A recreational vehicle, or RV, isn’t just a mode of transportation; It is a lifestyle choice. RVs provide the freedom to travel for retired couples or families. They can also be a terrific way to honeymoon. RVs come in a wide array of sizes and budgets from the spacious Class A motorhome to a camper trailer hitch up. Is an RV something you should have in your life?
Consider these great reasons for owning an RV:
You’re Always Mobile
When you go on vacation, you always want to find a place that can be your “home away from home.” In fact, many hotels adopt a variation of that slogan to sell their accommodations. When traveling by RV, you are literally bringing your home with you. All the decorations, comforts and amenities in your RV are of your own choosing. Those amenities also include features for when you’re parked like an electric RV awning in the summertime for cookouts and fold out picnic tables and benches. You can also have a satellite dish to beam in all your favorite television programming no matter where you’re traveling.
RVs provide a great deal of mobility. You can travel the country along coastal highways or scenic back roads. You can also settle down for an extended seasonal stay at any spot you fancy. Many RV owners hitch a car to the rig for even more mobility options. Yes, you’ll have to enjoy traveling the open road, but that is exactly what
RVs are for!
You’ll Be Saving Money
The benefits of owning an RV as your mobile vacation home allows you to travel to any destination in the country and not have to pay for hotel rooms. Those rooms can easily run several hundred dollars a night and that is without a kitchen. Every popular vacation destination will have accommodations for RVs. That includes national parks and theme parks. This will let you park, plug in and relax with very minimal fees.
By traveling with your own kitchen and food, you’ll be saving a lot on meals. You don’t have to eat every meal in your RV. However, having the flexibility to cook your own meals and have your own snacks within reach will be a big money saving bonus. Owning an RV isn’t even that expensive, you’ll just need to occasionally get new caravan parts when your old ones break down.
You’ll Be Part of a Community
Wherever you go in your RV, you’re sure to make new friends of fellow RV travelers. At every mobile park, you’ll meet like-minded RV owners who can share their tips for the road. It is like meeting a new group of neighbors at each stop. You probably wouldn’t make friends with the folks in a hotel room. At an RV camp, everyone is ready to offer a hand or a recipe.
You Can Bring Your Pets
RVs provide your passengers the ability to get up and walk around while you’re behind the wheel. That holds true for your pets, too. It will be a lot easier to bring the family dog or cat in an RV than it would in the backseat of a car.
Your Kids Won’t Be Bored
Road trips with kids can be a challenge but not so much in an RV. They’ll be comfortable sitting at the dinette table, sofa or back on the bed. There will be more options for them to watch movies or play games while you’re driving. All of this makes for a much more harmonious trip. Are you ready for the RV lifestyle?