Many celebrities have taken to caravanning in recent times, which seems to be changing the perception of caravanning into something cool and exciting. As a result, more young people are beginning to take to RVing for weekend trips, as well as their annual holidays.
Are you a young person – perhaps with a young family – thinking about trying your hand at RVing or campervanning? Here are some inspirational tips and insights to get you started.
Choosing an RV
What are the options for the younger user of recreational vehicles? Most caravans are an expensive one-off purchase, but the holiday’s themselves are relatively cheap, with the average pitch price around $20 a night.
There’s no need to pay lots for expensive restaurant meals, just wholesome home-cooked food, and premium outdoor entertainment – like nature walks and a campfire – are all totally free!
Therefore it all comes down to finding a reliable vehicle at a reasonable price. Caravan dealers are a good place to start looking at potential caravans, as you will be able to view a good selection. You will also gain an idea of the prices being asked for caravans based on condition, age, size and specification level to help you decide.
Used caravans may be a good way to go for those on a budget but beware of extra expenditure. Finally, make sure you have a drive with it before buying. Remember this is your home away from home, so you want it to feel right!
The great thing about RVing is the freedom it allows to travel wherever you want, whenever you want. Here are some great trip ideas for young people:
If you don’t fancy having to deal with sleeping in the mud and the wet whilst at a music festival, then taking a caravan is an ideal alternative.
Typically the festival site for caravans will just be a big field, maybe with temporary hookup and standpipes for water. You will be packed pretty tight together, but the benefits of a proper bed and a proper hearty stove can never be overrated after long nights of partying!
Combine RVing with hobbies
If you have a love for the outdoors then an RV can be the perfect companion:
Drive it to the fishing lake where you have the luxury of being able to cook on a real stove;
take it along to your next big hiking or cycling trip and avoid the hassle of having to put stuff on the roof of your car;
use the extra space to carry more equipment if you’re going climbing.
Alternatively if you want to use caravanning as a chance to get creative in the outdoors then take inspiration from the vintage trend. Bring along some musical instruments and you can feel like Mumford and Sons!
Young families with dependent children were found to be significantly more interested in taking a camping or caravanning holiday, and more than 75% of this demographic are aged between 25 and 44.
- According to a recent survey from the UK Camping and Caravanning Club, caravanning with kids is a great for a number of reasons. Here are just a few:
- 91% of all children say spending time exploring the outdoors with their parents makes them happy
- 80% of children who camp feel their parents are less stressed when they go camping and three-quarters say their parents shout less!
- 79% of kids who have never camped say they would like to
- 73% of adults suggest camping is something every child should experience and half say it should be on the national curriculum
- 76% of kids who camp notice that their parents have more time for hugs than usual
It is well know that camping makes families feel closer and often young children feel most happy when spending time with family and friends. In a world that is more uncertain – both financially and emotionally – people are finding even greater comfort and support in having their families and friends around them.
RVing has benefits for all people young and old, whether you want to travel the country in a bit more style, or simply want to get away from it all. Plus, if you feel you really can’t afford to buy a caravan then there’s always the option to rent!