Finding the Right RV for Me

Finding the right RV can be challenging. The first step is deciding your readiness to embrace the RV lifestyle. We both grew up RVing since we were children and we cherish those memories spent weekending and vacationing with our families. We had the best memories growing up and we both knew we wanted to keep experiencing it together and continuing the tradition with our own family.

After deciding to commit, now is a good time to research all of the different types of RVs that are out there. Some of which include: travel trailers, pop-ups, fifth wheels, motor homes, and vans. Feel free to take a trip to a dealership and walk through all of these options to see what feels right for you. 

After researching the options and deciding which option is best for you, it's important to recognize your limitations. For instance, we had a truck and wanted to tow. We had to take into account the max weight our truck could tow and the dry weight of the trailers we were interested in. The limitations will vary based off of the option you choose.

After you know what type of RV you are interested in and are aware of your limitations, you will be able to start narrowing down your list. The next step is making a list of your requirements, essentially your needs + wants. This will help you decide what's really important to you and what amenities will get bonus points. Since we knew we were going to be living in our RV, we had to check off all of our needs. If you aren't planning on living in your camper, you can be more flexible with your list.

Once you have narrowed it down to the style of RV and you have your requirements, it's time to start researching online and trying to find layouts and models that have potential rigs. You also need to decide if you want to purchase used or new. This is a good time to start roaming around dealerships just to look! Don't buy the first RV you walk in just because it's nice. Walking through as many options as possible and actually testing them out is crucial to this process. Simply finding an RV that looks picture perfect online and checks off all of your items may not be the one for you. If you actually tour the unit, you may realize it feels much smaller in person or the layout doesn't actually seem convenient. I made Chase hop into every shower just to see if he would have room. He thought I was crazy initially, but once he started getting into the showers, he realized he had no space to move. That eliminated many options for us because we wanted something we would be comfortable living in.

Seriously, try the units out first! This is a big commitment. Sure, you can always trade it in later for something bigger and better, but who really wants to go through this process over and over again. Do your research, figure out what you like, and start the hunt!

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