Originally posted on BloomerBoomer.com
Summer is fast approaching, and for retirees it is the perfect time to consider purchasing a recreational vehicle (RV) and hitting the road. RVs are an increasingly popular method of travel, offering adventurers a unique glimpse of our country and the freedom to go almost anywhere, anytime.
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) found that RV shipments through February 2017 increased a whopping 8.6% from the same period in 2016 and the number of shipments has grown for seven consecutive years. More than nine million households now own an RV – the highest level ever recorded – a 16% increase since 2001 and a 64% gain since 1980.
Given what a great option RVs are for retirees and families, this increase in RV ownership is no surprise. RVs support an active lifestyle, are a good value, and a great way to experience nature and other outdoor activities up close. PKF Consulting USA’s Vacation Cost Comparison revealed that a family of four can save 27-62% on vacation costs by traveling in an RV, even when factoring in ownership costs and fuel.
Though it may be tempting to throw caution to the wind and set out on your next adventure immediately, taking the time to prep accordingly before hitting the road is essential. Many first time RV owners don’t realize that several amenities they’d normally take for granted, such as good cell service, can vary greatly throughout the country and especially in more remote locations.
Having good cellular service is crucial for RV owners, whether it is staying in touch with loved ones while on the road, or being able to immediately contact someone in the event of an emergency. However, in remote areas poor cell service could result in lost or missed calls, no internet connection, and no way to get in touch with someone if you need help.
Don’t cancel your trip just yet! The good news is that great products exist to ensure RV owners always stay connected. weBoost just released the Drive 4G-X RV, one of the most powerful and best performing RV cell phone signal boosters available. The Drive 4G-X RV provides up to 32X stronger cell signal, which can make a world of difference in reliable communications and internet access, even in remote areas.
The Drive 4G-X RV is certified for use anywhere in the US and in Canada and can be used while the RV is parked or in motion. It works with all cellular carriers, including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile, and can accommodate up to four users across all carriers simultaneously. Easy to install, the Drive 4G-X RV enhances talk, text and high-speed 4G LTE, as well as 3G network signals. RV owners will now be able to experience exceptional call quality, faster data uploads and downloads, and fewer lost connections and dead zones when on the road or at the campground.
A little planning ahead will ensure that your next RV trip is a safe one. With the peace of mind that you are prepared for anything that may come up on the road, you can focus on making your next RV adventure one to remember.