The Pros and Cons of Taking an RV Vacation

The Pros and Cons of Taking an RV Vacation
Written by Alyssia Walmsley

Taking a vacation inside of a recreational vehicle can be a lot of fun for the entire family. Not only can you visit multiple locations throughout the US, but you will have some amazing time together as a family. This is really a great option when you have children. If you want to go on a cross-country drive for a few weeks this may really be a good option. Of course, there are pros, and cons to taking an RV vacation. Some of the pros and cons are listed below.

The pros

First, let’s take a look at the benefits of taking an RV vacation. For one thing, you will not have to worry about booking multiple hotel rooms. If you want to travel to more than one location it will not take a large amount of money. Or perhaps you just want to camp out in one amazing location, which is located in the center of all the fun. Staying in an RV can really save on hotel expenses. For example, some families have chosen to fly to a location and stay in the RV at a campground instead of a hotel. One popular place for this location is Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. They have a campground that is located in the Disney resort.

Instead of reserving a room at the resort you can instead reserve your RV and pick it up after landing at the airport. Some companies that Rent RV’s also offer a pickup service. Another benefit is that it will be just like sleeping in your own bed. You can bring your own sheets and cooking utensils. This will make it feel just like home, except you will be in a fun exotic location. You can have all the joys of camping without having to worry about the mess of others. You will also save money on food since you will be able to load up and just cook your meals in the RV.

The cons

Of course, for every pro, there is always a con. The downside to renting an RV starts off with the gas of course. With gas prices going up almost on a daily basis, you can expect to pay a pretty penny for driving your recreational vehicle around. One thing I have learned about recreational vehicles is that they are not good on gas, especially if you have them loaded with your luggage and other supplies like cooking utensils. Instead of saving you money, your vacation can end up costing you more money.

Another downside is the fact that when you pick up your RV. You will need to spend at least an hour going over how everything works. Of course, this is a must if you have never used and RV. But it can cut into your vacation time if you are not ready for it. You will also need to make sure that all of the tanks are empty before returning it. Remember to clean it inside and out. Remembering how to empty the tanks can be a challenge if you are a first time RV user, and this can add to the overall frustration of your trip.

About the author

Alyssia Walmsley

Alyssia is a Cornell University graduate of 2003 and a former lead technology development manager for Microsoft and Cisco Networking Systems. Between writing on her blog, Blubbr, she likes adventures and chocolate sprinkles.

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