RVs and Today

I have lived in Utah for the last 50 years and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.  We have some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the world.  We have the mountains and the National parks, we have lakes, sand dunes and so much more. What a blessing to live in such a beautiful place with so many opportunities and places to get away.


Today we are being impacted by a variety of natural disasters that seem to be impacting our lives in a way I have not seen since I have been alive (62 years).  We have had earthquakes, fires, droughts, and more and now the coronavirus.  So how does an RV fit in today’s lifestyle? We live in such a busy world. When I first started working in the RV industry nearly 40 years ago, I didn’t have a personal computer or a cell phone for that matter. When I would go home, after work, I would have about 30 minutes to unwind and prepare myself for the kids and the craziness at home.  Nobody could call me because I didn’t have a phone with me.  As far as computers go the closest thing we had was a pong game.  Those that are my age can relate.  Life moved a lot slower and it was a lot easier to bond with the family.  Now we can’t escape work even for a few hours.  A couple of years ago my wife, Stacey, and I went on a trip to southern Italy.  We hadn’t been there for more than a few hours before I got a call from work needing my help.  We were over 5500 miles away but still I couldn’t get away from work even for a few days. I don’t think my experience is much different than yours.


RVs, travel trailers, 5th wheels and motorhomes, are a great way to get away from the world and from work and all the things that stress us out.  You can go to an out of the way place in the mountains or desert or lake and not even get good enough reception to take a call.  The kids will have to play together because they won’t be able to text friends, surf the web or play the internet games that they have become so attached to.  Believe it or not they will have to play together and spend time with mom and dad.

RVs allow us to get back to nature in a way that is hard to find in our busy world.  Even today, with the coronavirus to deal with, using your RV is a great way to social distance.  You can find your little slice of heaven in some secluded, out of the way, place that you and your family find.  A place that is just your place.  My wife and I have felt so bad for all of the parents that are struggling to figure out what they can do with the family, that won’t put them at risk, especially with the kids being out of school for the indefinite future.  Well my advice is to pack up the RV, get away from the stresses of the world, and go camping.  You and your family deserve it.

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