Spring is in full swing. That means summer and summer vacations are just around the corner and it’s time to plan that RV trip you’ve been thinking about all winter.

RV travel has grown in popularity and is quickly becoming the vacation of choice as more and more people are discovering the advantages of RV travel. It’s true that RV’s may cost more when it comes to gas, but the advantages and other savings far outweigh the additional gas expenditure. Even if you don’t own an RV and will be renting one, you’ll find it to be a convenient, cost effective and wonderfully flexible way to enjoy a summer vacation.

Advantages of an RV vacation include:

Cost Effectiveness. You’ll save enough money in lodging that you may be able to extend your trip. Overnight charges for full-service RV parks run far less than hotels, especially for a family that would need more than one hotel room, or a suite in order to accommodate everyone.  Most RV’s have entertainment systems for evening entertainment. Another big savings is meals since RV’s have small efficient kitchens. It’s possible to purchase a few days

Freedom. Your schedule is your own. You’re not tied down to getting to an airport on time or arriving at a destination by a certain time. You decide where you stop, when you stop and how long to stay. You also have the option to change your mind and your plans if something more interesting suddenly pops up.

Convenience. An RV is literally a home on wheels. You can pack anything you want (as long as it fits).  ?Doesn’t having a restroom at your beck and call sound appealing?

Family Time. RV’s are a great way to spend quality time with the family while exploring the country, including your four legged family members. Whether you may opt to stay close to home at a state park and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or fishing, or enjoy the wanderlust of jumping on the highway and heading towards a historic destination, your trip will be all yours and will provide some wonderful memories.

Own your own RV?

Here are some tips to get it ready for that summer vacation!

  • Air it out – open the windows and vents
  • Flush out the water lines and add a tank cleanser/freshener
  • Check all appliances and fixtures to make sure they are in working order
  • If your RV has an awning, check the moving parts and repair any holes
  • Check the fluid levels in your batteries
  • Change the oil and filters in the generator
  • Re-stock your emergency kit
  • Bring a waterproof container for important papers

Last but certainly not least, make sure your RV insurance policy is up-to-date and sufficient for your needs. Meet with your insurance agent before you embark on your open-road vacation!


This information is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice.  Should you have any questions or would like to discuss your risk exposure with your RV Insurance, please contact the insurance pros at ARCW Insurance.  We are here to help.