10 Reasons To Take An RV Vacation

Posted on Jul 26 2013 - 12:58pm by Samuel Ott

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Despite popular belief, RVs are not just for retired folks who migrate south for the winter. These homes on wheels can be a fun alternative to spending thousands of dollars on a one-week long vacation. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider contacting your local RV dealer and see how to take your next vacation via RV.


A majority of RVs are available at a low price of 200 dollars a month. The price can be even less than that, or it can fluctuate if you want to extend your vacation to a yearlong adventure. Depending on what you are looking to do and where you’re looking to go, there are great selections out there for anybody.

Building Memories

Of course every family wants to create memories that last forever when they take a vacation. Trailer Life Magazine has conducted studies that show that families who camp together generally have a stronger bond. These families often play games together and enjoy each other’s company, making memories along the way.

New Friends

People in campgrounds are often very friendly. Many people are willing to help each other out and love to stand by your camper and talk for a few minutes. No matter what campground you go to, you are bound to meet new people every time you go.

Home Away From Home

An RV has all the comforts of your own home, just on a smaller scale. If you want to have a day to just relax and you don’t feel like roughing it, you can hang out inside and watch some TV or read a book. There’s also the always-enjoyable nap that everyone loves to take. Oh and don’t forget that you will have an air conditioner for maximum comfort.

Vacation As Often As You Want

One of the most valuable features of owning an RV is that you can get away for the weekend without having to do extensive planning. It gets even better because if you want to, you can get away the weekend after that and so on, because all you have to do is hitch up and go. Camping is one of the most affordable forms of vacation and you can go at almost any time of the year.

Beat The Bugs

If you have ever camped out in a tent, you know how frustrating the bugs can be that sneak in the tent. With an RV, you can dramatically reduce the chances of bugs annoying you while you are trying to sleep or eat. Save the bug spray for the outdoors and sleep comfortably in a bed without concerns of critters that might join you.

Enjoy The Outdoors

With the technology-driven world that we live in, most of us aren’t getting out and experiencing nature as much as we should. A great way to go off the grid for a couple days is to go camping. It is amazing at how refreshing and recharging getting away from the world for a couple days can be. However, if you do have that itch to check your phone or email, chances are you will be able to. Beware of cell phone service being spotty though when camping out in the woods.

Make Your Own Schedule

One of the best things about owning an RV is that you can go anywhere, anytime you please. No need to book airfare 6 months in advance or the need to worry about booking a hotel. Rather, you can setup a camping trip in less than a week and pack the day you leave. Even better, once you are all setup and in the outdoors, you can do whatever you want. Whether it’s taking a nap, fishing or swimming, there are plenty of options at your disposal.


These tasty treats are hard to beat when you are out sitting by the fire spending time with friends or family. We won’t go through the mouth-watering process that is a S’more, but these are a must when you are camping out!

Many Adventures To Be Had

America is a pretty big place with many different features and things to see and do. Don’t get stuck on one vacation a year that might break the bank. Plan out a couple of trips a year to take your RV and see the country, rather than just flying over it. Road trips in an RV can be a blast!

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About the Author

Sam Ott is a writer who loves to share his interest of food, travel, business and film. He currently pursues his interest in filmmaking and videography and has co-founded a small production company to help promote film in his community.