Muscle aches may seem like a necessary part of traveling, but they don’t have to be. Spending hours on end trapped in an RV can certainly make you sore, but that soreness doesn’t have to ruin your lovely RV getaway. There are simple steps you can take to avoid the neck strain, keep the legs comfortable and arrive in good condition.
Enjoy the Ride
Traveling in a full motorcoach with electricity and a table might have you planning on the work you can do on the road. The problem is that using the computer while traveling is the best way to bring on an aching neck, eyestrain and sore legs. Pack the computer securely away and just enjoy the trip. There will be plenty of time to work when you get home.
Cruise Control is a Beautiful Thing
Say a quick thank you to the inventor of cruise control, turn it on and then put your feet flat on the floor. The ability to shift position will let you get more comfortable and give your back the support it needs. You will have less leg strain and fewer back aches.
When you aren’t driving, you can take a good stretch. When you stop for gas, take a moment to stretch your arms, legs and back. Loosen your limbs, get the blood flowing and feel the muscles warm up from a solid, safe stretching exercise. Take a few more minutes when you stop for gas, so you can also take a short walk and stretch the legs better.
Let Someone Else Take the Wheel
There’s no reason to do all the driving on your own, especially if you are heading across the country. RVs are easy to handle on the highway. They are really only tricky when you are dealing with tight turns and heavy traffic. If your driving partner isn’t comfortable behind the wheel in these situations, then trade drivers at rest stations along the highway.
Stop to Enjoy the Scenery
Plan on taking longer on the road and stop to enjoy the scenery along the way. You will pass countless opportunities for incredible pictures, cool sights and curious attractions. Pull in at some of the scenic views, stop to ogle the World’s Biggest Ball of Twine and make time to stop at a farmer’s market. It’s a great chance to stretch the muscles, and your family will enjoy the great memories that are built along the way.