This can be an incredible way to spend your golden years, but it’s not for everyone.There’s far more to retirement than just not having to work. It means the opportunity to live life on your own schedule, to make your own agenda and finally do some of those things you never quite got around to. With that in mind, it really shouldn’t be surprising that more and more people are choosing the freedom and adventure of an RV retirement. While an RV rental is the go-to choice for casual holidaymakers, these folk are going the whole hog and buying their own mobile retirement accommodation. But this kind of lifestyle (and yes, it is a whole different lifestyle) isn’t for everyone – would you be suited to the RV retirement dream? Below are some of the biggest indicators that you’re ready for the amazing experience of a retirement on the road.
1.You’re not attached to ‘things’
If you measure your success or happiness by how much stuff you have, you may want to rethink your RV retirement plans. Life in a motorhome is all about quality experiences as opposed to material possessions. There’s not enough room in an RV for a whole lot of unnecessary stuff but the good news is, you really don’t need it anyway. Those who are happiest when meeting new people and making fresh discoveries are prime candidates for the RV retirement lifestyle.
2.You love the outdoors
Although RV living provides a few more amenities than camping, the fact remains that there’s not a whole lot of indoor space – so you’ll be spending a fair bit of your time outdoors. Plus, traveling in an RV is the perfect way to explore wild environments. Whether you decide to tour around some of the country’s most beautiful national parks or head into the deep desert to enjoy the isolated tranquility of an alien landscape, if you get a buzz from being out and about in nature then an RV retirement may be for you.
3.Your ‘home’ is wherever you lay your head
Some people have a very strong sense of home; a deep attachment not only to the place where they live but to the community that surrounds that place. This is perfectly natural but if you yearn for somewhere you can put down roots, then a life on the road may not be the best choice for you. However, those with a touch of wanderlust will find that an RV retirement gives you the freedom to strike out for new horizons whenever the urge takes you – a wonderfully enticing prospect for those seeking variety and excitement.
Of course, even if you’ve decided that buying an RV and spending years living a nomadic life isn’t quite your thing, RV rentals are still an easy way to experience the exhilarating freedom of motorhoming. An RV rental in the USA or beyond could even help you decide if this unique lifestyle is an opportunity that you’ll one day embrace.
Written By: Phil Wright
Involved in the travel industry for over 15 years, I draw on that experience regularly in my position here at MotorhomeRepublic.com. As a motorhome holiday enthusiast I have done plenty of travelling in New Zealand, Europe, Southeast Asia as well as North and South America. I’d like to add Africa to my list- but I think I will wait until my kids are a bit older first! Until then I will be creating interesting travel related articles to help give you the information you need to plan your next big motorhome adventure!