YouTube can be a great source of inspiration and entertainment. However, content creators can be pretty irritating at times. Some may say or do nearly anything they can to attract attention to their channels to appease the mysterious algorithm gods.
If you subscribe to any RV YouTube channels, you’ve likely seen these five annoying RV YouTuber traits. Let’s get started!
RV Content Creators Are Big On YouTube
There’s no shortage of RV content creators on YouTube. Anyone with a modern smartphone and basic video editing skills can throw together a video. The most popular RV content creators share their knowledge using exceptional storytelling skills.
RVing has grown in popularity in recent years, which has caused many of these channels to gain a following. Viewers are looking to RV content creators to learn about the lifestyle and how to take care of their expensive new rig.
Just because a channel has a massive following on one of their social media channels doesn’t mean they’re an excellent source for information. Some of the recommendations and pieces of advice these channels peddle may be great; however, it’s not always wholly unbiased or researched.
5 Annoying Traits About RV YouTubers
Some RV YouTubers do an excellent job balancing entertainment and education without being annoying. However, there are a handful of annoying traits that you’re likely to find on almost every RV YouTube channel.
#1. They’re Always Advertising Something
Some channels are often nothing more than infomercials for RV products and camping gear. Whether it’s because of strategic partnerships (sponsorships) or affiliate links, these channels often profit in various ways through their videos.
It can be rather tiresome to tune in for each video and feel like they’re always advertising something.
The reality of the situation for many of these channels is that they’re a business. The content creators often make money by promoting products and viewers purchasing products through their links. While we understand that they’ve got to make money somehow, it doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
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#2. It Takes 20 Minutes to Get to the Point
Some RV content creators do a great job of taking 20+ minutes to tell a story that they could have easily said in only a few. Many viewers get sucked into a video by a fancy thumbnail or clickbait video title and have to stay until the end to find out the information.
This isn’t common just in the RV community, but practically across the board on YouTube. The longer a content creator can keep a viewer’s attention on a video, the more watch time that video receives.
When the YouTube algorithm sees that a channel keeps viewers engaged, it is more likely to recommend videos from that channel. More viewers equal more ad revenue and potential clicks to affiliate links.
#3. They Don’t Publish a Video for Months at a Time
Making videos takes a tremendous amount of time, energy, and talent. Many RV channels will have massive gaps between videos and are very inconsistent.
For many content creators, YouTube and social media are side gigs, and they have to find time on the side to film, edit, and publish all of their content.
Many of the more prominent YouTubers have made their channels their full-time jobs. This often means their work and life schedules revolve around producing their content.
Doing so allows them to release high-quality content week after week. However, it takes a high amount of planning and effort. It’s not as easy as it looks in the videos.
#4. They “Tell It Like It Is”
If we had a nickel for every RV channel that is “telling it like it is” for their viewers, we’d have a mountain of nickels. Despite what people say, society loves to watch drama. It’s why reality TV superstars exist, and it’s no different in the RV community.
Many channels capitalize on the dramatics of RV life and create loads of overly emotional content for viewers. They get passionate about controversial topics and exaggerate the truth to keep people tuning in for video after video. Them “telling it like it is” is often nothing more than a dramatized reality they’re trying to portray.
Sometimes the drama and exaggeration can be fun — check out the most dramatic van life YouTube channels 😲
#5. Videos Glamourize RV Living
One of the most annoying RV YouTuber traits is how much they glamourize RV living in their videos. Is RVing a unique and adventurous way to travel and live life? Absolutely.
Is it anywhere near as glamorous as many of these videos portray? Not so much.
The reality of RV living is often very different than what you see portrayed in these videos. Just because you wake up in an RV doesn’t mean it’ll be on the right side of the bed.
You’re still going to have bad days, stressful moments, and bills to pay when you’re RVing. While some will share “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of RVing, it can still be an edited perspective.
Are RV Youtubers Annoying Or Inspirational?
While there are some pretty annoying RV YouTubers, many inspire others to jump into the lifestyle. They provide authentic videos and reliable information that genuinely help the RV community.
However, for every high-quality channel, annoying channels are abundant. Having to sift through the bad to get to the good can be painfully frustrating.
Do you find RV YouTubers to be annoying or inspiring?
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