go. For example, you can find a group for RVers in Alberta, hikers in British Columbia, or other similar interests. Start talking to other users and you may eventually find one that you get along with and then find an opportunity to meet up.
Visit Woody’s RV World
Before you hit the roads in your RV this season, bring your travel trailer, motorhome or fifth wheel by Woody’s RV World in Alberta. Our certified RV technicians will take all of the necessary steps to ensure your RV is safe to hit the road for another RV season.