5.Please tell us about the benefits of being a member of an RV club.
The best way to get involved in the RV lifestyle is to join a club. You will find that members of RV clubs all share the same enthusiasm for adventure.Most experienced RVers discover that each RV club is different and often join more than one club just so they don’t miss out on any of the fun.Some RV clubs organize rallies and tours. There’s even a club single people who enjoy traveling,camping and the RV lifestyle.
Besides national and provincial RV clubs,many RV manufacturers have organized “user groups” for clubs for their RV owners.Contact the manufacturer of your RV to find out if there is club.You may be able to find other members near you to discuss interesting ways of modifying your RV or to share tips and ideas.
RV clubs are a great way to share experiences,get together for rallies and make a lot of new friends.
The inside of a travel trailer
6.What type of people go RVing and why?
Who and why? Young families with kids.The family gets to spend more time together,the kids can sleep in their own beds anytime and they can eat when they’re hungry.
Busy career couples.The RV is ready to go when they are.They can leave at any time for however long they want.Have fun,relax. People with lots of time.People with not so much time but who just want to get away for a few days.
People who love the outdoors.Explore the countryside,new places, spend the night in your own piece of paradise,discover nature every morning and every night.
Retired people.Make new friends and neighbours,live life to the full at their own pace,travel to places they’ve always wanted to see.
Travelers on a budget.Great accommodation at the lowest price, meals and drinks will cost the same as at home,save money.
7.RVing is often referred to as a money-saving way of travel.What are the costs involved in RVing and the potential money savings over other forms of travel?
Costs involved include the cost of buying or renting a unit and insurance as well as the cost of gas.If you prepare your own meals you will probably pay the same amount for groceries as you would at home.You will save money on restaurant meals and hotel rooms.
Inside of a Park Model Trailer 102
8.Would it be possible for me to simply rent an RV to explore if I actually like the RVing experience?
Definitely.It’s a good way to find out if you would like to spend more time RVing and also to find out what types of options you really can’t live without.A number of RV dealerships also rent RVs and you can find a list on the Go RVing Canada web site: www.gorving.ca
9.What advice would you give someone who is thinking of becoming an RVer?
Take a good look around at the different types of units there are by visiting RV dealers and RV shows that take place across Canada in the winter and fall of each year.You can find listings of RV shows and dealerships on the Go RVing Canada website.Carefully consider how you might want to use an RV – full-time or part time.
10.What options are “must haves” in an RV and which options can you do without ?
Visit the Go RVing Canada web site at www.gorving.ca .There is a wealth of information there – from who to where to how-to.There are lists of RV Clubs,RV Shows & Sales, manufacturers,dealers,campgrounds,driving tips,where can I rent an RV and lots of RV FAQs.
Thank you,Catherine,for sharing your knowledge of recreational vehicles with us,another item in our travel tool chest.