If you’ve come here, chances are you’re curious about the mobile lifestyle yourself. Maybe your favorite Instagram influencer has a killer #vanlife account, or maybe you’ve seen a tiny home on wheels on HGTV and want one for yourself. Or, perhaps, you’ve simply been looking for an affordable, convenient way to travel. No matter your reasoning, you’re just a few steps away from making your RV dreams come true.
Why Buy an RV? What’s in it for Me?
This initial step is highly conceptual. It’s about exploring the possibility of buying an RV and how it will impact your life. Most importantly, it’s coming up with your own answer to the question “why buy an RV?” But first, here are some of the reasons other people do:
- Convenience. Traveling in an RV is like carting around your own personal hotel room. Most RVs are completely self-contained, meaning everything you need is just a few steps away. If you love the peace and quiet of camping, but don’t like “roughing it,” an RV offers a homier alternative.
- Versatility. RVs aren’t only good for camping. You can use it for tailgating at the next big game. You can offer it up as a place for guests when they come to visit. You can rent it out using a site like RVshare and make some extra income. Heck, you can even live in your RV and say goodbye to mortgage or rent payments!
- Affordability. RV travel is one of the more budget-friendly ways to vacation. In fact, a study by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association found that, for a family of four, RV travel is 23 to 59% less expensive than other types of vacations. Even when traveling in a large Class A motorhome, families still spent 45% less than they would on an airfare/hotel vacation.
- Freedom! Ask any RVer, and they’ll tell you that having the flexibility to go anywhere, at any time, is the best thing about owning an RV. You can cater your vacation to your needs, whether it’s a quick weekend getaway to a wooded campground or a month-long road trip across the U.S. The choice is up to you.
Is Buying an RV in Your Future?
It’s time to move onto the most exciting part; researching RVs! There are, quite literally, thousands of types of RVs out there, and learning about the different features of each is both fun and interesting.
Did you know? you can always “try before you buy” if you rent from RVshare, a peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace.
Share with us why you love RVing in the comments below!