RV Holidays: All The Pros And Cons You Need To Know

Are you already planning your first vacation for 2017? You certainly have a lot of choices! But one option that is becoming more and more popular among families is the option of a staycation. But that doesn’t mean your vacation is going to be boring, just because it is in your home country. After all, if you have an RV, you can always head out on an exciting road trip! However, as with most things, there are certain pros and cons with taking a RV vacation. Here are some of the main ones you will need to consider.


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Pro: You Can Sleep Almost Anywhere

One of the main pros of traveling in an RV is that you are taking your bedroom with you. So there is no need to book a lot of motels and hotels along the way. Instead, you can just pull up in an RV park and get settled in for the night. There are numerous RV parks dotted around the country, so you won’t have to drive too far to find your next one. Alternatively, you could always just pull up in a carpark or on the side of the road to spend the night. However, it is a good idea to double check that the car park allows overnight stays. Not all of them do, and you could end up getting fined.


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Con: It’s Not A Glam Vacation

Even if you buy the fanciest RV on the market, there is no way of making this type of vacation a glitzy five-star affair. Most RVs and camper vans are quite basic, even the most expensive. But regardless of this, you can be sure that your RV will be super comfy and cosy, and will feature all the basic amenities that you will need during your trip.

Pro: Kids Love It

Your kids will absolutely love hitting the open road and exploring different towns and cities. It will certainly inspire their sense of adventure. Especially if you are taking some long drives through the rural wilderness! The kids will also think it’s great that everything fits into this van. They won’t have to reach too far to find a refrigerator stocked full of goodies! And they will certainly enjoy the quirky sleeping arrangements.


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Con: Expect To Make A Lot Of Decisions

Once you get out onto the road, you will be the captain and every decision is down to you. No matter how big or small, there will be a lot to decide on. Even if you have planned out all of your journey in advance! There will be small decisions such as what to have for dinner and what you should do each day. So, if you are expecting a relaxing vacation that doesn’t involve a lot of decision making, maybe a RV vacation isn’t the right choice for you!


As you can see, there is a lot of good and bad when it comes to RV trips. But I’m sure that once you set off, you will have a great time away!


  1. I think it would be wicked cool to pack up and RV and hit the road. It seems like a really laid back way to travel.

  2. These are all very true. It’s been my experience that once you get on the road, though, the pros far outweigh the cons.

  3. We want to do an RV trip. Maybe next summer!

  4. I have never had the pleasure of riding in an RV. I would love to use one for my family’s next road trip.

  5. I’ve always wanted to take a road trip in an RV. I’m sure my kids would love the experience too.

  6. I love the freedom of traveling in an RV. I will have to start planning a trip for the summer with the kids.

  7. Thanks for the info. I am really considering an RV trip after the holidays are over.

  8. My parents love being in their RV when the weather here in the Midwest is nice. If it wasn’t for freezing cold winters they would never be home lol!

  9. I think it would be fun to have an RV. All the traveling over the holidays would be nice. This is certainly something great for those that travel a lot during the holidays.

  10. We are actually thinking of RVing from Ontario to Alberta in the next year. It’s going to be a long trip but I have always wanted to drive across the country.

  11. We want to take a trip across the US in an RV. Thanks for the pros and cons!

  12. My kids have been dying to go on a vacation in an RV! Really, I have, too! I think it would be a fun adventure.

  13. I’ve always loved the idea of going on an RV vacation. Even with the cons you discussed, it still sounds amazing!

  14. We love road tripping an enjoy staying in mom and pop old-fashioned roadside motels. However I’d be game to try an RV for a family roadtrip.

  15. This is amazing! I’ve always wanted to have an RV! I wish we can have one of this next year!

  16. My husband is dying to get an RV! I would love to travel the country in one!

  17. I have been wanting to do this for a long time. Travelling the whole country from coast to coast is what is on my bucket list.

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