Why I Chose RV Travel During COVID-19 Quarantine

The spread of COVID-19 is seemingly infiltrating every aspect of our lives.  Not only is the virus contagious, the panic is as well.  One person buys all the toilet paper they can find then the next few people see that toilet paper is low so they run all over town stocking up.  In no time, toilet paper is absent from every grocery store in town.  Panic.  Sheer panic.  The crazy thing is, COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, not amoebic dysentery.  As far as I know, none of the victims have had explosive bathroom troubles while ill.  We’ve all gone just a little too crazy.  What’s not crazy is the need to stay isolated and flatten the curve of this thing.  Unfortunately, the circumstances of life do not take into account the fact that coronavirus has reached our shores.

I hesitated to contribute this post to Regency RV because I didn’t want to make our special company seem overly opportunistic.  However, my unique circumstances and some logical thinking won out; so here I am, oversharing in a public forum in support of a company and its leadership that I admire and am proud to be a part of.

My husband and I recently received orders to move to Fort Worth, Texas from South Carolina this summer.  We put all the sweat equity we could muster into our home to list it, then the coronavirus hit.  My husband is considered essential personnel as a military officer and is working bonkers hours at the moment.  Meanwhile, my four-year-old and I try to stay productive, positive and resourceful at home.  With my grandparents common sense ringing in my head, I’ve planted vegetables, foraged mushrooms and canned fresh produce.  My floor is so clean you truly could eat off of it. I could go on for hours as I merely have the conversation of a four-year-old to interact with on a daily basis.

In any case, we do have orders to move.  Whether we sell our home or not, we have to find a place to live.  We have to lay the proper ground work – at least interest rates are staggeringly low.  I do have free pre-k set up  for next year.  Unfortunately, to maintain my son’s coveted spot, I have to physically appear in Fort Worth, Texas to show my military ID and sign the paperwork before the second week of April.  Period.  No wiggle room.

In the meantime, in the wee small hours of the night when I cannot sleep, I’ve been thinking about all the wonderful chefs and restaurant owners I know that have been forced to close their dining rooms and all the lives that necessity has impacted.  So, I came up with a plan.  My little man and I will set out across the country in our Regency RV and purchase take-out from all the restaurants still offering curbside along the way.  Stay tuned for details on that…

When I started planning it all out, it dawned on me that RV travel is by far and away the safest mode of transportation available to us during this dangerous time.

  • You can pay at the pump of a gas station without ever coming in contact with another human being.
  • You can be off the grid, away from overpopulated areas, in no time flat.
  • You have your own sterile bathroom.
  • You can store and cook your own food safely.
  • You don’t have to worry about whether a hotel room is disinfected properly.
  • You don’t have to worry about cancelled flights, recirculated cabin area or other pesky logistics of commercial air travel.

In short, owning a Regency RV has become something of a life saver for me.  Not only can I prepare for my family’s impending move, which will come whether we are ready for it or not, but I can travel without risking the health and safety of my family.

So, if you are looking for a way to support small business owners this week, think of Regency RV.  The owner is keeping the shop open for as long as he can; his employees are the most important consideration in that decision making.  The benefit is you end up with the safest mode of transportation out there with the greatest price-to-quality around.

Happy and Safe Trails to You and Yours!

Ambyr Davis Greer

Lifestyle Writer for Regency RV