What Qualifies a State Sticker on an RV Map?
July 8, 2019
In talking with other RVers I have realized that criteria for adding a state to their RV map sticker are a hot topic of debate. We hadn’t been full-time long before realized we needed to jump on this sticker map bandwagon. I mean, how else are you going to show the world that you’re a legitimate RVer?
The RV map stickers are intended to be put on your motorhome, fifth wheel, camper or travel trailer to document your journeys. Of course, where to put it and what rules must be abided by are completely up to you.
Where to Get It
The easiest place to get an RV map sticker on Amazon. There are many versions of the map. If you’re traveling to the great white north, a Canadian version is available too. We choose the one that has the state flags, but there are many versions of these maps:
Make sure that you’re getting a sticker and not a vinyl cling so it doesn’t go flying off down the road when you’re traveling. Or if you love Amazon deliveries regularly, go for the vinyl cling. Who am I to tell you what to do?
Where to Put It
We chose to put our RV map near our door. I love that it serves as a reminder of where we have been and where we plan to go. Others choose to put it on their slide or on the inside of a compartment door.
We opted against the slide out so that the sticker wouldn’t get damaged by the constant in and out of the slide. I have heard that the slide hasn’t damaged the sticker of other RVers but we didn’t want to risk it.
Who Gets to Put the Sticker On?
Lance and I have decided that we will take turns. One state Lance gets to put up and the next Kate gets to put up. The other person becomes the photographer and baby wipe assistant.
How to Apply Stickers
First, we clean the area with baby wipes, rubbing alcohol works well too, and let it dry completely. Then, to lay down the outline, we slowly rolled the map out, using a credit card wrapped in a washcloth to smooth out air bubbles. The washcloth saves the sticker from being ripped or scratched by the credit card.
What are the Rules for Adding a State?
This is where everyone seems to differ on opinions, but can make for a fun conversation. Since our sticker is near our door, it sparks a lot of conversation with new neighbors. Our rule is simple: If we take the RV in the state, it counts. Kate + Lance + RV = sticker
Some fun rules I have come across:
- Must spend one week in the state
- Must visit a major attraction
- Completed a CrossFit workout
- Eaten a famous local food
Later into the evening, more raunchy rules are exposed. I’ll just leave that one alone.
Are you a commitment-phobe and the thought of a sticker on your RV gives you the willies? Or are you so excited about your travels that you don’t want to contain them to just one sticker? There is an Online Option available just for you.
Click On the Pictures Below for More State Sticker Blogs:
Colorado (Kate): Cortez blog- don’t have the URL yet
If you have an RV map sticker, what rules must you abide by? Let us know in the comments below.