It doesn’t take much to fall in love with the RV lifestyle. The flexibility, comfort, and affordability it provides to everyone, regardless of your budget, is just the tip of the iceberg for many happy RV owners. From the second you walk into a friend or family member’s RV you’re likely to catch the RVing bug and start searching for your own! While the low season for RVing is fast approaching, now is the best time to head out and check the variety of RV types and floorplans available to you.
One of the most important parts of choosing your RV is establishing a budget. Don’t just base this off the maximum you can afford. Give yourself wiggle room and take into consideration the cost of insurance and gas. When choosing an RV it’s important to think about your family’s unique needs, and not pay attention to what your neighbors have. Keeping up with the Joneses can get you in big trouble if you end up financing an RV you have to work constantly to afford. It’s better to select an RV within your budget so you can take your vacation time to enjoy it.
Whether you’re purchasing a towable or motorized RV your cost of gas will increase, although it will still be less than what you would pay for a hotel and eating out!
After you establish a budget decide whether you want a towable or a motorized RV. Towables like fifth wheels and travel trailers provide you with the flexibility of having your vehicle available to travel around your destination, while motorhomes do not have to be towed and can pull another vehicle. Motorhomes are more expensive than other RVs and can be pricier to maintain and insure.
While considering which RV would work best for your family ask yourself the following questions:
How much storage do you need?
Do you plan to use the RV year round?
How many people do you plan to accommodate on average?
What is the minimum you would expect your kitchen to be outfitted with?
How easy do you want your RV to maneuver?
Making the decision about which RV would work best for you is not something that should be rushed. Think about each of the points listed above, visit campgrounds to talk to other RVers, and check out the huge selection of forums online to learn everything you can about RVing. If you already have an idea about the RV you wish to purchase, contact us. We can make sure you get the best deal on your RV and can help you find a brand that provides you with peace of mind, confidence, and comfort so you can hit the road and start enjoying your new RV lifestyle sooner, rather than later.