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The Definitive Rules for RV Sticker Maps

The Definitive Rules for RV Sticker Maps

The Definitive Rules for RV Sticker Maps

The USA Sticker Map on our camper starts more conversations than almost any other piece of flair on our RV.

It shows where we’ve been and where we need to visit.

Today we’re not only sharing where to get an RV sticker Map for your RV, but also the definitive rules for using it!

Let’s dive in.

Did We Make the Map?

Yes and No. We didn’t make the actual sticker map, but we did manufacture the metal plate that it’s applied on. We placed the metal plate over an old & broken vent cover.

Our 1979 Airstream Argosy has an interior map. It was a little too distracting to stick on the outside.

It just happened to be the perfect size for the sticker map.

However, you don’t need to make any special place to adhere the sticker. It’s made to be applied on the inside or outside walls of your RV.

Here’s a link to the playful RV sticker map seen below.

Where Did We Buy the RV Sticker Map?

We bought ours on amazon after searching “USA RV MAP”. There are a number of different options, but this was our favorite design.

You can also find them at your local Camping World.

Unlike the sticker map pictured above, this version is a little more traditional. Keep in mind, if you don’t like stickers on your RV, you can place it on your RV fridge.

What are the Rules for Using an RV Sticker Map?

The best part about the sticker map is that you make your own rules for it!

For us, we only apply stickers for states we stay overnight in with our camper.

This means, during our road trip across the US in a rental car, we didn’t get to add any new stickers. It also means a Hawaii sticker might be very expensive to add!

Here are the other RV Sticker Map rule variations:

  • Driving through a state.
  • Sleeping in the state (RV, hotel, or AirBnB)
  • Bumpin’ Uglies in the state
  • Must Boondock (free camping) in the state.
  • Every new RV starts a new map (no transfers).

Let us know if you have a unique rule for applying the state stickers!

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Saturday 26th of February 2022

Oh my! I've not heard anyone say "bumpin uglies" in probably 30 years! 😅 Bought my first camper a couple months ago and ready to hit the road. I've learned a lot from y'all. Thank you for sharing.


Friday 25th of February 2022

We have the sticker map on our slide out on the entrance door side of our Class A. It's of North America and all the stickers are on because we think of the map as our bucket list. It's a great conversation starter as it's very colourful on the black paint. Yes, we know the MoHo won't get to Hawaii but so what! We bought ours at Camping World.


Monday 24th of August 2020

We are much more loose with our rules. If we've been to the state together (not separately), whether in our RV or any other way (Hawaii is on our map), we put the sticker on. However, we are getting a new rig so the rules may change.

Douglas Lee

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

We just started RV travels in 2020 - think we chose the wrong year - but anyway, our rules are either sleep in the state or do/visit something significant. Two examples... we visited Devil's Tower in Wyoming following a Black Hills, SD stay, so Wyoming made the map even though we headed right out to Minnesota. We also added Indiana when our alternator went out and we had to park the trailer in the dealer's lot for 3+ hours. We took a nap in the trailer - so we slept and had something significant happen - therefore Indiana made the map. Lots of fun - by the way, we also got the dealer's sticker in Indiana and added that to our trailer's collection.

Michel Brown

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

I like the idea of the rules are how you make it! However, this is a G rated site, and "bumpin' uglies" have no part in any of this (at least not mentioned publicly) since there may be children of a particular age that may ask what that means. Just wanted to keep things a wee more responsible here as children do AND say the darnedest things, especially in public! Good ideas overall, safe, and happy travels!

Kyle & Olivia Brady

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

We’re PG-13 actually 🤣

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