You might think that retirement is all about spending your spare time playing golf or doing DIY work at home. The truth is, more baby boomers are choosing a life on the road! With so many places to visit and attractions to see, the RV retirement lifestyle is a compelling one.
More folks want to take in what the country has to offer. And they don’t wish to do so by sitting in front of a TV watching the National Geographic channel! So, what is it about living out your twilight years in an RV that is such an attractive proposition? Well, it turns out there are numerous advantages to the RV retirement lifestyle.
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Living in an RV is cheaper than living at home
Sure, your home might be mortgage-free. But, you still have lots of costs to bear. You have to pay for things like taxes, insurance, maintenance and so forth. I know what you’re about to say: you have to pay those costs for an RV as well!
The truth is, running an RV is much cheaper than living in a house. Many retirees can live comfortably for the rest of their days after selling their homes. Some savvy retired folks keep their properties but rent them out to families. Doing so offers them a regular source of income.
It’s worth mentioning that the cost of buying an RV isn’t as expensive as you might think. Many baby boomers find they can use some of their retirement income towards buying RVs for sale. That means they don’t have to sell their homes to fund such purchases.
RVs give retired folks a chance to relive their youth
One of the big draws of the RV retirement lifestyle is people can take a trip down memory lane, as it were! During their childhood, many people that are now retired spent much of their time in the great outdoors.
Yes, I know; an RV doesn’t offer the same experience as camping! But, it still gives people the chance to enjoy our national parks and outdoor spaces. And it’s no secret that RVs are a big step up from tents!
An escape from technology
For some people, technology and gadgets are a double-edged sword. While they offer a plethora of benefits, technology can also be a major pain in the butt! Heading out on the open road in a comfortable RV helps retirees escape from technology.
There’s no cable TV, computers or Internet access when you’re driving down the highway. Well, not unless you pull into an RV park that offers such features! If you want to keep your tech to a minimum, living in an RV is one such way to do so!
Enjoying the simple pleasures in life
Last, but not least, the escape from today’s digital world is a godsend for many retired people. Imagine enjoying simple pleasures like watching the night sky free from light pollution. Or waking up in your RV to a beautiful view of Yellowstone Lake!
One thing we can all agree on is that the RV retirement lifestyle makes life simple again. No wonder more of us opt for that when we reach retirement age!