Is it just me or are RVers, particularly motorhome owners, more reluctant to move their motorhomes? It seems that many RVers who are in a site for a month (or more) don't want to move their RV once they arrive, even to fill the propane tank or visit attractions in the local area. Why is that?
I'm a full-timer and the owner of a small motorhome. I work part-time in a park that has some long-term guests who may be patients being treated at the hospital, employed in the area on construction jobs or who are traveling nurses. Most of them have fifth wheels or trailers and leave them on the site while they use their tow vehicle for transportation. Several are motorhome owners, however, and leave the motorhome parked for months without starting the engine or moving it. Am I wrong in thinking that's bad for the motorhome?
The reason I have a small 18' motorhome is so I can disconnect and go whenever and park wherever I want. In the past, I lived in a mobile home (which, as we all know, is immobile once it's placed in a space). I think some RVers are confusing the two. Many RVers arrive, pull into their space, hook up and don't move until they leave the park. When they ask about places to go and things to see, I give them directions and information appropriate to the RV they have, including large spaces to park safely. Most will say, "No thanks. It's too much of a hassle to disconnect everything and move it." Um--isn't it supposed to move? It is a recreational vehicle after all. Why aren't we moving?