If you drove on a highway this summer, especially around Rhode Island, you probably saw at least one—or 100—RV’s on the road. Comfort, convenience, and cost have made RV travel an increasingly popular way to vacation over the last few years.
In fact, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, about 35 million Americans are seeing good old USA in a recreation vehicle. From folding camping trailers to luxury motorhomes, people are embracing RV-travel- style memorialized in so many movies. For families, it’s easy to see why this option is growing in popularity. With space to move around, kids aren’t constantly poking each other in a cramped back seat. Additionally, if you need to pull over for a nap, meal, or diaper change, there’s no need to find facilities other than a rest stop.
And RVing is also popular with retirees and snowbirds. Free from squabbling kids in the back seat, they might choose to take their times migrating across the country and seeing sights they missed when rushing to a hotel reservation or amusement park.
Plus, everyone likes to save money, and RV travel can be a very affordable alternative when compared to car, plane or train when you factor in hotels and restaurants. RVing is also a very affordable way to go. Initial purchase can range from just a few thousand dollars for a pop-up camper all the way up to several hundred thousand for a high-end motor home. But when you factor in lodging and restaurant costs, you often can still come out ahead in the long run.
Thinking you might want to give it a whirl? The best way to see if this type of travel is right for you is by renting one and taking a short trip. Depending on the vehicle you choose, cost can very from $30-$300/day. With nearly 15,000 parks and campgrounds (with costs ranging from $15-
$50/night—with some less or even free) across the country, you’ll find no shortage of places to stop and rest.
RV Repairs in Rhode Island
If in your travels you sustain any dings, dents, or damage, come see our Rhode Island RV repair specialists at Grieco Collision Center of Rhode Island and trust them to restore your vehicle safely and affordably using quality parts and products, such as PPG Refinishing products and state-of- the-art welding equipment. Our technicians specialize in all types of RVs and Campers, such as Winnebago, Fleetwood, Coachmen, and Gulfstream.
Conveniently located in Johnston, Rhode Island, Grieco Collision Center of Rhode Island is a short ride for Massachusetts residents. We treat each customer’s needs with paramount concern and seek not only to meet but to exceed your high expectations. Allow our experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence. We encourage you to browse our website or please feel free to request additional information by using our online form or by calling us at 401-231- 1118.