How To Decide Which RV Is Right For You

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Once you’ve made the decision to go RVing, the next step is figuring out which RV to choose. There are several models, and it depends on what type of adventure you’re looking for. One thing to always remember is that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to RVing. You have to think of it as your second home, even if it’s only for a couple of weekends out of the year. You also need to consider your level of comfort and luxury. It is an investment no matter what you decide so it’s important to understand what you’re getting into from the start.

New vs. Pre-Owned

It’s important to determine how much you’re able and willing to spend on an RV. You also want to think about how much time you’re planning on spending on it and how much you want to modify it to fit your needs exactly. Because of certain warranties, it’s a lot harder and a lot more expensive to modify a brand new RV while a pre-owned one can be more customized. Here are a few pros for each.

New RVs

  • While they’re more expensive than used models, if you’re planning on RVing regularly for years down the line the investment is worth it.
  • There’s going to be a manufacturer warranty on your RV when you buy it so if anything goes wrong within the parameters of the warranty it’ll be covered.
  • Since you’ll be the first person to use it, there won’t be any wear and tear. You won’t have to fix and damage old pieces, or anything like that.
  • Newer RV’s have taken their travelers into consideration because they’re creating more layouts and storage options.
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Pre-Owned RVs

  • You’ll be able to get an RV for a fraction of the price. This is ideal if you’re on a stricter budget or if you want to use the RV sparingly.
  • You have the freedom to customize and upgrade the RV to exactly how you want it without being stuck under manufacturer warranties. These modifications can also be spread out so you’re not dropping a bunch of money at once or feeling rushed to get it done.
  • The insurance will be less expensive depending on the age of the RV.
  • You have more selection. Depending on the model and how much work you want to put into it, you’re able to pick from a much bigger list of RV’s than what’s strictly brand new.