COVID-19 changed the world in both big and small ways. The negative consequences are many, which makes it important to identify and celebrate the positives. One such positive is that remote work is exploding. As a result of expanded living options, people are picking up and moving all over the country. For adventurous people who want to travel and stay active, RVs are the way to go. In this post, Advantage Caravans explains how you can use our California RV rentals and sales to determine if this is for you.
The Seismic Shift in Relocations
United Van Lines is a national moving company that releases an annual study covering moving data. Its 2021 report revealed interesting results. For instance, the pandemic sparked a lot of moving. For those who moved at least partially as a result of COVID-19, they cited the following reasons:
- Concerns for personal health, family health, and well-being (60 percent).
- Desire to be close to family (59 percent).
- Changes in employment, including remote work (57 percent).
- Desire for a lifestyle change and an emphasis on quality of life (53 percent).
The Shift Toward Full-Time RV Living
Despite the pandemic and a two-month shutdown, RV sales are up, including California RV rentals and sales. In fact, RV rentals are at an all-time high. According to the RV Industry Association’s 2021 report:
- 18-34 year-olds show the strongest interest in RVs.
- A whopping 84 percent of Millennials and Gen Z’ers plan to purchase an RV in the next five years.
- RV ownership spans all ages, genders, income levels, and education.
- Camping interest is so explosive that new campground construction is increasing to meet the demand.
The Benefits of RV Life
RVers get to travel the country at leisure. Owning an RV means you can enjoy new places, events, and an active lifestyle while maintaining a stable indoor environment. For example, you can experience the awe and wonder of the U.S. National Park system. At the same time, you can stay in city RV campsites and take in urban life, too. Equally as important, you can basically stay in places you love for as long as you’d like and easily pack up and relocate when you’re ready for something new.
Full-time RV living appeals to young adults who seek adventure, quality of life, and an active lifestyle. Additionally, those with families know now is a great time to pursue RV living with so many schools offering virtual learning. Of course, the lifestyle has long appealed to empty nesters and retirees.
Take a Test Trip
RVs come in various types, styles, and price ranges, so there’s something for everyone. At the same time, it’s a big decision, and it’s important to be fully informed. Renting a motorhome or travel trailer to help with your decision is a great idea. That way, you can get a feel for the size you prefer, the maintenance requirements, and your overall comfort level.
Explore the benefits of RV life in California and beyond. At Advantage Caravans, you can test out an RV and then purchase a used one of your liking. View our Sacramento inventory, call (916) 832-8824, or request a reservation online.