I noticed another thread you started asking about Airstreams. I hope you ended up with an Airstream, we sure like ours, but regardless of which brand you have I hope your RV experience has been good for you and the children.
Regarding traveling in the backwoods and off the beaten path. Use good judgement and be equipped for emergencies. That means different things to different people but you know who you are and what you're comfortable with.
I'm not aware of a specific problem with going off the beaten path and being unsafe. I'm sure there are (or will be) situations where an RVer experiences a problem in the backwoods but there are lots of people doing similar things - backpackers, fishing, etc. - and it's not common to hear of problems. Use your head, plan ahead just like you're doing here and use common sense.
Lucius & Danielle
1992 - 29' Airstream Classic
1996 GMC Suburban 7.4L, C2500; 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 8.1L, K2500