What kind of traveling are you going to do?
If weekend campouts is more your speed, you’ll want a different RV than you’d take on a month-long cross-country road trips. That’s why it’s super important to anticipate what type of travel you’ll be doing with your RV. Some vehicles are better equipped for long-range travel, while others work great for quick campouts. And, of course, there are lots of in-between options too.
Should I rent before I buy an RV?
If you’ve never driven an RV before, you might not have a great perspective when it comes to choosing a model that works best for you and your needs. That’s why it could be a good idea to rent a few models and see how they feel. Of course, if you’re an experienced RV-er, there’s no need.
How much work do I want?
As a rule of thumb, the bigger your RV, the more maintenance you can expect (of course, there are always exceptions to this “rule”). If you’re looking for something that doesn’t require a whole lot of upkeep or expertise, you might opt for something smaller – or make friends with a mechanic.
What amenities and options do I want?
These days, you can get an RV that does just about everything but drive itself. But all of these options and amenities come with a price, too. Decide what’s non-negotiable for you. Do you need Satellite TV, WiFi and GPS? A convection oven? A hot tub in back? (We’re only half kidding.)
Are you considering an RV? What’s on your list of must-have features?