We’ve all been there. You’re headed out for a trip and looking for ways to save money and time wherever possible. While you want to save money on hotels, you also want your family to have a relaxing and comfortable vacation. This is where having an RV comes in handy. Many travelers find themselves in the “RV or hotel” conundrum, and ultimately end up going with the RV because of its many advantages.
RV or Hotel? Here’s Why You Should Go With Your RV:
RV Camping is Half the Cost of Hotel Stays
Cost is a big factor when deciding between an RV or hotel. Camping in an RV park can range from $10-50 per night, while a hotel will likely be $100-300 per night. By staying in an RV, you can save up to $100 per day!
Avoid the Daily Hassle of Checking In or Out
Why spend time at the hotel front desk when you could be out and about enjoying your vacation? With an RV, you can hit the road as soon as you’re ready.
No Rush in the Mornings
If you and your family would like to sleep in a bit, you can do so comfortably and without interruption in your RV. You won’t be rushed to check out by 10:00 or 11:00 for housekeeping.
No Major Late Night Hotel Noise
Forget waking up at 2:00am because the people in the next room over are being too loud. Staying in an RV allows you to avoid the loud noise that will come from your hotel neighbors.
No Questionable Hotel Breakfast
You can prepare your own breakfast in your RV, instead of eating stale bagels and expired yogurt. Plan ahead and prepare a delicious, hot breakfast for you and your family to enjoy.
Avoid Unpacking at Every Stop
This is a big one if you plan on hitting multiple cities, or just making a lot of stops. It’s a hassle to unpack everything when you get to your hotel, just to re-pack it the next day. If you stay in an RV, you can avoid this all together.
Always Have a Kitchen or Bathroom With You
With an RV, you don’t have to worry about where to stop for a snack, or where the next rest stop is. You have a kitchen and a bathroom with you for the entire trip!
Take Trips All Year vs. a “One and Done” Hotel
Having an RV allows you to plan your vacation according to your schedule and preferences. Rather than booking a hotel with restricted timing, you can take a trip whenever you’d like. You don’t need to worry about hotel availability or how long you can stay.
Ride Relaxed and Comfortably
An RV vacation is an experience in itself. Because you are basically traveling in your hotel, you can relax and enjoy every minute of the ride – rather than rushing to get checked in before you can enjoy your time away.
RVs Can Be Tax Deductible
Save some money when tax season rolls around! An RV fits the IRS definition of a second home if it features sleeping, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Interest paid on a loan for an RV purchase is also tax deductible, because it falls under the category of interest on a second home.
See the Sights Without Being Rushed
When you’re not in a hurry to get to your hotel, you can easily park somewhere and enjoy the scenery. See the mountains, lakes, rivers, and National parks at your leisure.
Make Important Memories
When you stay in a hotel, you are restricted in what you can do for entertainment, ultimately resulting in you spending more money on activities. With an RV, you can build a fire (outside), make s’mores, watch a movie on an outdoor TV, etc. Entertainment is provided by your RV!
Experiences That You’d Never Get From a Hotel
Traveling in an RV will allow you to do things and go places that you wouldn’t have if you stay in a hotel. Extra adventures and spontaneous visits are possible because you can take your hotel with you!
Sleep On Your Own Bedding
Many of us miss the comfort of our own bed when we are away from home. Because your RV serves as your second home, you can find comfort in sleeping with your own pillow, blankets, and sheets every night.
Save Money on Meals
When you are traveling, it’s likely that you will visit a restaurant 3 times a day. That can add up really quick! Your RV is a great place to store food, keep it cold, and cook meals. By preparing meals in the comfort of your RV kitchen, you save a lot of money just by planning ahead.
Fit Your Whole Family Comfortably
If you stay in a hotel, you may have to reserve 2 or more rooms. Depending on how long your vacation is, that could be extremely expensive. With the right RV, you can fit your whole family comfortably each night.
Spend More Time Outdoors, Rather Than In Front of a TV
By staying in an RV, you’ll spend less time laying in bed, flipping through channels, and more time outdoors, exploring, and creating memories with your loved ones.