There’s something about having the open road in front of you and the freedom to go wherever you want that is just irresistible for so many people. But how do you make it happen? By renting an RV, that’s how!
These vehicles are perfect for a vacation – they minimise the stress of finding accommodation, give you complete freedom to change your itinerary at the drop of a hat, and offer you the chance of a completely unforgettable and unique holiday. Here are the top 5 reasons that you should be considering road tripping across the United States or New Zealand in a motorhome for your next holiday.
They’re great for keeping costs down
Whether you’re travelling as a family, or as a group of friends, an RV is a perfect way to keep costs on travel and accommodation low – meaning that you have more money to spend on the things that really matter! Amazingly, you can rent an RV for 5 people for as little as $50 a night – that’s just $10 per person.
Not only that, most RVs come with kitchens, so you can cook on the go – grocery shopping saves a pretty penny over eating out in restaurants every 3 times a day, especially when you’re cooking for a group.
The only things that you have to worry about are the rental and fuel fees, but if you’ve done your research beforehand, you won’t get any unwelcome surprises and have to fork out a big sum unexpectedly.
There’s no need to book accommodation.
Big trips are great, but if there’s one thing that’s really annoying it’s changing accommodations, sometimes as often as every night. Constant chopping and changing can lead to getting less sleep, having to carry your backpacks or suitcases to a new place all the time is such a drag, and it’s just easier to have everything in one place. With an RV, all of that is taken care of!
And if you feel really tired, well you can pull over anywhere. In a supermarket car park, in a parking space at the side of the road, or in a campsite. Many campsites also offer parking spots for RV, meaning you can pull up and sleep in your vehicle, or pitch your tent. Another bonus of staying at a campsite is how easy it is to meet other people.
Campsites are where you can make friends with neighbours, and on-site activities like go-karting, mini-golf, and even just taking a dip in the swimming pool are great ways to break the ice. Who knows, if you get a big enough RV, you can even invite your new friends back for a party.
When you’re ready to park up, check out our recommendations for the best RV parks near Palm Springs!
There’s plenty of storage.
Are you really bad at packing? Do you have to have everything, even the kitchen sink when you go away? No worries here! RVs don’t have a 23kg limit on your bags like you have on an aeroplane, and you can bring whatever you want (as long as you travel companions don’t mind). You also only have to unpack once – rather than unpacking and repacking every day.
Even better, if you’re planning a trip with plenty of outdoor activities, then you can bring all of your equipment. There’s a rack on the back for bikes, plenty of space for hiking boots and walking poles, even tents and sleeping bags if you fancy a night under the stars.
If you’re a hoarder, great news too. You don’t need to worry about upsetting any of your family and friends back home, as you can fit souvenirs in for everyone!
They offer a sense of freedom that you don’t get from other types of holiday.
Taking a trip in an RV is often compared to taking a cruise. Yes, there are parallels, but also a couple of major differences. Although taking a cruise allows you to see a number of destinations in a short space of time, your itinerary is planned by someone else. In an RV, you set your route, where you’re going to stop, how long you’re going to stop there, the activities you’re going to do… I could go on. But who says you need to stick to this? No-one. Do what you want. Just make sure your travel companions agree with you… an enclosed space like an RV isn’t the best place for an argument!
The fact that you can be as spontaneous as you feel is great – you may find that a town you’ve been planning on doesn’t quite live up to your expectations. Rather than wasting 2 or 3 days from a hotel reservation that you’d already paid, you can just up and leave. On the flip side, if you fall in love with somewhere like a national park, campgrounds are usually pretty flexible with a last-minute extension to your stay.
You can have a totally stress-free holiday.
Driving a long distance in a relatively short amount of time is tiring for anyone, and it can lead to you becoming stressed and irritable. This is the worst thing that can happen because a negative atmosphere is infectious, especially in an enclosed space! So, swap drivers and get some rest, as in an RV you can sleep while on the move, as long as you have another qualified driver on the trip with you. Sharing the driving takes the load off, allowing everyone to have a great time.
Another thing that will take the stress away is knowing that you’re covered in the event of something wrong. If you book your RV with Mighway, you’re always covered with insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance. Although we don’t like to think of them too much, accidents do happen and with Mighway’s rental package that’s just one thing off your mind, leaving you able to enjoy your holiday.
So, these are the 5 reasons that you should be considering an RV for your next trip, although there are many more! When you’re ready to plan your next road trip, head on over to Mighway.com to book the perfect RV for you, and let the journey unfold!