If you’re nearing retirement and also want to travel, retiring to an RV might be your dream come true. This way of life allows you explore the United States while never being too far away from the comforts of home. You now have time and money to visit the beautiful national landmarks our great country has to offer, why not take advantage of that?
Here are five reasons why you should retire to an RV:
Living an American Dream
This country was built on pioneers and exploration. When you retire in an RV, you live on the open road. Instead of rushing through intensive vacation sightseeing, you’ll have years to explore the country and all its magnificent natural beauty.
Fuel prices can be high, but you can retire to an RV on a limited budget. There are used RVs available between $10,000 and $100,000. In the Western United States, you can often camp for free or for next to nothing on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management or United States Forest Service. Many campgrounds belong to various networks and charge only 50 percent of the regular rate to members. As far as clothing goes, you only need basic outfits and occasional formalwear. Food will cost the same and there is also RV insurance to consider. You’ll also buy fewer trinkets, gadgets and random items because space is limited in an RV.
RV life forces you to reduce your possessions. You don’t need five hammers or 30 pairs of shoes. Eliminate clutter in your life and only keep what you love and need. You can rent a storage unit for precious, irreplaceable things or pass them on to your children so they can enjoy them.
Have Your Own Space
When you own an RV, you can visit your children and other relatives for as long as you like, but at the end of the day, you can retreat to your own space. You could also give your grandchildren a special treat and let them have a sleepover in your RV parked in the driveway.
Make New Friends
People in RV communities are extremely friendly. When you’re no longer stressed by job responsibilities and other obligations, you have more time to socialize. Retirement is a great time to meet new people with similar interests. You can talk about the RV life with your new friends and discover new places to visit. You can travel together and participate in activities like hiking, swimming, fishing and much more. At the end of the day, you and your new friends can sit down for a potluck dinner and great conversation.