By BRVR Staff
This article reviews the top 10 books about solo RV travel for women.
Solo RV travel as a woman can be an intimidating prospect. The responsibilities are many and varied — you must deal with safety, driving, and large-vehicle maintenance, just to start. To start your journey off with confidence, it can be helpful to read stories and advice from other women who have done solo RV trips. Whether you’re just forming the idea or you’re ready to hit the road, these books can be a valuable source of information and inspiration. From hilarious memoirs to practical, nuts-and-bolts guides, each one is packed with gems to help you navigate life on the go.
1. Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway: An RV Travel Adventure
If you’ve ever dreamed of breaking free from conventional life, this book is a great choice. Chronicling the story of a 45-year-old woman who sold everything and hit the road in an RV, it’s a hilarious and heartwarming tale of the adventures that are waiting on the road. From the trials of learning to drive a 30-foot RV to the fascinating descriptions of locations around the country, you’ll laugh, cry, and wish you were there.
2. The Solo Female Travel Book: Tips and Inspiration for Women Who Want to See the World on Their Own Terms
When you need the courage to set out on a solo RV trip, Jen Ruiz’s book can offer the inspiration you need. Learn from the author’s mishaps and lessons as she travels around the world on her own. Part how-to guide, part comical personal story, this book will have you laughing and learning at the same time. It covers everything you need to know about traveling solo, from picking an itinerary to finding friends.
3. Solo Fulltime RV for the Single Woman
This book, which was written by Janet Smith, tackles all of the questions you have about solo RV travel for women. From choosing the right RV to finding internet on the road, Smith provides smart, no-nonsense information that’s designed to give you peace of mind. We love the helpful tips about basic maintenance and packing, as well as the ideas for making money online as you travel.
4. For Women Only: Traveling Solo in Your RV: The Adventure of a Lifetime (The RV Lifestyle Series)
As a woman traveling solo in an RV, you have a unique set of concerns. In this book, Margo Armstrong gives you a realistic set of expectations and strategies. From staying safe as a woman on the road to managing power in your RV, this guide is practical and comprehensive. In particular, the information about towing your car and adding solar panels can make your trip more fun.
5. Bumping Down Highways: From Boardrooms to Back Roads in an RV
An unexpected home disaster sent Jenni Edwards on her solo RV journey — and changed her life forever. In this tale, the author describes her unexpected transition from high-powered executive to a full-time wanderer. From her start in an SUV to her current life in a 40-foot RV, Edwards learned the hard way how to travel alone. Her wildlife encounters are thrilling, her mistakes are educational, and her story is inspirational.
6. For Women Only: RV Lifestyle Collection 1: For the Adventure of a Lifetime!
Margo Armstrong is back with this unique collection of three books written especially for women. Learn how to travel solo in your RV, how to maintain and care for your motorhome, and how to deal with healthcare issues when you’re always on the go. Each volume dives deep into the subject, giving you a well-rounded education on managing life in an RV. If you need a confidence boost, this set is a great place to start.
7. Solo Full-time RVing On A Budget: Go Small, Go Now
Full-time RVing can be surprisingly expensive — in this book, Becky Schade helps you figure out how to keep costs low. Learn how to find a used RV, choose affordable routes, and figure out how much money you need to live while you’re traveling. Scahde also tackles common RV problems, including dealing with loneliness and earning a living.
8. The Intrepid Woman’s Guide to Van Dwelling: Practical Information to Customize a Chic Home on Wheels & Successfully Transition to an Awesome Mobile Lifestyle
One of the most parts of full-time RVing is customizing your van or motorhome to meet your needs. That’s where Jess Ward’s book comes in. This super-helpful guide is packed with information about how to build out your RV, managing ventilation, dealing with the toilet, and more. Plus, you’ll get personal tips on how to stay safe and learn how to park a massive RV.
9. Fear Less vs Fearless: The Journey of a Lifetime
If you’re nervous about hitting the road on your own, Malia Miles Lane’s story is for you. It follows the author as she faces her fears and starts a new life in a Winnebago. From battling lung cancer to driving a 36-foot motorhome, Lane approaches adventures with courage and conviction. We recommend reading it when you need a boost before the trip or any time you’re feeling lonely on the go.
10. The Woman’s Guide to Solo RVing
As you get ready to start a solo RV trip, information can help you feel more confident. That’s the goal of this book, which covers a huge range of topics related to solo female RV travel. Using this guide, you can figure out if you’re suited to the RV lifestyle, find out how to stay legal, learn how to travel with pets, and more.
When you’re considering solo RV travel, it’s comforting to hear stories of other women who have gone before you. From cautionary tales to useful tips, these books arm you with the information you need to travel safely. Read them before your trip, or take them on the road to serve as useful guides.