The Family Vacation in a Roadtrek

May 3rd, 2011 by


Family Vacation


The last family vacation I took with my parents was in 1994.

It was my dad’s goal to take the entire family to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry. We had been there once when my sister and I were kids—now that we were grown, and my sister married, he wanted to take the whole family there. So we went.

We rented an 8 passenger van, which sounded like a good idea at the time. Eight seats, five adults, plenty of room, right? Uh, wrong. What we didn’t figure was luggage and assorted other stuff for five adults. If you weren’t sitting up front, you weren’t very comfortable and that made a 6 hour drive feel like 15. Once we got to Tennessee, the trip was great, but the travel itself seemed endless.

How different that trip would be today, some 17 years later. It would be much easier in a Class B motorhome. We would have had all the conveniences of home, with plenty of room to spare.

We left on Tuesday and returned on Sunday which meant five nights of hotels, moving things in and out of the van. Five days of arguing about what, when and where to eat. Five days of “Hey, can you get off at the next exit? I have to go!” Five days of generally getting on each other’s nerves.

All of that anguish could have been avoided with a Roadtrek. Comfortable sleeping accommodations, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom that includes a shower and plenty of storage space make traveling something to look forward to. In addition, Roadtreks are easy to handle, even in the heaviest of traffic. They get better gas mileage than a full sized SUV.

Buying a Roadtrek is also a breeze. Check out Dave Arbogast’s entire inventory here on the website. They have the largest selection in the country, meaning that you will probably find exactly what you are looking for. Once you have made your choice, call one of their van experts at 1-866-975-3287. They can even deliver you van to your driveway anywhere in the United States!

So what are you waiting for? Vacation season is right around the corner!

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