Updated December 2, 2020 . AmFam Team
Whether it’s road trip planning with the kids, or your retirement plan, RV travel is an exciting way for road trippers to see new sights and spend quality time with loved ones. Gone are the days of sleeping on the ground and braving bad weather, wild animals and hassling with finicky tents.
Instead, you get to experience all that Mother Nature has to offer in relative luxury. So what are signs you’re ready to embark on the RV travel experience? Let’s take a look!
This one’s a given. Whether you’re taking a cross-country trip across the United States on the iconic Route 66, or hopping between national parks, you’ve got to be someone who loves to see new sights. If you crave more than a fenced-in lawn somewhere in suburbia, RV-ing offers you a chance to regularly upgrade your backyard to breath-taking landscapes.
Even the most expensive RVs have limited space. If you’re comfortable without that walk-in closet or grandma’s collection of antique plates, you’re well-suited to the RV trip experience.
Like all travel adventures, things can go wrong — frequently. Flat tires, a broken generator, squabbles over the GPS, spotty wi fi — the list goes on and on. If you can face the headaches with a can-do attitude, you’re prepared to handle the bumps in the road that accompany RV use.
While the average cost of buying an RV can range from $10,000 to $300,000, according to Camper Report (Opens in a new tab), the money saved on traveling expenses can amount to quite a lot. Instead of buying expensive plane tickets for a vacation to the mountains, you can simply pack up the family and drive there. You’ll also save on things like hotels, restaurants and rental cars because your RV is well-equipped to accommodate the entire family throughout the trip.
Using an RV means less space to claim as your own personal bubble. Depending on the size of your RV, that might mean temporarily sharing a room with the same people over the course of your trip.
If you’re always itching to discover new places and people, RV-ing sounds like a dream come true. Does this sound like you? Then what are you waiting for? Your RV experience is waiting for you to hit the road!