Why the RV Is Old NewsNovember 23, 2017
A classic image of luxury road travel is the RV.
Maybe you are driving down the interstate, cramped in a car for hours, and that monstrous RV lumbers up next to you. You can practically see the kids in the back of the RV sitting around a table, legs spread out, playing card games quietly, and not pestering you with questions about when you’ll get there. Just imagine how nice it would be to go on your favorite road trips without the aching joints and stiff legs. Too bad RVs are so large and expensive. You readjust in your cramped seat, crack your knuckles, and keep pushing on. Not everyone can live like the stars.
Fortunately, camper vans all of the benefits of having an RV and more, without the expense or hassle of owning something the size of a school bus.
Here are just five of the many reasons why a Class B camper van is a smarter buy:
Buyers looking to have the RV travel experience or replace their own lumbering RV should consider a camper van instead. Campers are self-contained and provide all the amenities of RV travel and then some. Class B campers offer users an unrivaled amount of customization that can be tailored to suit each customer’s specific needs.
Newer Class B camper vans also come with an array of entertainment options that can beat out an RV any day.
Many models for example come with a wide-range of high-tech electronics such as a 26-0inch LED, flat screen TV, blue ray DVD player, wireless headsets, surround sound, Ipod hookups, and a gaming outlet, to name a few. The best part is this state-of-the-art entertainment system can be paired with the reliability you need in a conversion van, so you can ride in safety and luxury.
Forget about the kids playing card games in the back, they’ll be too wrapped up with XBOX or another gaming consul.
Basically, camper vans can be tailored to suit every customer’s needs and desires, so have a detailed list of what you are looking for before you purchase a van.
2. Lower cost.
Despite all of the available customization, camper vans are generally cheaper than RVs. Not only can you get exactly what you want with a camper van, but you can get it for cheaper too!
Price varies depending on the amount of customization and which amenities are desired, but customers can choose used or new, and simple or luxurious to find a price that they are comfortable with.
The cost of securely storing an RV is an added expense that owners must pay. Since most owners are unable to properly store their RV at their homes, they can spend up to $450 a month when not on the road. And then there is the cost of cleaning and fixing an RV that has sat unused and unmaintained in storage.
All that hassle is avoided with a camper vans.
Since they are small enough for your driveway or garage, you can keep your van close to home, where it will be better maintained and better used. Put that storage money to your next trip instead. Also, custom camper vans have a slower depreciation rate than other vehicles, so its value can still be high if you decide to sell it down the road.
3. Better Gas Mileage.
Since camper vans get better gas mileage than RVs, drivers don’t have to make frequent stops to fill up as much. In addition to a spacious and comfortable ride, drivers can get where they want to go faster.
Better gas mileage also means lower cost. The EPA reported that some camper vans get highway/city ratings of 20/16 mpg, whereas the typical RV averages only 7-10 mpg. RV drivers say if you can’t afford to spend a couple thousand dollars in gas on a descent trip, you shouldn’t buy an RV. As gas prices rise year after year, get something more economical and put that extra money towards enjoying your vacation instead.
4. Safer and Easier to Drive.
All camper vans undergo a rigorous safety and quality testing, ensuring the protection of drivers, and they typically come with a factory warranty in case a driver is unsatisfied. Some companies even provide a 90-day/ 4500-mile warranty for used vans as well.
Camper vans are smaller than RVs too, making them much easier to drive. While RVs can be difficult or impossible to drive in stormy conditions, vans look and feel like a regular vehicle, so you can feel just as comfortable driving around town or on a road trip. With a camper van you can head to the grocery store down the street, or take off down the highway toward your vacation spot.
5. More space and comfort.
Lastly, camper vans offer the space of an RV but with added comfort, luxury, and versatility. RVs offer space, but it is generic and comes pre-made from the factory. With Class B camper vans, each customer can pick and choose their space and create the van that suits their tastes and comforts perfectly.
Don’t just settle for a generic RV. Road traveling can be much more enjoyable when you make yourself at home on the road. Class B camper vans offer all of these amenities without the cost and hassle of a big RV.