We have a great guest blogger for you this week! Shelley Trupert is a self-confessed fan of Camping and Hiking Ideas who contacted us a little while ago with an idea. She works for a company called Outdoorsy, an online RV rental marketplace that connects RV owners with potential renters to provide a new way to travel, and a new source of income for RV owners. ( you can find them at www.outdoorsy.com). She suggested that an article on 4 major reasons for renting an RV for your next vacation might be a good idea. We thought so too, since we haven’t really mentioned RV camping a whole lot. Shelly offered to guest post and we said “yes, please”! So, without further ado:
4 Reasons You Should Rent an RV for your Next vacation
Whether you are looking for a relaxing week in the wilderness or want to pack in as much sight-seeing as possible, consider renting an RV for your next camping trip. After a long day of hiking or exploring, an RV can provide an added level of relaxation and enjoyment to your vacation.
Here are 4 common reasons people choose to rent an RV:
Comforts of Home
With an RV you get the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy the outdoors while still appreciating the comforts of your own home. Most RVs include a microwave, fridge, stove, a TV, comfortable beds, a living room area, a shower, and more. And if you feel like sitting outside, you can sit underneath the awning to enjoy the fresh air. When the weather becomes
unfavorable, you can go back in and still enjoy the view. It’s like bringing your home on wheels and what’s better than that?
Another reason to consider an RV is the flexibility. If you want to see another destination, you simply pack up and drive to a new spot. This may not always be easy, as many campgrounds require reservations. As well, you want to ensure that you’re spending enough time relaxing rather than always being on the go. But all that aside, it gives you the freedom to create your own adventure. Whether you want to go up the Pacific Northwest coast or take a cross-country road trip, you can make those decisions easily and at your own pace.
Though the price of the RV depends on your specific vacation and the way you choose to use it, in many instances they are cheaper than booking flights, hotels, and car rentals for your destinations. In fact, you can save up to 30-40% on your total vacation cost. There are also a lot of other ways to cut costs with an RV. For example, you can save money by cooking every meal in the kitchen. Many campgrounds also include certain amenities and activities. Take advantage of them in order to get your money’s worth. Another option to consider is to keep your destinations close to one another. If you’re looking to do a long road trip, try and stay at each
destination for an extended period of time.
There’s something about an RV that brings families together. One of the biggest goals while on family vacation is to create unforgettable memories that your children will be able to share with their kids one day. While it can be exciting to tent, the road trip in an RV is a memory in and of itself. You can kick off your shoes, relax on the couches, and not have to worry about having no leg room or bumping elbows with the stranger sitting next to you. When everyone is at ease, it’s much easier to engage in conversation and play games. And these are the memories that matter most. Renting an RV has many benefits including the ultimate freedom to pick one that fits your needs based on pricing, style, and amenities. With so many out there, try renting one for your next camping trip.
Though keep in mind, no matter how you choose to camp, a vacation planned around your favorite activities or a new area you’ve been eager to discover, will be filled with amazing memories!
Shelley Trupert works for Outdoorsy. She has been camping for almost 20 years and is always looking to find the next hike off the beaten path. While she used to enjoy tenting in the wilderness, she prefers to camp in an RV now–whether it is a class C or a teardrop trailer–to enjoy a little comfort after a long day outdoors and the ease of travel it provides. Her goal is to hike in all of the national parks in North America.