Happy Holidays iRV2 members! We hope you’re having a fun time celebrating the most festive phase of the year no matter where you’re parked.
Whether you’re a full-time or part-time RVer, if you hit the road for the holidays and your friends and family think you’re nuts for celebrating the Christmas season on the open road, we’ve got five great reasons that will prove to them that you’re having way more holiday fun than they are!
The Top Five Reasons to Love Christmas in the RV
Reason #1: There’s not enough seating for every family member. Oh darn, your RV only sits four, maybe six people comfortably. That leaves out the annoying siblings, feuding cousins and other irritating relatives you’d feel obligated to invite if you lived in a stick house.
Reason #2: RV kitchens are too small to cook a big dinner. With ovens that can barely fit a chicken and counter space that’s hardly adequate for prepping side dishes, RV kitchens are only big enough to prepare small meals for a select few people (as in, those you really want to celebrate with, preferably those without allergies to everything under the sun!).
Reason #3: RV Christmas decorations are kept to a tasteful minimum. Although some people’s definition of “minimal” Christmas decorations can be different from others, no matter what you drive, odds are that your RV just doesn’t have room for the volume of Christmas décor you had when you lived in a stick-house. For most RVers, Christmas decorations for the RV don’t take up nearly as much space as what used to fit in the stick-house garage. What’s left are the special decorations that have real meaning instead of just creating clutter.
Reason #4: Your Christmas tree doesn’t make a mess inside your home. What could be better than the aromatic scent of a freshly cut Christmas tree inside the home? We’ll tell you what’s better: the smell of a real, living tree right outside your window! Save the planet and keep the forests green and well-lit: decorate a tree in your own campsite and feel good knowing it will continue growing when the season’s over.
Reason #5: You can always move the Christmas party. Don’t like the Christmas weather where you are? Is the neighbor’s robotic light-up Santa annoying you? No worries, just bring in the slides, lift up your jacks and take your RV Christmas party somewhere else!
People unfamiliar with the RVing lifestyle think that we live a spartan existence but you and we know that nothing could be further from the truth. While we might not have as much room to cram presents in our living rooms, the gift of the RVing lifestyle is far greater than any cheap plastic junk made in China.
Happy Holidays RVers!
Often called “The O.G. of full-time RVing,” Rene Agredano and her husband Jim Nelson hit the road in a fifth wheel trailer in 2007, after their dog Jerry lost a leg to terminal cancer. Sixteen years later they are still traveling and sharing their nomadic adventures at LiveWorkDream. As a self-employed wordsmith, Rene shares her expertise for many RV industry videos, publications such as the Escapees RV Club Magazine, and has authored numerous books, including the Essential RVing Guide to National Parks, and Income Anywhere, a guide to earning money on the road. She has been featured in global media outlets including the PBS documentary “NATURE: Why We Love Cats and Dogs,” The Guardian Sunday Edition, and the Dan Pink book Free Agent Nation.