Trust me ladies, youíre not alone. Every day, thousands of women sit down to the dinner table to the same thing: their husband daydreaming about buying an RV.
They see that boyish glimmer in his eye as he croons over the space efficiency of a lofted bunk, and they notice how his voice gets a pitch more enthusiastic than usual when he rattles on about all the places he could travel.
The excitement crescendos when the topic of football season arises.
ďCan you imagine a better vehicle for tailgating than an RV?Ē he asks. ďI sure canít.Ē
He does all of his research -- from estimating the towing capacity of the family truck to researching finance plans -- and soon enough, those thousands of women are the proud co-owners of their very own RVs.
Now, if a family is not living in their motor home full-time, it could be said that itís a tad frivolous. But in reality, any frivolity is the result of an RV owner not making the RV pull its own weight. No pun intended.
Thatís right, if youíre planning on tailgating this year, or really driving around at all, your RV can actually make you money.
When people think of the best attributes of an RV, they tend to think only about the interior: the kitchen, the seats, the storage, the fridge. But an RVís exterior can be the biggest asset of all.
Vehicle wrapping is a large vinyl graphic or decal applied to the exterior of a car, bus, or RV. It often covers the entire vehicle and lasts up to 5 years. Wrapping is a common practice with advertisers who want to showcase their product on the move.
Small business owners utilize vehicle wrapping for round-the-clock advertising on company and personal vehicles. Itís not uncommon to see self-designed logos adorning the exteriors of traveling business vehicles like RVs and shuttles.
RV owners who do not have a need to advertise their own business often opt to advertise someone elseís. There are several car wrapping companies who will pay to wrap your vehicle with a third party advertisement, as well as pay you a set amount monthly to drive it around. An RVís expansive exterior walls are perfect for large-scale advertising.
There are of course drawbacks to the practice that RV owners should be aware of.
Car wrapping scams abound. When seeking out quotes from vehicle wrapping companies, always check that they are registered with the Better Business Bureau. Also, never send money to any business until youíre sure they will deliver, or have already delivered the product.
Also, if youíre planning on driving your RV across the country, itís worth noting that some of the higher-end RV parks may not be thrilled with a full-on advertisement. It is possible that they could even deny you entrance.
Every endeavor comes with its challenges.
But trust me, the rewards of owning an RV far outweigh the difficulties. Happy driving!