6 Reasons to Buy or Rent an RV in 2021
Vacation like a local with an RV this year. Buy your own or rent at rvshare.com or outdoorsy.com.
It’s no secret that this last year has impacted our daily routines, and it’s also changed how we travel. Perhaps one of the best things for US travel to come out of 2020 has been that more and more Americans are rediscovering the outdoors, visiting state and national parks in record numbers. And with more people thinking differently about how they get away, studies show that recreation vehicle (RV) sales and rentals, through such sites as rvshare.com and outdoorsy.com, have also increased dramatically in the last year.
RV vacations can be some of the most unique, fun ways to travel and see more of this beautiful country, but you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. We decided to put the question to the test and compiled this list of six reasons to consider buying or renting an RV and taking your show on the road.
No. 1: Stay longer.
One of the best reasons to travel by RV is that doing so lends itself to staying longer in one destination. Because many RVs are equipped with kitchens, living spaces, and bedrooms, it can be easier to settle in and relax in an RV than in a standard hotel room. And buying your own RV means it becomes your home away from home, which can be stocked just how you like it.
With more Americans working remotely and attending school virtually, there is a lot more potential for people to travel throughout the year than just on school holidays. With a simple cellular internet connection or mobile hotspot, you can easily mix business with pleasure and get that blissful change of scenery you’ve been wanting.
No. 2: Immerse yourself in the local culture.
Many vacations seem to be a race to take in as many sights and visit as many attractions as you can in a short amount of time. While this can be a great way to determine if you’d be interested in returning to a location on a future trip, you’re usually only experiencing a small portion of what a destination has to offer. Traveling by RV allows you to eliminate some of that rush.
You can take your time exploring on your way to and from destinations. Visit a quaint town, a streetside farmers’ market, or a tucked-away natural wonder - all along your route. Some of the best adventures you’ll find happen by chance when you take your time and tour on your own without a perfectly planned schedule.
No. 3: Save money.
Having your very own home away from home can be an affordable way to travel with your family. You’ll bundle transportation and accommodations so you won’t have to pay for things like flights, multiple hotel rooms to accommodate everyone, rental car, airport parking, pet sitting, eating out every meal, and the like, all of which can add up. And while you will be spending on RV costs, you may find that you’re able to enjoy getting away more often and for more extended periods than with other forms of travel.
No. 4: Have more control over what you eat.
Many RV’s have kitchens, which means you’ll have the opportunity to prepare some or all of your meals while traveling. Not only will cooking your meals save money, but you’ll also have more control over what you eat. For people with special dietary requirements, finding compliant food on the road can cause stress. An RV eliminates all that.
You’ll have the flexibility to skip that $6 cup of coffee, forego the fast food in favor of healthier options, and make memories with your family preparing meals in the kitchen, over the fire, or on your campsite grill, for example. Then, you can get out and dine out as little - or as much - as you see fit.
No. 5: Make long-lasting road trip memories.
If this last year has taught us anything, it’s been to slow down and cherish the time you have with the people you care about. An RV vacation allows you to do just that. Spend quality time with the people (and pets) you love on the drive, visiting local attractions, and just getting away from the day-to-day that we often take for granted.
Buying or renting a larger RV allows you to take recreation on the road with you. If you have a boat, consider bringing it to Middle Tennessee’s Tims Ford Lake, located inside Tims Ford State Park. Cruise, play, or fish at “one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast.”
If you’re in the area, be sure to visit us at Twin Creeks Marina for a stress-free lake excursion, with public boat slips next to the marina, a boat ramp, a full-service fuel station, and a beautiful open-air restaurant on the water, Drafts & Watercrafts.
No. 6: Social distance your way.
You might be feeling reluctant to travel because of social distancing and safety measures. Cramped airports, crowded hotel lobbies, and tight indoor spaces just aren’t high on many travelers’ lists these days. Traveling by RV lets you avoid all of those if you desire. Get active and explore the outdoors or take in the local indoor and outdoor attractions. Relax and unwind at your site or mingle and make friends with other RVers at the resort or a local eatery. The choice is yours.
Buying or renting an RV and planning an RV vacation might be just the thing you and your family need to reconnect and make memories. If Middle Tennessee is on your list of places to visit, consider staying with us at our new Twin Creeks RV Resort on Tims Ford Lake. Every affordable campsite features breathtaking water views, miles of walking trails, private campsite picnic tables, full hookups, and a brand new bathhouse, restrooms, and laundry facility. The lake is calling. Can you hear it?