October 1, 2014 Blog

More Baby Boomers Are Buying RVs

Just about everyone dreams about retiring and traveling the world — and a growing number of Baby Boomers are making it happen, thanks to RV rentals and sometimes even luxury RVs. In fact, “approximately 7.2 million RVs are on the nation’s roads,” according to About.com and a study by the University of Michigan. What’s the appeal? Why is RV traveling and living still going strong?

Relaxed And Low-Key Or Luxurious And Indulgent?

There are all kinds of RV camping resorts in the U.S., giving retiring Baby Boomers the option to camp in the woods, on a lake, on top of a mountain, or even right on the beach, just feet away from the water. Traditional camping can be a great reprieve from hectic schedules and others’ expectations, even during retirement. Camp sites are quiet — and often in the midst of nature.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Retirees and seniors don’t necessarily have to choose traditional camping every time — or at all. A growing number of RV camping resorts are departing from the notion of roughing it — and offering patrons all kinds of amenities, including spas and golf courses, tennis courts, heated swimming pools, and recreation centers.

It’s Easy To Take Someone Along For The Trip

Grandparents who want to take pets or kids along on most trips are going to have a rough time. Paying for plane fare is no small task, and pets may need special accommodations if they are too large to fit on your lap or in an extra seat.

RVs are the perfect solution. You can easily accommodate for grandkids or pets, without paying for airfare or a hotel. Camping is a great way to bond with young children, and most will be entertained by low-cost, age-old traditions, like cooking dinner or roasting s’mores over the fire.

RVs are all the rage in the Baby Boomer community — and with good reason. RVs give seniors the option to literally travel just about anywhere, and they are a cost-effective option when bringing pets, kids, and family along.