Important Things You Should Consider while Buying a New RV
You are about to start camping and need a camping trailer or similar RV. If you are new to this, you may feel daunted regarding what exactly to look for. But there are some simple things to consider and the whole process will become easier for you. Here are a few.
To start with, consider following things primarily:
- Your reason for buying an RV
- Where do you plan to travel?
- Would you like to drive a motorhome or tow a trailer?
- Amenities you’d like to have
When you’ll consider these things, you can easily narrow down your list of choices and then it would be easy for you to choose among a few selected names. One of the biggest pros in owning an RV is that you can add whatever features you want and customize your vehicle, e.g. you can buy a small camper with bathroom, set number of beds, kitchen, fridge and so on.
By far, you can consider two things: what type of RV do you need and whether you’d buy a new RV or a used one.
Type of RV You Need
Among types of RVs, there are motorhomes (drivable) and towables. You can choose between the two depending on your comfort level; otherwise, both are expensive to the same extent.
If you prefer a towable, you’ll have to invest in a towing vehicle, like a SUV or truck if you don’t already have one. If you already have one, you just have to consider whether you’d be comfortable to drive it while towing.
Truck campers, pop up campers and small travel trailers are usually the best choices for RVing. If you are looking for more room, a mid to large travel trailer or fifth wheel may be the best for you.
Although most towables from fifth wheel RVs to campers offer the same features and functionality, sometimes it may come to the size of the RV because of the comfort level of those using it.
New or Used RV
If you buy a new RV, you can get top of the line RV with full manufacturer warranty, and you don’t have to worry about damage, wear and tear or any other issue. You also get custom options of color, room layout etc. But a new RV can be expensive and not all new RVs can be customized. A used RV has the benefits of significant money saving, options for rebuilding, restoring and redecorating the vehicle, and getting an RV exactly as per your need that’s not in production at present. But there are some downsides like not knowing what may be wrong with the RV, how depreciated the RV is in value, no visible damage, so need to repair it without insurance coverage, etc.
Consider these things and the process of buying a RV will be a breeze. Happy camping!