How to take an RV vacation if you don’t own an RV
Many of us have dreamed of packing up, loading up a big RV and traveling cross-country to see and experience new sights and culture.
That’s what drives Outdoorsy, a startup that provides an easy-to-access – online marketplace for motorhome and trailer owners to rent out their vehicles when they’re not using them. It’s like the Airbnb of RV travel.
Techcrunch.com says “Millennials are recession-battered and reluctant to own anything that seems too permanent, and they seek experiences over material possessions.”There is so much freedom with an RV. Campgrounds are generally more accommodating with extending stays at the last minute. You might fall in love with a national park you drove by and decide to stay the night right there!
What can you do after you rent one of these RVs? Take the best road trip ever.
Ever heard of Route 66?
Route 66 is the ultimate2,448-mile cross-country road trip route. It stretches all the way from Illinois to Southern California. Plus, this Route has been featured heavily in popular culture for more than 60 years: movies, novels, and music! Just keep in mind that this is a long trip, so make sure to prep heavily and locate rest stops along the way. For a list of rest stops along the way, click here.
Explore the Great Lakes Region
Start in Chicago and whip through the Upper Michigan peninsula. If you plan an RV Great Lakes road trip, make sure you bring equipment to enjoy the water. If you like to boogie board, waterboard or surf – this one’s for you. If you’re a fan of catching waves and enjoying beautiful scenery, you won’t regret taking this trip. Once you arrive at your destination, kick back, relax and rent a boat!
Yellowstone National Park and the Rockies
Yellowstone National Park in Montana is one of the world’s most popular RVing destinations, and is worth a trip on its own. When making your way to Yellowstone, however, try to plan a route that touches other beautiful scenic points such as Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Luckily, it’s a mere $30 to enter Yellowstone National Park, and $15 – $50 a night for your RV. You can plan your RV visit here.
If you’re up for adventure and scorching temperatures, then taking an RV trip through Death Valley might just hit the spot. Temperatures up to 134 degrees have been recorded, so make sure to plan ahead of time and watch the weather. On your way to and from your destination, you’ll get to see the world’s largest tree and experience the hottest places on this side of the world. There’s no doubt that this route will show you its severe extremes.
And if you’ve ever watched the movie RV (Where Bob, AKA Robin Williams, rents a motor home to take the clan on vacation but soon finds that camping and togetherness can be hazardous to your health), then you know that at the end of the day that you might meet some strange campers, but at least the Colorado Rockies will remain beautiful. All joking aside, you’re probably going to meet lots of campers at the campsites and rest stops that you stay at. Be sure to take your time and take in nature’s beauty. Explore, rest and enjoy an incredible RV trip!
Financing the RV road trip of your dreams
Your savings are important and if you don’t want to empty your emergency cash stash, a LendingPoint loan may be a great option.
At LendingPoint we offer affordable personal loans with a fixed APR and simple interest. We would love to help finance your RV road trip. Apply today and talk with one of our representatives about financing the RV Road trip of your dreams.
LendingPoint is a personal loan provider specializing in NearPrime consumers. Typically, NearPrime consumers are people with credit scores in the 600s. If this is you, we’d love to talk to you about how we might be able to help you meet your financial goals. We offer loans from $2,000 to $25,000, all with fixed payments and simple interest.