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Choosing the Right Type of RV – How to buy a RV – Part 3

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More

Choosing the right type of RV – How to buy a RV (Part 3 of a series)

How to select the BEST RV for YOUR needs...

How to select the BEST RV for YOUR needs… (image courtesy motorhomedirectory.com)

 

You’ve got choices! Towable (fifth wheel, travel trailer, popup) or Motorized (Class A, Class C, Class B) Which is best for you? Consider the options – start with my video below…

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Summary points to Choosing the Right RV for YOUR needs… 

  • Begin your journey by evaluating HOW and WHEN you plan to use your RV – winter? National Forest?
  • Fifth wheel trailers typically offer the most living area and storage space for a reasonable cost.
  • Fifth wheel trailers often require a 3/4 ton diesel truck to pull them
  • Motorhomes offer greater convenience while traveling – passengers can sleep, eat, use facilities while in motion
  • Class B motorhomes offer compromises – mobility and small size in return for beds and dining tables that often must be broken down/set up for use
  • Class A motorhomes are effectively a “bus on wheels”, Class C motorhomes use the “van” style design, with large Chevy or Dodge cabs for the motorized portion
  • If you tow with a Class A or C, you’re going to pay insurance on two motorized vehicles
  • When your motorhomes motor/drivetrain needs service, your home is going in for service as well!

As Marlon pointed out in Part 2 of this series, buying used (especially at the right price) will enable you to learn what you really like and then replace that “rig” with something more ideal with your next purchase.

Missed parts 1 and 2? Start HERE.

Part 4 – Where to buy a RV and What to look for is now posted! Click HERE

While you’re here, please do visit our home page for RV Across America – there are 9 “tiles” on our home page that lead to posts on a variety of topics, along with companies I support like Passport America, Habitat Furnishings and others! 

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Alan Sills is a full-time RV'er and has been since 2011. A science educator at heart, Alan has realized that its important to maintain an income stream while "on the road". He writes about RV life, RV issues, and living an entrepreneurial lifestyle.

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