Road Warrior - Pros and cons of Traveling via RV

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Everyone knows how big Nomadness is on international travel but we also make it a point to stress how important it is to travel your own respective country. There are a lot of great sights just in your own backyard that you may not know of or overlooked. One of the early signature campaigns of Nomadness was the cross country 2013 RV tour. From East coast to West cost we discovered so much of the U.S in our special RV. With that said take a moment to get an idea of what goes into RV travel. Weigh the pros and cons and hopefully, you'll consider some RV travel in the near future.

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When traveling, people try and make the most out of the space they have available. If you’re traveling on foot or by public transportation, you need to fit all your stuff into a backpack or suitcase. If you are traveling by car, you have an entire trunk worth of space, not to mention the room on the back seat depending on the size of your group. However, what if you would have even more space at your disposal? For instance, how great would it be if you could rent out an RV? Many travelers arrive at this conclusion but are uncertain whether or not it’s the right decision for them. In order to help make sure that this decision is in your best interest, we have prepared some pros and cons for renting an RV.

The pros of renting an RV

With an RV Rental, you can take more things with you and don’t have to worry about sticking to the essentials. You have as much space as you need, up to a point, and the things you do bring with you don’t have to be crammed into each other due to lack of space.

Renting an RV also lets you enjoy the trip more because you are not constricted to a really small space. You have the liberty of getting up and stretching at any given moment, and you can even walk around or partake in certain activities like watching TV.  Based on the kind of RV you rent, there are plenty of things that you could do to pass time.  It also makes it a lot easier for drivers to take shifts in case of long rides because they don’t need to exit the vehicle and enter from the other side.

Additionally, an RV will let you take your mobile hotel room and put it wherever you are traveling. For example, if you’re going to the beach, you can park your RV relatively close by so that you don’t have to walk from an actual hotel room every single day. In some cases, you could “anchor” right on the beach itself so that you can enjoy the sunshine and sand under your feet as soon as you get up.

The cons of renting an RV

When you rent an RV, you are going to incur some pretty significant expenses, especially in terms of gas and the rental service itself. That being said, it will be cheaper than renting hotel rooms every night, with the class of RV that you rent ultimately depending on what budget you have available. When choosing an RV over a hotel room, you will also likely lose some of the sense of privacy that a hotel can provide can provide. Once again, this can be a very specific situation depending on your route.

What is also challenging about renting an RV is finding places to park. Fortunately, there are many campgrounds and parking lots that you can park your RV for cheap or for free. You absolutely need to do your research to see where the good parking spots for RVs are before you leave on your road trip.

There are both pros and cons to renting an RV, but most of the cons are situational and depend on a great number of factors. The pros of renting an RV are much more upfront and definitive, meaning that in most cases you will be able to enjoy these perks of traveling in a hotel room on wheels.

*Guest Writer Martin WIlliam*

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