When considering a camping trip, it often comes into the mind of what particular shelter would be best used on your trip. Two of the most common thought about modes are either a cabin or an RV. Both have good and bad things about them that make comparing the two a little difficult. Having a list out in front of you may help you better decide which best suits you.
- It brings the family together. The cozy, enclosed space of the RV allows for much more bonding time in the family than a cabin, which is much larger.
- It has mobility. You can take your temporary home with you anywhere. Whether sticking to the same campgrounds or picking a new destination each time, your home is always with you.
- It gives you more of an opportunity to be outdoors. Particularly with a big family, the compact space of an RV can get a little crowded. Luckily, this affords you more time outside in the fresh air and sunshine on various RV campgrounds.
- You need to have more control. Driving an RV, like any vehicle, requires a lot of careful decision making and planning. This could cut into your relaxation time.
- It is a pretty small space. Even the most luxurious RVs are known to be rather compact. You won’t have a lot of room to stretch your legs.
- They’re kind of bulky. Because you are basically carrying your temporary home on wheels, maneuvering an RV isn’t all that easy. It takes a while for them to get up to speed and to stop short.
- The basic amenities are all there. You don’t need to hook up to a running water system each time you stop and some cabins even have proper plumbing.
- It has more space. A lot of cabins have multiple bedrooms, so your family won’t feel quite as cramped as they would in an RV.
- You have less to pack. You won’t need to worry about packing things such as air mattresses and travel chargers, and cabins come with those included.
- If you’re looking for more of an outdoor experience, a cabin might not give it to you as much. With electricity and running water and more space, it’s harder to feel like you’re really roughing it in the wilderness.
- You’re stuck in one place. Unlike with mobile RVs, a cabin is staying where it is. So if you get stick of your location, there’s not much you can do.
- It’s more expensive overall than an RV. Renting or buying a cabin is not cheap, and you also have to take into consideration the payment of the bills.
Hope this list helped you decide for your next trip! Happy camping!