When we began researching the idea of traveling in an RV, we had no idea of what we wanted! We just knew we wanted to travel and ‘see the world!’
Well, at least see where the road would take us!
Looking back, I wish we would have had the forethought of what we needed when it came to choosing an RV.
Having driven public transportation for a number of years, I wanted an RV you could drive.
Mom only looked at the dollar signs and wanted to go small.
Neither one of us gave much thought about what we would actually need!
Now of days, RVs come in all shapes and sizes, but not all RVs are created equal!
Just because your RV can sleep 8 people, it doesn’t mean much if you don’t have enough storage space for clothes and food!
When looking to purchase your RV, you have to ask yourself some very pointed questions!
Does it have drawers to hold your silverware and kitchen tools?
Do you like to bake? Not all RVs have ovens!
Are you a ‘weekend warrior’ where storage and space wouldn’t matter much… Clean clothes in a suitcase or bag, and just throw the dirty clothes in a corner till you get home!
Are you going to be a ‘full-timer’ where you will appreciate the simple comforts of home, like having a residential refrigerator and a washer and dryer! Oh, if only!!!
Will a smaller RV suffice, or would you wind up having to upgrade in a few months because of additions to the family?
Are you going to have someone with special needs traveling with you?
Will you need a wheelchair ramp?
Do you need a special area to keep crafts/activities for children?
Are you traveling with pets? Cats need a litter box! Where will you put it?
There are so many things to think about when buying an RV.
Whatever type you choose, make sure it grows with your plans, so that you don’t have buyers remorse and have to make an upgrade right away.
Make sure you go to RV shows and dealerships. Take a walk through the RV that you’re interested in and ask yourself these questions.
Think about how you plan to utilize it. Does it meet all your needs and maybe even a few wants?
You’re going to be living in it, whether part-time or full-time, and you’ll want to enjoy your RV to the fullest while on your adventures!
Till next time,
Peace, love and safe travels,