Know who you’re travelling withIn an RV, you have complete control over who you rub shoulders with. Getting to your destination is worry-free: it’s you and your quaranteam. There’s no question about the state of your accommodations, either: it’s your vehicle. You cleaned it; you packed it and you know exactly who’s coming in and out. And you can read your travel mates the hygiene riot act if they don’t maintain standards!
Clean, controlled access insideFrom your first coffee of the morning to the guilty pleasure of a late-night snack, you can be sure that the food, kitchen counter, dishes and utensils are clean. The washroom and shower are for your use only, so there are no worries there.
Plenty of social distancing outside
Load up with all the specialty supplies you needThere are no baggage restrictions when you RV — and that means it’s easy to pack all the soap, disinfectants for hard surfaces, sanitizer, plastic gloves and masks you’ll need. Bring travel-size containers for day activities: throw them in your knapsack when you’re out and about. If you’re renting a mountain bike for a backwoods cycle or clubs for a round of golf, it’ll be handy to have extra supplies to clean them off before you use them. Refill them when you’re back at the RV.
Enjoy your activities safelyManaging your interactions with strangers outdoors is pretty straightforward. Hiking, fishing, mountain climbing, cycling, golfing or canoeing let you easily maintain a safe distance from others outside your bubble. When you’re in more constrained environments like the local grocery store or when visiting a historic site, the same precautions we’ve all gotten used to still apply: wash your hands, wear a mask and keep 6 feet away from strangers.
It’s still a vacation. And that means fun!The coronavirus has certainly changed life. Those carefree days of spotting and hugging an old friend aren’t back yet, but you can still have a great vacation. Know who you’re travelling with; keep yourself and your surroundings sanitized. There’s still lots of good, clean fun to be had!
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The journey is part of the fun
A safe way to experience the country
Travelling FastOne of Ontario’s fastest, most direct travel routes Is Highway 401. North America’s busiest highway, it’s a major thoroughfare to Quebec and the US, thundering its way past some of the province’s most lyrical vacation spots like Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County.
Slower, but still spectacularFor a glimpse of some of the province’s most rugged and magnificent terrain, try Highway 17. Running from Sault Ste. Marie to Nipigon, it winds its way along the breathtaking northern and eastern shores of Lake Superior, before ascending into the mountains. At Wawa, Highway 17 takes you into the forests and remote northern lakes of Algoma District, where the Group of Seven painted some of their most recognizable work. There are endless tempting side-trips en route — like the Agawa Rock Pictographs in Lake Superior Provincial Park.
RVs can handle the fast lane — and the windy roads
And when you get there…Your “window seats” take on new meaning when you arrive at your destination. Vacationing in an RV means staying right in the heart of the landscape you’re longing for. There are over 440 privately owned campgrounds in Ontario and 520 provincial parks and conservation reserves, each offering a unique experience. Whether it’s in the shadow of a mountain, along the bank of a river, deep in the woods or in a Dark Sky Preserve, an area protected from artificial light, where you see thousands of stars, the Milky Way, planets, nebula, constellations, galaxies, even the space station, you’ll have a very different experience of cloud and sky than from an airplane. A different kind of window seat. Very different.
ORVDA: A network of reputable, knowledgeable dealers to help get you startedYour local RV and motorhome dealer can help you find a vehicle that suits your lifestyle and budget. Some offer rentals, so you can try a few options before you buy. Members of the Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (ORVDA) meet the highest standards of professionalism: buy from our dealers and service providers with absolute confidence. When you choose an ORVDA member, you support local Ontario businesses. The Ontario RV industry employs over 21,860 people and generates over $1.64B to the provincial economy.
RVs: Room for the whole family
The average Fifth Wheel combines a private master bedroom with bunk space, even an extra bedroom. Many Hybrid Trailers and Motorhomes have pop-outs for additional sleeping and living space. Toy Haulers and Tent Trailers often have ingenious tenting systems that add space. Foldaway hatches, detachable tent material, rooftop tents and convertible couches are just some of the clever ways RVs deliver extra space. Depending on the model and the floorplan, you can sleep up to ten.
Rest easy: RVs are comfy and hygienic
RV Vacations: Unleash your creativity
Generically known as “boondocking”, these are inexpensive or even free places to stay. It’s camping without “hookups” – amenities like hydro, water and sewer services. But since most RV’s are equipped with a generator, waste and water tanks, maybe even solar panels and a battery, it’s a great alternative. Fill ‘er up, find a scenic overlook or forgotten trail, and make yourself at home.
Boondocking is an idea that has taken off and morphed, with wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, golf courses, museums, even airstrips getting in on the action, and throwing out the welcome mat. Membership networks like Harvest Hosts offer nearly 1,100 locations across Canada and the US for adventurous RVers.
“Wallydocking” — staying in a Walmart parking lot — began because its founder, the late Sam Walton, was an RV enthusiast. He made it policy for Walmart to offer free overnight parking for RVs, and many still do. Other big box stores that often welcome RVs include Home Depot, Lowe’s and K-Mart. Not the most picturesque place to overnight, but handy!
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No baggage restrictions
Travel Trailers: RVs that hook up to your vehicle!
Toy Haulers: Explore off-roadThe wild child of the RV world, Toy Haulers have living space up front and a garage in the back. Built on a sturdy frame, they’re designed to carry weight and give you great access to remote, off-road destinations. A nice big ramp in the back lets you easily load and unload your gear and outdoor toys. Like magic, that ramp can also convert into a deck, dining area, family room or even extra sleeping space. Ranging from 19 to 39 feet long, some have sliders for even more sleeping space and outdoor kitchens.
Fifth Wheels: Split-level comfort
Tent Campers: Lightweight and affordableIf you’re looking for something lightweight and affordable, a Tent Camper could be just the ticket. Often, all you need to do is press a button or two, and presto! The tent unfurls on its own. They’re a cinch to set up, and come with amenities like a flush toilet, couches that convert to beds, and other clever convertible touches. Available in sizes from about 15 to 23 feet, some can sleep as many as six. You can safely and easily stack all your toys and gear on the outside. Stash your trekking poles, skis, fishing poles or camera tripods in ceiling brackets, or on a hitch rack.
Hybrid Travel Trailers: The best of both worldsWhen you want the best of both worlds, why not choose a Hybrid Travel Trailer? It’s basically a cross between a hard-sided travel trailer and a tent camping trailer with ends that pull out to offer more sleeping room. It’s so light you can tow it with most six-cylinder vehicles! Yet, it can sleep up to 10 people thanks to versatile tent systems. These models are about 19 to 29 feet, with all the comforts and conveniences of home for sleeping, showering, cooking and dining. Use a hitch receiver or bumper mounted rack to carry your bike, kayak or canoe. Wrap a pool noodle strategically to protect against bumps and scrapes!
And when you get there…
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Plenty of legroom when you RV
More than just legroom
What kinds of Motorhomes are there?
Small but mighty: The versatile Class B
Class C: A little more luxury
The staggering luxury of a Class A
The Class A really indulges your inner celebrity. Built on a specially designed chassis, it is the epitome of luxury.