The “Life on the Road” side has also vastly changed in the last 15+ years. Typically we used to only have a choice of Caravan Parks operated by Councils or Private Owners and not much else apart from real “Bush Camping” for the tent campers (and Roof Toppers which appeared first in the early 70s), and the adopters of camper trailers in their earliest form. Now we have about the same mixture of Caravan Parks but in greater numbers in many areas, and with many improvements. Now, however, we have a growing number of Private Campgrounds, Council operated RV Stops and Camps, and the widespread use of overnight Rest Areas and similar.
Many of these changes have come about as a direct result of modern RVs having all the necessary equipment to be self sufficient as mentioned above; (I will avoid “Self-Contained” as we will more accurately define that a little later) and be able to stay overnight or for days or weeks on end without being connected to any external services, notably Power and Water.