What could be more futuristic than a home on wheels? Okay, maybe our homes don’t fly yet, but a driving home is a close second.
RV’s are becoming an increasingly popular way to vacation. In fact, studies show that 1 in 12 U.S. vehicle-owning households now owns an RV. That’s roughly 8.2 million households.
Traveling in an RV gives you a unique way to vacation, whether you’re camping, visiting tourist hot spots or visiting friends and family. Whatever your reason, an RV gives you all the amenities of home with the freedom of the open road.
So, what’s making these roving homes so popular? Here are just a few reasons RV’s are becoming more popular.
1. More Bang For Your Buck
PFK Consulting, an international consulting firm with expertise in travel and tourism, found that RV family vacations are 27 to 61 percent less expensive than other types of vacations on average. Don’t worry about rising fuel costs, either. The study showed that fuel prices would have to more than double for typical motorhome vacations to become more expensive than other vacations. Most campgrounds cost between $30-40 per night, compared to over $100 for a motel stay. Plus, most campers choose to cook their meals inside their motorhomes, rather than eating out.
2. Home Living on the Road
Modern day motorhomes are usually equipped with full kitchens, bathrooms, beds, televisions and more. You have the comfort of sleeping in your own bed, having a home cooked meal and snuggling up for a movie in the evening. Plus, many RV campgrounds have complimentary WiFi so you can stay connected while you’re on the road.
3. RV Campsites Offer Fun Amenities
When you stay at a hotel, they usually offer a swimming pool and a continental breakfast. When you stay at an RV resort, you’re usually met with everything from an active clubhouse and swimming pools, to shuffleboard courts and tennis courts. There’s a great sense of community, and you’ll find that many RV resorts are inviting, so you’ll come as strangers and leave as family. You may be invited to a pot luck, ice cream social or pancake breakfast while you’re in town. You roll in and suddenly, you’re home.
4. The Attractions is in Your Backyard
There are plenty of beautiful tourist destinations across America. Whether you’re looking to visit the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park or the Adirondack Mountains, you can find RV campsites within these parks so you’ll be right near the action. It’s a great way to become acquainted with your destination, plus you can wake up and start the day early, no extra travel required! Just make sure you have a nice pair of hiking boots.
5. Bringing Families Closer Together
Vacations are known for bringing families closer together (at least most of the time). How can you get any closer than inside an RV? You’re saving money, traveling the country and learning all about the quirks of your family. Now, there’s no study showing RV’s bring people together, so you might just have to try it for yourself.
These are just a few reasons RV camping is becoming so popular. What are your reasons?