It's the perfect time of the year to start planning your summer travel fun. Having spent countless hours helping other's plan their vacations, including my own. I've discovered things that work and things to avoid. In light of the upcoming busy travel season, I thought I'd share travel planning tips and insider Motor home secrets.
What usually happens is someone in the family makes a list of all the things they want to do in a 7-14 day trip that, in reality, would take over a month to do. When this happens the trip is more work than it is fun because you've already booked all your activities. Years ago, I tended to be a bit of a 'control freak'. To me, a vacation day with 10 pre-planned activities was 10 times better than a vacation day with one leisurely activity on our schedule. Every time I'm asked to share our motor home travel stories, one of my children brings up our ten day vacation road trip. This road trip story is told and retold at our family gatherings again and again.
We did it all. We visited the Historical Museums in Washington D.C, we delighted our eyes with the laser light display at Stone Mountain Georgia, we camped in the Tybee Islands in Savannah, we went to explore "South of the Border", we cruised our beautiful 40' Motor home through St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. We even managed to get a few days in at Key West before it was all done.
Despite all of those amazing experiences, we didn't really have a chance to enjoy ourselves. No time for sheer relaxation is a sure sign of over planning. Allow yourself and your family some flexibility to enjoy what this country has to offer as well as each other. If you are planning to spend cherished times with family and friends over this busy summer season, why not travel in a Luxury RV that will make your experience one that will last a life time. Please call for our Summer Saver discounted pricing and start planning that Dream Vacation Now!
Considering buying an RV?
Are you considering buying an RV? Let me be more specific, a Class A, B+ or C Motor home? It could be either gas or diesel and they vary in length from 24 to 45 feet. Most RV's today are fully furnished homes with flat-screen TV?s, leather furniture, satellite, Internet, king size beds and European washer and dryer units. But this all comes with a heavy price tag including; high gas prices, regular maintenance and if you took out another mortgage, the payment. Not to mention RV insurance. In all, the monthly costs of owning a nice RV can add up and stretch your budget.
Rent an RV instead!
Take my advice, having spent many years selling High~Line Motor homes, rent an RV first to see if the RV lifestyle is really for you. If you are not used to driving a heavy wide-bodied vehicle, you may be in for a surprise. Think about all the possibilities as you are using the RV and see if it still appeals to you after you?re done renting your Motor home.
Other important aspects to renting a RV, is testing your endurance, patience and stamina while on the road. The RV industry has done a good job in promoting themselves with colorful TV ads showing a content family traveling in a beautiful motor home through a national park. But don?t kid yourself. Owning a RV is a lot of work. See if you can adjust to the routine first before you shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There are other reasons to rent a RV but the biggest reason is to determine if this type of lifestyle is for you. The most important question is, which brand or model should we rent? There is one research guide available today that rates the RV manufacturers and best selling models. This publication also lists important buying tips and how to save thousands when you?re ready. This RV Rating Guide will help you make informed decisions that will help you in the long run when deciding on a particular model or brand. Enjoy your RV experience.
RV HAVING FUN YET?