So we came up with a list of countries that we think would be the top places where you can enjoy RV travel. And why!
The United States of America
It's no surprise that the U.S. is at the top of the list. With the best RV infrastructure, the most variety of camping possibilities, the cheapest gasoline, and a wide choice of year round opportunities for good weather RV'ing, it would take us more than two full years of constant exploring to see everything we would want to see. And there would still be things left to see for future visits.
One of the campgrounds at Zion National Park, Utah, U.S.A.
Again, with a wide variety of good weather possibilities on a year round basis, France would be a fantastic place to explore by RV. And, the French love camping! To give you an idea, there are over 3,000 RV campgrounds in France compared to 1,100 in Germany and only 400 in Spain. Having said that, if you're like us you don't always need a campground to camp with an RV.
They say you can drive the outback for days and not see a single soul. A huge amount of land to explore. More boondocking opportunities than Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas put together! An absolute dream for self sufficient RV'ers. And a ton of organized campgrounds as well. http://www.goseeaustralia.com.au/
Again, it would take two years to properly explore Australia by RV. It's a big country!
RV camping on Australia's coast.
One of our top choices for somewhere to RV. A year round camping paradise where local law permits you to free camp almost anywhere in the country provided you're 15 kms from the nearest town, and off the main highway. If you go in prime season (Jan-March) it will be quite busy but in July and August you would pretty much have the roads to yourself.
My father once said that he would have liked to have visited New Zealand. Only thing that stopped him was he thought that if he went there he might never come back!
For the adventurous RV'er, obviously we have to list Mexico. One of our favorite places to RV. Enough organized campgrounds that you can comfortable explore. Not much in the way of other RV infrastructure though. If you need RV parts or repairs, you may be out of luck! Mexicans themselves are mostly tent campers so you can go days without ever seeing another RV. But, some of the most interesting places that we have camped have been in Mexico.
Unfortunately, the price of fuel has risen a lot in Mexico the last few years.
With great RV infrastructure in place, Canada is an RV camping playground. For people who like to get away from it all, 88% of Canada's land space is crown land, owned by either federal or provincial governments. Yep, all the free camping you'd like.
The downside is of course that you can only enjoy it properly for four or five months of the year!
Not a very big place, but Iceland would be a perfect month of exploring by RV. The ring road around Iceland is 1,300 kms (800 miles) long and there are hundreds more kms of peninsular roads to explore. Maybe a month wouldn't be long enough...
RV camping in Iceland.
Namely, the countries of Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. We spent three weeks camping in Namibia and we were surprised by the number of organized campgrounds. And South Africa has a lot as well. To those of you who have never experienced it, there is nothing quite like driving down the road and seeing a wild ostrich or a giraffe or a baboon at the side of the road!
Cheapest I've ever seen this digital bathroom scale on Amazon.com...
And on Amazon.ca here in Canada, a great one day deal on a paper shredder...