Hilarious Everyday Occurrences That Only RVers Will Understand



If you’re renting an RV from Outdoorsy, you probably don’t understand the items on this list. Not yet anyway, but you will.

Traveling and living in an RV creates some unique situations that everyday people know absolutely nothing about. Here are a few hilarious everyday occurrences that become a part of every RVer’s life.

Backing up is an Art Form

Think backing up a camper is like backing up a car? Think again!

Every RVer backs into something at least once. It could be a basketball hoop, a picnic bench, or the curb. Just hope you don’t end up backing into your spouse who’s trying to guide you to the trailer hitch.

Some claim backing up is a skill you’re born with, but it is actually an art form that can be learned as long as you follow a few tips and get plenty of practice.

Using Too Many Appliances at the Same Time

Let’s take a minute to review all of the stuff in your RV that needs to be plugged in:

  • Phone chargers
  • Microwave
  • Toaster over
  • Air conditioner
  • Fans
  • Hair dryer

Don’t think you can leave it all plugged in at the same time, let alone running at the same time. There will be plenty of occasions where everything will shut off until you know what combination of items can be used at the same time.

Yelling things like, “Wait until the air conditioner turns off before you turn on that hair dryer!” will become commonplace in your RV.

The Only People Who Understand You Can Be Found at Walmart

RVing is a unique way of living and vacationing. Don’t expect regular old Joe-Shmoe to understand your plight. For that you have to go to Walmart.

Walmart is the mecca for RVers who need to pick up supplies. Just pull into the parking lot and you’ll probably find another RV family who would be happy to provide you with advice.

A Shower Isn’t Meant to Be Relaxing

Everyone should do their part to conserve water, but no one understands water conservation like an RVer.

Think your five-minute shower is torture? Wait until you get in an RV and you only have 60 seconds to get sudsed up from start to finish. RVers quickly learn there’s nothing wrong with a quick hippie bath and a little dry shampoo.

Judging People Based on Their RVs

RV-less peasants judge people based on what they wear. We judge people based on their RVs. The classic coach family must be interested in antiques while that one guy and his one wife traveling in a 35-foot long motor coach should really downsize, especially since he can’t seem to figure out how to back it up.

Not to mention the brewing feud between seasonal campers and weekenders. Enough said!

RVing is truly a lifestyle, and it’s one you’ll quickly become acclimated to if you’re new to RVing. With all these hilarious things happening on a daily basis, it should come as no surprise that RVers are the most resilient people you’ll ever meet!

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