Healthcare travelers have options when it comes to housing while on assignment. Lately, more and more of the candidates I talk with are considering purchasing a 5th wheel for their living quarters. If you fall in this category, here are 10 of the most important things you need to know about RV traveling.
1.RV parks can have limitations. Ask about restrictions such as age limit for an RV, pets, and length of stay.
2. You’ll feel more at home wherever you’re on assignment because you’re able to take more of your belongings with you.
3. While you’re calling about space availability, talk with management about what is included in space rental and what the WiFi connection is going to be like.
4. There’s a high probability you’ll be limited to assignments located in the south during the winter months. Speaking to a recruiter can help you better understand how this will affect your job security while traveling.
5. RV maintenance and repair can be expensive. Have some savings built up for things that arise.
6. RV parks can be busy- especially during certain seasons and locations. Call around for availability before accepting an assignment.
7. Renting an RV space can be more expensive during peak travel seasons and winter months, something to know when factoring costs.
8. Assignments in big cities (i.e. Boston) will be difficult to be eligible for. This is because the nearest available RV park could be too great of a great distance from the facility.
9. Utilize Facebook groups and mobile apps to connect with other 5th wheel travelers. These are great tools to get park recommendations and to learn from other’s experiences.
10. If you’ve never owned an RV previously, expect there’s going to be a learning curve for driving, caring for, and living in one.
Traveling and living in a 5th wheel is just one option travelers have for housing. Do your research and talk to a recruiter before deciding which option is going to be best for you.
Let me know if you think I missed anything important in the comment below. Wishing you happy and safe travels!