You have finally decided to live the RV lifestyle. You are so excited about getting your family an RV. The only problem is how to choose the best RV for you and your family.
The endless search for information can be daunting. The internet might leave you with more confusion due to the overwhelming load of information. Below are tips to make your RV ownership easy and rewarding.
Types of RV
RVs come in many shapes and sizes. Your family will require comfort while on the road. A spacious RV will be ideal for a large family. A couple can do with a smaller Class B RV. The size of the RV will also determine where you will camp. Some camping parks do not accommodate large RVs.
There are three classes of RVs: Class A, Class B, and Class C. These classes come in different sizes and shapes. A class A motorhome is ideal for maximum comfort and luxury. You will find almost all amenities that are found in your home. These types resemble large buses.
Class B motorhomes are smaller and resemble vans. This class is ideal for a couple. The motorhome comes with all the amenities of a home. It is easy to maneuver because it does not differ much with the popular SUVs.
Class C motorhomes are more or less similar to class A RVs with some Class B features. These models are spacious. They can accommodate up to eight people. A large family should consider this type.
Cost of RV
Your budget will be the ultimate determiner of the type of RV you will get. It is important to confirm with your bank about loans and payment options. Remember that the taxman sees your RV as a home because of the kitchen equipment, beds, lounges, and bathrooms.
The amenities will make your loan interest a tax deductible just like a real mortgage. If you are working on a tight budget, consider a used RV. Ensure you get it from a trusted dealer to avoid a sour deal.
An RV comes with additional costs. People often ignore things like maintenance, fuel, insurance, meals, and towing. Before making a purchase, look at the maintenance cost, consider a fuel-friendly RV, and also check with your insurer for what is covered and what is not covered.
Features of RV
Your ideal RV should have amenities of your choice. With so many choices in the market, you can pick your best fit by eliminating what is unnecessary. Some things are necessary and cannot be eliminated. This list will make your decision easy.
Towing/ Driving/ Parking
With these things in mind, your decision should be easy.
The market is flooded with dozens of RV models. You might scratch your head when it comes to picking a model. The trick is to head straight to the internet and read reviews. People who have bought RVs before you will give their experiences online.
Reviews will give you honest feedback, both positive and negative. Check reviews from independent sites. Reviews from dealers’ websites might be filtered.
Another alternative is taking an expert on RVs along. Let the person guide you in your purchase. Do not be in a hurry to take home your RV.
Take time to sieve through the variety of brands and settle for the best. Ask as many questions as possible. Do not settle on the first RV you see. There are many and better fish in the sea.
Before you make that purchase, ensure you have enough space to store your RV back home. Keep in mind the space of your garage or compound. You do not want to bring home a beautiful RV only to wonder where to store it after use.
There you have it potential RV owners. It is as easy as that. The trick is to gather as much information as you can. Sieve the information and retain what is important. An RV is a great investment for any family. The road trip experience is amazing.
Budgeting for RV accessories and spare parts is important. You might need a change of tires. Go and get your RV and start your RV lifestyle.