“Are we there yet?” It’s the question that summarizes almost every road trip with children. Kids are not known for being patient, and this fact amplifies when you have them strapped into a seatbelt in a vehicle that is packed full of camping or vacation gear. No matter how many snacks and activities you bring, family road trips always seem to be a challenge. There are ways to stay calm in these situations, but avoiding them all together usually seems like a much better route. If you’re wanting to take an easy road trip, consider bringing your family along in an RV. We’ve compiled a list of why RV’s are the perfect ride for easy road trips with kids.
You Can Stop Wherever You Need To
When you take a road trip in a car, you usually call in advance to book a hotel room in a specific city. You then need to get your family to that city before you are able to stop and sleep for the night. This can become a challenge if your children are struggling in the car and ready for bed when you are still four hours away. When you drive an RV, you can stop to sleep almost anywhere you’d like to. You don’t need to stress about making it to the next location at a specific time.
You Can Save Money
Road trips with kids are expensive. There are snacks to buy and family attractions to visit. The chances of a child forgetting their rain jackets or spare underwear are high, so you can probably count on a stop at a convenience store as well. The biggest savings you will find with in RV is avoiding the rising costs of hotel rooms.
You Can Feel “At Home”
Change can be hard for kids. If they always sleep with a nightlight and you take them tent camping, they may have a hard time. Luckily, RVs have special features that make them feel a little bit more like home. RV features range from couches and beds to televisions and kitchen tables. You may find that your children are more comfortable, and therefore happier, with these home-like features than they would be in a tent or hotel room. You can consider these features along with your family preferences to find an RV for your trip.
You Can Let Your Kids Pack
If you’ve taken your children on a trip before, you know they love to help pack. You also know that they may not know how to pack well yet. They may bring seventeen stuffed animals and forget their toothbrush. On a normal road trip, you would not be able to bring all of their things. With an RV, you can pack the essentials and still have space for anything else your children decide is suitcase-worthy.
Overall, family road trips in RV’s are simpler and less stressful than typical vacations in crowded cars. They give you freedom, help you save money, and help your children feel more at home. If you’re planning a family road trip in the near future, consider avoiding “Are We There Yet?” by taking your trip in an RV.