Forum Ferreting: People Still Love RVs
Staying in hotels is nice and even hostels can be decent. Camping in a tent is down right thrifty. But if you ask the folks at RV Travel they'll tell you the 10-wheeler is the only way to go.
It turns out despite high gas prices and insane summer traffic, people still love the great American Road Trip. It's just these days they like knowing what they're getting into. Just listen to this:
People don't get into RVing to save money...they do it so that they can go places they want to go where there are NO motels...and so they can sleep in their own bed and use their own bathroom. (Have you ever seen the reports on TV where they've gone in with a blue light and shown the stuff that's still all around the room even after it's been cleaned? It's disgusting!)
Turns out avoiding bed bugs and worms tops the list of RV travel positives. (And seriously, we've all seen that Dateline.) But those in the know say it's best to avoid KOA camps, too. After all, there are plenty of places that let you park for free. (Word is Wal-Mart's a good place to try). But past that, they've been a thorn in RVer's side for way too long.
Our reason for avoiding KOAs is a purely political one: KOAs, along with ARVC, are usually behind the "can't park any place but an RV park" ordinances in local communities. We refuse to support any business or organization that tries to push these.
We say if you can handle one of these rigs on the open road, more power to you. But for us? Well, we'll stick to backseat driving on this one.