There are a lot of people who adore RVing. The entire RV lifestyle seems to appeal to almost every “type” of consumer. According to a Harris Interactive survey recently cited by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), it’s not surprising that so many feel such an appreciation for this mode of transportation turned lifestyle.
Participants in this study indicated that RV travel enabled them to develop a more positive family dynamic as well as achieving a healthier lifestyle. Specifically, families that travel by RV that were surveyed indicated that they felt the following items actually benefited children: healthier eating while traveling, the opportunity for children to sleep in their “own bed,” and the ability to utilize “private” bathroom facilities instead of accessing public facilities while traveling.
Many are already fans of the lifestyle because of the financial savings RVing offers to travelers. RV travel has long been viewed as a solution to budgetary restrictions limiting travel, but this interactive study of RVers indicates that the problem solving abilities of RVing don’t end there. There are two other common problem areas many modern consumers face that could be addressed simply by deciding to enjoy the recreational vehicle: disintegration of the family and discontent/dissatisfaction with life. Heavy, right? Does it seem too good to be true? Let’s think about it.
Why is RVing a viable solution for families experiencing issues with distance and/or lack of familial connection? It simply provides them with a stable home environment removed from distractions and the stresses of day-to-day life. It drastically increases their opportunity for quality family time and thus their ability to seek it out and enjoy it once they are back to their normal routine.
Can RVing really help someone feeling dissatisfied, discontent or simply bored with life? According to the recent survey it can. RVing increases the time spent outdoors. It increases the RVer’s ability to enjoy the outdoors and experience a variety of outdoor activities. It also provides the opportunity for frequent change through new locations, new activities, etc. Many people will experience an improvement to their overall lifestyle brought on by healthier activities, more outdoor activities, or simply excitement/something new.
Don’t try to keep RVing in a safe, little confined box. It’s more versatile and more advantageous than anyone could have ever imagined. It might someday even be found to have similar effects as chocolate or the almighty St. John’s Wort. I can’t wait.