The world of travel has seen some rather significant changes within the past year – none of which were ever expected. Because of this, the RV industry is set up for substantial growth in 2021 as RVing is the way to organize a vacation right now. The industry was already growing, but 2020 drove sales that no one saw coming.
Below are a few reasons why we think 2021 is a great year to buy an RV and become immersed in the RV lifestyle.
See the world while working
Many companies and firms decided to go remote or virtual until the pandemic subsided. However, while no one probably expected us to still be in a pandemic, many employers chose to change their company to fully remote. This allows for much more flexibility to travel, see the world, and take on new adventures for those searching for it.
It’s the safest option for vacations
No one could have ever predicted the events that were unfolded in 2020, but now that we have more of an understanding on COVID-19, we know that social distancing is an effective way to reduce the spread of the virus. This is exactly why many families decided to jump on the motorhome trend and buy an RV for weekend trips or spring break adventures while the kids are out of school. If someone was already thinking about purchasing an RV, the time to do so is now.
Lots of used options in 2021
It’s probable that there will be quite a few used RVs on sale in 2021, which is a fantastic way to save some major cash if you plan on buying a rig this year. Many people still aren’t traveling outside of their respective countries or even states. And most people are so ready to get out of the house in a safe manner, and they see RVing as a means to do so.
RVing promotes a healthier, more outdoorsy lifestyle
Right now, COVID-19 makes it difficult to travel or even leave the house, and there are so many things to do to keep you busy that are right within your reach, like Netflix, video games, and eating junk food. In other words, staying inside often promotes a sluggish, unhealthy way of living. In an RV, you don’t always have Wi-Fi, so you don’t have those options. What you do have is your bike, hiking trails, and campfires to cook healthy meals. RV living is a great option for those who are looking for a social media detox or a platform to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Should I buy it at an expo?
The big question is whether to buy an RV at the show you’re attending. Deals and offers will vary greatly per dealer and show, but there are many ways to still get a great price on a new RV.
Buying used usually saves you a ton of cash since RVs start depreciating in value the second they’re driven off the lot, but you’re also sacrificing manufacturer warranty. You’ll miss this if you run into any mechanical or technical issues with your RV. New RVs come with that warranty, and you can remodel new RVs to your heart’s desire.
At the end of the day, what matters is finding the RV you love, regardless of its condition. If you do come across one you love at an RV show, it’s time to consider making that purchase. Doing ample research beforehand on each dealer that is attending the show will make your trip smoother and more organized. These shows can be overwhelming. You might feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to view every single RV on display. Researching and choosing which style and class of RV you prefer will narrow down your search at the show. You’ll feel much more accomplished knowing you prepared beforehand.
The RV lifestyle is so unique in its own way. More people are learning this at an exponential rate than ever before. RV traveling is more hassle-free as you can nearly pick up and go almost anywhere with little to no planning. The memories you’ll make while spending quality time with friends and family will become some of your favorites. The fun and freedom you’ll have is truly unlike any other vacation.
If you have questions about your RV, the RV lifestyle, or about purchasing an RV this year, you can trust us to be honest and upfront with you. Reach out today to learn more about purchasing an RV in 2021!