Are you in the market for an RV? Are you a first time buyer? Here’s some tips that may help you arrive at a decision. Take your time in making your decision. There are many types, models, lengths and weights to choose from, it can be overwhelming and confusing. Even for experienced RV owners it can sometimes be confusing, so let’s take a look at making your decision a little easier.
First Ask Yourself, “How Will I Use it?”
First ask yourself how I will use the RV. Camping two or three times a year, having a permanent campsite by the lake or the mountains, traveling all over the country on vacations? Once you determine how you’re going to use it, you can then figure out what kind of RV will fill your needs. This is where you will spend some time making your decision. You have fold-down (pop-ups), toy haulers, truck campers, travel trailers, 5th wheels, motorhomes and yes, even a tent. They can be small and light weight or long and heavy and everything in between. There are class B, class C, super C, class A gas models and class A diesel motorhomes. The bigger the RV is the heavier it is, requiring bigger trucks to pull them versus smaller units that can be towed with SUV’s. To purchase new can be very expensive, looking at used units may be the logical decision.
There is No Right or Wrong Answer
Keep in mind there is no right or wrong answer. Instead what will work best for your particular needs. There are a lot of really nice clean used RV’s out there. Heck! you may not even like camping, so maybe renting an RV to see if camping is your cup of tea. You could spend a lot of money and time to find out you don’t like camping. If you are looking at motorhomes make sure you have access to the bathroom and refrigerator (when slide outs are in) while you are traveling. Very important! If unsure, take along someone who knows what to look for when buying used. To sum it all up, take your time and look the unit over real close. Over the past 48 years I have owned every kind of RV in this article, except for a toy hauler and some of my decisions weren’t the best. I bought some things out of impulse and after the first time we used it we knew it was a mistake. Overall there are no regrets, met some really nice folks and what a way to see the country! Getting there can be as much fun as the destination. Good luck and HAPPY CAMPING!!