Consumers in recent years have to wander through life with blinders on. Temptation to spend money is everywhere when there is a certifiable reason to be frugal and there isn’t a much more certifiable reason for frugality than a barely recovering economy. The economic situation isn’t often described as a crisis. Most wouldn’t refer to it as catastrophic, but it’s not healthy. It’s not happy. And it could definitely benefit from a thorough overhaul.
When the recession hit, many families and individuals tightened their budgets and their belts out of necessity. Some lost their jobs. Some endured pay cuts. Some simply knew that the potential for one or the other was going to be “on the table” for the foreseeable future. This frugal, cautious mindset left us with a great many temptations. For some, the temptation is eating out. They were used to fabulous food for every meal followed by a large tip for those who prepared it. After re-evaluating their finances mid-recession, they are supplementing their fabulous fare with classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or skipping it altogether. For others, the temptation is travel. Europe and Ireland and Egypt are calling them back and they never made it to Istanbul. Then there are those who always meant to get an RV. The motorhomes for sale on every corner are calling their name; taunting them with what almost was.
But are motorhomes for sale actually a temptation for those attempting to live within a budget? Or is it more like providence stepping in to give a shove in the right direction? Motorhomes can actually be a very good tool when attempting to maximize a limited family budget without eliminating all the fun and travel.
Many already turned to RVs as their main mode of transportation for vacations and weekend getaways as a solution to a limited travel budget. When considered from this perspective, the motorhomes for sale aren’t taunting wary, tightly budgeted consumers. They are actually calling out and attempting to advise them that there is an alternative. Many can rearrange their finances to accommodate the purchase of a recreational vehicle when they take into account the money saved when traveling for vacations, weekend getaways, family functions, etc.
Motorhomes aren't the only way to save money, but for many, they are the most enjoyable way to save money. Consider your budget. Do some research. Put pencil to paper and work out the math (or use a handy calculator). For most, the answer is obvious once it’s put into perspective. It’s not necessarily temptation that you need to resist. In many cases, it’s simply providence and you need to accept it.