Owning a recreational vehicle is a dream of so many people because of the limitless travel opportunities they provide. With an RV, your family can simply pack up your gear and hit the open road whenever the feeling takes you. There are RVs these days to fit every budget, with simple models which enable you to enjoy the simpler things in life, to full-on mega vehicles which put most people’s actual homes to shame. But there are still a lot of us who haven’t yet grasped how fantastic RVs can be.

To help everyone understand the amazing benefits of RVs, here are 6 things you might not know about owning a recreational vehicle.

1. You Can Save a Lot of Money

Owning and vacationing in an RV can save you a huge amount of money every time you take a vacation. All the money you would usually spend on accommodation, travel tickets, and eating out is automatically saved when you vacation in your recreational vehicle. There are many affordable RVs these days so the initial outlay on the vehicle doesn’t even need to break the bank. The amount of money you can save by vacationing in your RV is nothing in comparison to the potential savings of actually living in it full time. With no rent, mortgage payments, council taxes, expensive utilities, or home maintenance costs, not only is RV living liberating, but it is also a big money saver. 

2. Recreational Vehicles Are Ideal for Domestic Travel

The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a terrible year for traveling as we were all stuck in lockdowns with major international travel restrictions. With many of these restrictions likely to still be in place for a long time, domestic travel is likely to be the best way to take a trip. RVs are ideal for experiencing everything your own country has to offer. With an RV, you can visit all of your country’s most famous landmarks, national parks, and beauty spots, take the back roads to see more of your country, and spend a few days, weeks, or months on the open road. 

If you plan your route right, you can easily cruise around the country in your van without having to pay for any accommodation. People exploring the Golden State this way tend to find various RV campgrounds in California where they rest and refuel on their travels. This is a great way to see the country in all its glory, and it’s perfect for solo travelers, couples, or families too.

3. You Can Bring Your Pets Along

One major benefit of an RV is that you are able to bring your pets along on your vacation. Especially if you are planning to take your RV out into the wilderness for a camping or hiking trip, being able to bring your dog is a major plus. RVs are extremely spacious and comfortable so there is plenty of room for your dog to travel in comfort without the usual stress which often comes when a dog is in the car.

4. You Can Travel in Ultimate Comfort

By owning your own RV, you will have the freedom that other travelers can only dream of. There are no luggage restrictions when you travel by RV so you and your family will be able to bring everything with you that you need. If you don’t have enough space inside the vehicle, these rv trailers will give you all the room you need. From clothes to books to food and drink, you can travel in absolute comfort and have everything you need when you reach your final destination. There is always plenty of leg space unlike on a bus or plane and you can stop to use the bathroom whenever necessary. 

5. You Will Meet a Lot of Like-Minded People

There are so many dedicated RV campsites and resorts all over the world so it is possible to meet other enthusiasts on your travels. You can share tips on interesting spots as well as help each other out if someone is short on milk or needs to borrow some batteries. On the other hand, you can avoid these campsites altogether and find a secluded little spot with no one and nothing for miles and miles except for you, your family, and Mother Nature.

6. You Can Get Rid of Things You Don’t Need

Owning your own recreational vehicle is a great chance to get rid of things you don’t need, especially if you plan to live in it. While RVs have lots of space, you will not be able to fit a household’s worth of items inside, so you can start to minimalize your life, as this has become very popular in recent years with people trying to move away from a possession-based existence. In just a short time, you will start to wonder why you ever had so much stuff.

Owning an RV really can change your life. It will enable you to get out on the open road, visit some incredible places, meet some interesting people, and save some real money. If you are still unsure after reading this article about whether the RV life is for you, visit some online blogs and speak out to some of the folks who are already living it!

Published by HOLR Magazine.