How to Work From Your RV? Want to Mix Work And Fun? Here’s How To Do It

June 13,2024

It hasn’t been simple getting through 2 years of the pandemic. The ‘new normal’ necessitates unending patience and flexibility, from school closures and city lockdowns to quarantine pods and Zoom meetings. Working from home has been a boon in disguise for a lot of people.  It takes you around 30 seconds to go to work! In a way, saving time for family and friends. If you own an RV, you might be thinking of taking a remote business road trip. With a little preparation and a decent internet connection, you can go to the jungle for an adventure trip. Whether you’re an experienced remote employee or considering your first work – RV trip, follow these five tips for a fun and successful vacation.

WIFI

During a planned RV-holiday, you can entirely unplug. When you’re working from home from an RV, this isn’t the case. An uninterrupted internet connection is the most important element for a successful trip, with work going on the side. It’s not enough to access your account in a coffee shop once a day. It is important to have wifi at your campsite, if not at your RV.

You can plan your RV trip in such a manner that you are able to perform all of your job and stay connected. Inquire about internet connectivity at the campgrounds. Purchase a WiFi enhancer for your computer. And have a backup plan: a list of cafes with free WiFi handy in case the campground’s internet goes down.


Slow Travel

If you’re planning a spring vacation road trip, you might try to fit numerous destinations into one trip. Slow travel is embraced by full-time RVers. You won’t want to drive somewhere fresh every couple of days if you’re working from your RV. The time spent driving and setting up camp will eat into your free time. Instead, plan a lengthy, sluggish trip to put your remote working skills to the test. Take a week at one national park and the following week at a campground a few hours apart. This will relieve stress and allow you to concentrate on one task at a time.

Work and leisure should be kept separate.

It’s hard to concentrate on work when there’s a distraction. Your capacity to separate work and playtime is critical to your success. Some RVers choose to work 8 hours a day during the week and go trekking on weekends. Others work ten to twelve-hour days and then take a few days off. After all, it is you and your colleague who have the final say. Just make an effort to stick to the agreed time.

Have a  Workspace

Even the largest Class A motorhomes might feel claustrophobic when trying to establish an office space. Sit in a firm, ergonomic chair that supports your spine and neck for work.  Make a soundtrack to help you concentrate. What music motivates you to work? A certain soundtrack can assist communicate to your mind that it’s time to work, no matter how little your workspace is. Take back control of the mess. In a tiny rig, a clean environment is even more critical. A good set-up helps you work in an organised fashion.

Let your Manager Know

When you know that you will be continuing with your remote work due to the pandemic, it’s tempting to hit the open road. Put your thoughts together before making a plan to work while camping in an RV.  If the campground’s internet goes down, what will you tell your boss? What will you do if the electricity to your rig goes out?  Travelling to a no-visit zone can bring challenges. 

You shouldn’t need to request vacation time if you’re not taking time off work to drive your truck. However, informing your boss that you will be working from a different location next week or next month is professional and courteous. Have a backup plan in place, such as WiFi, workplace etc for work-life balance. Begin planning your work from the beginning. Can’t resist the adventure? Finance is making you reconsider your decision? We can help you get affordable RV in Calgary. Connect with us!