According to the RV Industry Association (RVIA), over 600,000 RVs were shipped in 2021. The last time we saw over 500,000 shipments was back in 2017. The RV industry has seen an enormous boom in new owners due to the pandemic.When things shut down, people still wanted to get outdoors. One of the safest ways to do that is in an RV.
Owning an RV is worth it, depending on what you make of it. If you plan on camping a few weekends a year and spend $300,000 on a Class A motorhome, it’s probably not worth it.However, if you want to spend quality time with your family, and you travel the country in a 40’ fifth wheel that costs $60,000, it could very well be worth it. It depends on what you value and how often you travel.
Even though the RV industry is booming right now, that may not be a sign that you should hop on the bandwagon. Some frustrations and stressors accompany RV life.But you may decide that seeing new places and exploring the outdoors outweigh the cons. Let’s take a look at both sides.