There has never been a better time to hit the road in an RV: there are more than 9 million RV owners across the United States, and they consistently report that they like to travel to state parks. If you’re thinking of taking an extended vacation with friends or family, driving an RV could save you as much as 30% on the cost of your trip. Reports of bedbug infested hotels across the country are making millions of RV owners decide to camp out in tents or in their own trailer. There are a variety of camping options available to RV owners, and parks around America want to attract new business to their sites.
If you reserve a “primitive campground,” you’re generally looking at a campsite without many amenities. There may be a fire pit or fire circle, but often primitive campsites do not even have access to water. If you go camping at one of these sites, you may have to pack your own water to the site and there may not be a direct path for RVs to take. In general, if you are thinking about taking your RV to a more secluded campsite, you want to make sure that you install RV trailer brake controllers, along with electronic sway control. There are two types of sway control hitch options available: one acts to minimize sway as it is happening, and another works to control sway before it starts. Talk to your local RV dealer about electronic sway control options.
About 10% of seniors report that they own RVs, and a surprising 11% of homeowners over the age of 35 also report that they keep their own RV on property. People want to save money, and retirement is a great time to see the world. Just drive in the direction that you desire, and you can meet new friends and have excellent adventures. There are RV owners in every state, and seniors often choose to “make the rounds” in the summer and to go see their children and grandchildren. There are RVs nowadays that offer owners the chance to install satellite television and wireless internet. If you think that you will be staying in your RV once you get to your destination, make sure that you find a campsite that has water and sewer hookups. Primitive sites are not likely to offer any amenities to RV owners.
Before taking a trip in your RV, you should make sure to get it checked thoroughly by your mechanic. Keeping abreast of repair issues before they become problems is essential. You don’t want to have to make repairs while you are on the road. Every six months, you should perform routine maintenance checks. Make sure that the trailer brake controller works, that the electronic sway control is engaged, and that trailer brake wiring has not been damaged by wild animals or erosion due to weather. Electronic brake controllers should have a lifespan of at least five years, but if you are concerned about electronic sway control or other electrical components, talk to your RV dealers in advance of any trip.
RV ownership has doubled in the last 40 years, and RV owners are perennially on the lookout for places to visit: there are RV-friendly campsites around the country. If you are planning a trip, look online for developed group camps, lodges, and campgrounds that cater to RV owners. You could have a wonderful time and meet new friends. Seniors often caravan with their friends, making trips to national parks and to tourist sites around the country. If you’ve ever wanted to travel, RV ownership is a great way to start: take day trips with the family and see the world.