VanLife vs. RVLife. Many think they are the same, but there are some big differences to each of them. You wouldn’t really think there would be, as some of the biggest vans are 24 feet long, and some of the smallest RVs are 24 feet long. So, what are the differences?
Perhaps the most obvious difference is that, while both provide a very mobile and compact lifestyle, vans tend to be significantly more expensive than small RVs. RVs also generally have more amenities and features than vans, which can make them more comfortable to live in full-time.
Why are vans more expensive? The simple answer is that they’re not as mass-produced as RVs. There are fewer van manufacturers, and vans generally have less space inside than RVs, so they require more customization. This lack of standardization also means that it can be difficult to find parts and repairs for vans, which can add to the cost of ownership.
Many vans are built by hand, each cabinet and each fixture are installed individually, whereas RVs are usually built on an assembly line. This means that a van often takes longer to build, and the materials used are usually more expensive.
RVs usually have a number of slide-outs to expand the amount of room that is available when parked. Vans, on the other hand, tend to have very little wasted space and are more efficient in their use of interior space.
On the other hand, vans can usually get into places that RVs cannot. This is because RVs are limited by their width and height, while vans are only limited by their width. This means that you can take your van down narrower roads and into tighter spaces than you ever could with an RV.
Vans are also better at stealth camping. This is because they blend in more easily with other vehicles and are less likely to be noticed by passers-by. RVs, on the other hand, tend to stand out and can draw attention to yourself – which may not be what you want when you’re trying to camp quietly!
RVs have a number of advantages over vans when it comes to comfort and convenience. But vans have advantages because you can get in and out of places more quickly and more stealthy. So, it really depends on your needs and preferences as to which one is right for you.
When deciding whether VanLife or RVLife is right for you, you need to be honest with yourself, your needs, and your goals. No one person travels the same way, so do what is best for you and what fits your travel goals the best.
No matter which one you choose, the experience will be one you will never forget!