The popularity of motor homes and recreational vehicles has soared in recent years and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. In 2016, 430,000 recreational vehicles of all kinds were sold, according to the RV Industry Association, which represents an increase of 15% over the year before. An even more interesting fact is that over half of all new RV owners are under the age of 45.
So, what accounts for the boom in RV ownership? Clearly, there is nothing new about motorhomes and the variety of other RVs on the market. These vehicles have been part of American culture for decades. Perhaps the technological landscape that exists today and the many features incorporated into the modern RV contributes to their growing appeal. Technology also lends itself to more flexibility in operating personally and professionally while cruising the country would also account for booming sales. If you are considering purchasing an RV, here are some sound reasons to do so.
1. Customizable for Comfort and Taste
Modern RVs are not your father’s recreational vehicle! There was a time when taking to the road in the motor home was akin to roughing it. Nothing could be further from the truth today. Standard features in 21st-century recreational vehicles include items your parents could only fantasize about. These include microwave, tables, shelves, cubbyholes, drawers, and a refrigerator. What’s more, your dealership will customize RVs depending on what you choose from the available options, such as flooring, cabinetry, and countertops in a number of upscale materials like wood, faux leather, and even marble.
Taking to the road with a bathroom with a shower, a sink, and a stove, is also possible. Sleeping is more comfortable as well in these new models. Depending on your taste and budget, today’s RV is very much a home away from home.
2. More Independent Travel
Travel is one of the largest industries in the United States with leisure travel accounting for 80% of all U.S. domestic travel in 2019. However, it can also be a stressful proposition. Traveling by air, even for a “quick” two-hour flight can be an ordeal with longer advanced arrival times, security requirements, cramped planes, ground transportation, and car rentals. It’s an even more difficult proposition with children.
Owning an RV changes the landscape of travel for couples and families since hitting the road can allow for a plethora of destinations, only limited by desire and time in a more relaxing way. it also allows for less schlepping when it comes to kids’ belongings which are always readily available in the comfort of your vehicle. For great outdoors lovers, campers are an awesome way to visit the hundreds of state and national parks.
3. Peace of Mind Support
With increased popularity and ownership, roadside assistance and support are readily available and easier than ever for all types of recreational vehicles. If you are considering buying an RV, according to America’s RV Warranty, RV extended warranties provide protection for the unexpected, such as a mechanical failure or other mishaps.
Whether you decide on a motorhome, travel trailer, 5th Wheels or any other RV, you can rest assured that with an extended warranty policy, serving your RV will be much easier and cost-effective if the need arises. On the open road or parked comfortably at your destination, as an RV owner, your service contract provider will also direct you to the closest and most convenient repair facility to get you back on your way quickly.
4. Home Away From Home
Perhaps one of the best reasons for buying an RV is to experience life on the open road in a manner that feels like a home away from home. An RV is a great alternative to staying in commercial hotels or paying a fortune in dining out, especially for families or people on a budget, and it’s much cozier!