Whether you plan on traveling alone or with someone, there are great things to know about Traveling In An RV, otherwise known as RVing. No matter how far you go from your home, there are always places to stop and see, in your own home on wheels.
While RVing, there are great opportunities to meet new people and even make lifetime friends at places you camp, stop for site-seeing, and/or rest. There are a lot more people traveling In RVs nowadays than one may think. Instead of getting a hotel room and staying in one place, the RV allows you to be on the go and enjoy yourself for days, weeks, and even months at a time.
You don’t have to worry about packing up everytime you want to go somewhere new; if you left some of your belongings behind; or if the hotel room is even clean. Usually the more people you have that stay in a hotel room, the more money it will cost, but if you have an RV, you can save a lot of money on the RV site alone.
You can also save money by stocking up on a few essential cooking items and stay in and cook right out of the RV kitchen. Some of the modern RVs come with a washer and dryer on board. This is much easier than stopping at a laundry-mat. You can even use the TV/DVD and take some movies along for free entertainment! These are just a few examples of the joys of RVing. Why not go out and experience some of your own? For an overview of the history of RVing, check out this post. Keep us posted on this site to share them with us! If you have your own RVing blog, share your link with us!
The Many Amenities For RVs
Recreational Vehicles, better known as RVs, come in many shapes and sizes, and there is sure to be one to fit everyone’s taste. There are the pull-behind trailers that have been so popular due to price for many years, toy trailers, fifth wheels, and Motorhomes. The motorhome is the one that most people associate with the RVing which is getting more and more popular. They are designed to look like city buses, except they are a far cry from them.
Most of the different types of RVs all have the basics in common such as a bed, stove, refrigerator, toilet, and sink. They can range from a simple fold up table that converts to a bed to a more sophisticated private bedroom that has a dresser and a king-sized bed. Many have the ability to expand even more to create extra living space with slide outs.
Slideouts are very popular; these are RVs in which the interior part of the RV can actually move as much as six feet out away from the center of the cabin increasing the living area. Some contain slideouts on both sides, increasing the space by as much as twelve feet. Sure, these slideout RVs come at a price but, on the other hand, other traveling hobbies like taking a cruise may also empty your wallet pretty fast!
Driving a motorhome is more like driving your home down the road, in the sense that it contains all the amenities available at home. So when you’re visiting our country’s most beautiful parks, you’ll still feel in your home. Amenities can include items such as full-size sofas, coffee tables, microwave ovens, walk-in showers, and complete entertainment systems with HDTV. Other amenities can include surround sound, GPS navigation, and rear video cameras for backing up purposes. Luxuries such as tile counter tops, wooden cabinets, tile flooring, and stainless steel appliances are available as well.
The RV can even be customized with satellite radio, automatic awnings, power cockpit window blinds, and even lighted running boards. There are so many options to choose from when looking for an RV it can become overwhelming. The key is to get what fits your lifestyle and purposes.