According to the statistics produced by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the estimated number of RV enthusiasts in the United States is 35 million including an increasing number of baby boomers who are now in their fifties and sixties.
RVing offers freedom and flexibility which are among the reasons why it has grown so popular not only among senior travelers. You can move if you do not like where you currently are or continue staying if the place suits you.
Another of the popular aspects among retirees is the possibility to follow seasons. For instance, northerners like to go south for the winter months and southerners often move north in the summer.
RVing is quote affordable way to travel. The initial cost incurred when acquiring or renting a recreational vehicle might be high but if you considered the fees paid for lodging and restaurants, RVing gets the upper hand.
When most people envision RVs, they think of large motorhomes. It should however be noted that RVs range in size; depending on preference your vehicle can just be a folding camping trailer or truck camper or you can opt for the large motorized RVs.
Depending on size and the level of luxury, prices differ too. An RV can go for as little as $4000 if you intend to purchase a pop-up camper and up to $1.5 million for those with intentions of buying a luxurious motorhome.
If you want to learn more about RVs, you need to check out gorving.com a website created by the Recreation Vehicle Travel Industry. The resource provides important information on different types of RVs using both text and illustration videos – a handy guide for senior travelers considering RV holiday.
If you are not sure about your love for RV travel, start by renting which gives you a chance to try it out. To find out which RV best suits your needs, you could try several of them on different routes and choose one in which you feel ultimate comfort. Rental costs vary from $30 to $300 for a day.
There are about 14,600 public and private campgrounds around USA which are also known as RV parks. This implies that an RV enthusiast can move from one coast to another without falling short of campground or in some places get several options from which to choose. RV parks rent space on nightly basis where prices range from $15 to $50 per night. In some campgrounds however, you can rent a spot for $10 or even have it for free.
As it is expected, all RV parks are not similar. While some of them have recreational facilities and restaurants, others are just plain and with no development in their vicinity. Joining an RVing club secures travelers – young and old – discounts, campgrounds, travel guides and other benefits.