If you like to travel, but enjoy even more the feeling of freedom, the solution is obvious; an RV. Long ago traveling by trailer meant giving up your comfort, but nowadays this is not an issue. The ‘home on wheels’ gives you a wonderful feeling of freedom and security. Additionally, you’ll have all the comforts you need.
The desire for freedom is what makes people love this way of traveling. The trailer hitched up to the back of the truck, ready to go. The smell of breakfast cooked in the warm air of a beach campsite is heaven.
A Little RV History
Travel trailers and RVs harken back to traveling with the gypsies and showmen who spent most of their lives in a horse drawn wagon. A historic fact about travel trailers is that the world’s first was built by the Bristol Carriage Company in 1880 for Dr. W. Gordon-Stables. It was an 18 ft design, based upon their Bible Wagons, which the Doctor named “Wanderer”.
Why RV Today
In the last few years, the popularity of RVing has increased. Large increases in housing prices, and the desire to live mortgage free, is a big reason many go full time. No doubt one of the reasons for the increased popularity of RVing has been enhanced by the improvements in quality. Likewise, developed campgrounds making RV holidays possible at any time of the year, not just summer months.
Now anybody can buy a modern RV. Of course, there are different sizes; from tiny two-berth teardrops with no toilet, and only basic kitchen facilities, to large, twin-axle, six-berth 5th Wheels with all the luxuries of a four-star hotel.
No matter if it’s memories of arriving at a campsite when you were a child, or the desire to go back to the roots of America, when people roamed free, the enthusiasm of RVers is infectious. The RV offers a return to a simpler life.
The features of a typical mid-range, modern RV should include a propane/electric powered refrigerator, propane stove and propane water heater. Beds, some of which double-up as daytime seating, electricity supplied by battery or external hookup, toilet and shower. They may also contain the following; air conditioning, BBQ, tow hitch stabilizers, awning or screen room, clothes washer and dryer and microwave.