How to Stay Safe at an RV Show in 2021
2020 has been one for the record books. Not only as a world have we experienced a major change in how we live our lives, but more people than ever are purchasing RVs.
Because of the shutdowns around the world, businesses have transitioned to remote on a wide scale. This has opened up a new opportunity for some to live on the road!
But before you can get on the road, you need an RV. And, one of the best places to find one is at an RV show. But how do you attend an RV show during a global pandemic?
Here’s some advice for staying safe at RV shows during 2021.
Despite a Global Pandemic, RV Shows Must Go On
When it comes to RV shows, they typically entail lots of people crowded indoors and touching everything. Because of this, it makes it a breeding ground for germs!
But the tactile experience is what buying an RV is all about. You want to go into the RV. You want to touch stuff. You want to imagine living in one.
There are virtual RV shows, but they just aren’t the same. So… what are you to do?
If you feel like you must go to an RV show in the new world we’re living in, you’ll need to take some precautions. Let’s dive in.
7 Tips to Stay Safe at an RV Show This Year
Wear a Mask
First and foremost, wear a mask… a good one. Don’t wear a mesh cloth or cheap cotton. Get a good mask that covers your nose and your mouth. This is not only for your safety, but the safety of those around you. Whether or not you think you’ve been exposed to any illnesses, you can spread them through normal breathing. If you aren’t able to wear a mask, virtual RV shows are the best option.
Keep Your Distance
Next, keep your distance from others. This is hard at an RV show but call ahead and ask if the show is taking proper precautions. Are they limiting the amount of people indoors at a time? Is it outdoors? Is it one family at a time when entering the RV? These questions will help distance you from others.
Wash and Sanitize Your Hands Often
Make sure you are washing and sanitizing often. Bring a small hand sanitizer with you and after entering each RV sanitize. We touch our faces more often than we know. So, sanitize or wash your hands after touching something.
Try Not to Touch Doors and RV Handles
When you can, avoid touching things. The less things you touch the less likely you are to pick up something and touch your face. And if you have to touch something sanitize after.
Avoid Enclosed Spaces
If you can avoid going into tight spaces, this would be best. It’s the tight spaces where air doesn’t circulate well that causes issues. So, no going into crowded RVs. Make sure you enter them one family at a time.
If at all possible, try just peeking your head in and taking a look around. We know it’s hard to really get the feel for an RV this way, but it’s better than nothing! Germs can linger in the air long after people leave the area – especially in small places with limited ventilation, like an RV at a show.
Opt for Virtual Shows, if Possible
There are many virtual RV shows being put on now that it’s safer to gather digitally. Virtual shows can provide a wealth of information, and you can wear your pajamas! That’s always a plus.
If you have been feeling sick, been exposed to someone who is sick, or are a high-risk individual, you should attend a virtual RV show instead.
If Feeling at all Sick… Don’t Go!!
Lastly, if you feel sick at all don’t go. It doesn’t matter if it’s a head cold or food poisoning. There will be other shows in the future or attend virtually. You don’t want someone getting you sick, so, show the same respect for others.
At the end of the day your safety is the most important. If you get seriously sick, then you can’t travel in your RV anyway. So, take these necessary precautions to protect yourself, family and others around you. But don’t let it discourage you from your passion to travel. Just be a little more patient and creative on how you find your RV.
Here are some RV Show Don’ts if you find yourself headed out to the RV shows this year:
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