How To Pause RV Life So You Can Travel Overseas
I'm saying goodbye to the RV for SIX weeks.
When I first considered leaving Jamaica in 2014, Europe sat at the top of my list. But it was so far away from anything and anyone I knew. That made it a much more significant risk than I was willing to take on alone. Nearly a decade later, it was time to re-evaluate that decision, so I bought a ticket to Spain.
That choice has triggered a logistical nightmare. I live in Mexico, and my family lives in Georgia, USA. I can't just drag the RV over the border and across America for storage. But, finding suitable locations in Mexico can be challenging too.
Also, what do I do about my cat, who travels with me full-time?
So many questions! Here are the answers I've found so far.
How to Find Vehicle Storage
When you leave the country, you inevitably need to store your vehicle(s) somewhere. Sometimes, that could mean leaving different parts of your travel setup in multiple places. For example, my RV will remain in Mexico, but I plan to store my truck in San Diego, CA. So, how do you find good spots for either one?
1. Check RV Parks
Some destinations are RV havens, whereas RVs are rare curiosities in others. The more common it is for RVers to visit, the higher your chances of finding RV storage. Not everyone wants to take their vacation home on wheels back home.
Some RV parks might not advertise storage services, but if you ask nicely, they could make an exception for your rig. Ideally, you start with a park you have stayed at before. That's what I did in Mexico.