RVs are a very popular, very smart choice for families looking to get the most out of their vacation budget. One pitfall that many can’t quite see before they’ve already fallen in is buying more RV than necessary. Assess your family’s needs and purchase the vehicle that is right for you and yours. Don’t worry about what your neighbor is doing or how big your best friend’s recreational vehicle might be. Stick to the facts. And the facts are simple. Determine the facts about your family by running through the following questions:
- How big is your family?
- Will you be traveling as a family regularly or is the RV for more solitary purposes?
- Do you frequently invite others to join you on vacations?
- How old are the members of your family and are there any special needs?
- Consider those who will be traveling with you frequently. How many beds will be necessary
If you have a large family or you tend to travel in large groups, then you may need to consider one of the larger RVs. If you are considering purchasing a motorhome or recreational vehicle for the purpose of full time RV living, then you may also wish to consider one of the larger RVs. But larger RVs aren’t always the best choice. Individuals who have small families may find that they are happier in a smaller RV or fifth wheel.
Class As are typically the recreational vehicles offering the most interior space. Some fifth are comparable. But there is also the Class C, Class B and travel trailer. The major range of space available leads to a major range in price variation. But we recommend that you actually consider your needs before deciding that biggest is best. Just because you can afford the biggest RV on the road doesn’t mean that you will enjoy owning one or that it will suit your purposes.
Consider the fact that you will have to park it. You will need to learn to maneuver it. You will need to clean it. You will need to keep it stocked with the necessities. You will need to fill the water tanks, and empty the tanks. You will need to pay for gas. There are so many considerations that go into the purchase of a recreational vehicle that it can be confusing. Don’t allow yourself to be derailed from your own list of priorities. If you need the space of a Class A, then shop for Class As in your price range. But if the Class A sleeps 6-10 and you can’t imagine yourself ever traveling with more than 4 you should probably consider the different RV options. They can be just as luxurious and just as comfortable as the ever-popular Class A.