What To Look For When Buying An RV

What To Look For When Buying An RV

If you are seriously considering a purchase this year, here is What To Look For When Buying An RV. These tips will help you to find exactly what your family needs, at the best price. You will also be less likely to fall for a sales pitch that isn’t suited to your needs.

What To Look For When Buying An RV

Gas versus Diesel: One of the biggest considerations when purchasing an RV is determining gas mileage. Since gas is one of the most costly parts of RV travel, you want to make sure you are focusing on what is going to work best for you and your family. Gas mileage will almost always be better, but a diesel engine will last longer. If you want to make this a long term investment and keep your RV for 15+ years, you may wish to buy a diesel instead. For someone who will be using an RV for multiple long road trips per year, diesel engines tend to be the most overall economical choice. For those who will be using infrequently, the lower cost of gasoline will be the better choice.

Number of people it comfortably sleeps: While you may only need beds for 4 people, there will be times when your kids want to bring a friend, or you have a family member tag along. Ideally, have sleeping room for at least 1-2 more people than you need for most trips. This gives you space, choices and comfort should you take on an extra passenger.

Proper storage space: You want to consider the length of your trips, and what all you need to store. Make sure there are storage spaces on the outside for various equipment and plenty of space for the basic necessities.

Comfortable size for driving, parking and setting up: When you are driving an RV, there are a few things to consider when you think about size. Yes, you want it big enough for everyone to be comfortable riding and sleeping, but mostly you want to make it something you can easily and confidently drive and move around in. If you can’t easily drive and maneuver the RV, then it will be a chronic source of stress.

When you take the step to invest in an RV, you really want to make sure you make the best decision for you family. Knowing what to look for when buying an RV is simple. Focus on the important things that will be important for you financially and physically.

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Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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    July 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I always though having an RV would be fun!

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    Julie Wood
    August 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I can not afford an RV. I used to have a camper and go camping with it all the time, but I sold it. I think going Rving and having an RV would be a blast. Maybe some day!

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