Buying an RV? Think About Who Will Be Using It

Buying an RV? Think About Who Will Be Using It

There are so many factors to consider when you’re buying an RV, from where you want to take it to how often it will be used. For some people, making a checklist of all of the extra features and “bells and whistles” they want is important, too.

But, another essential factor to think about in your search is who will be using your RV. If you have a family, you’re probably automatically thinking they’ll be joining you on your adventures. But, are you looking at rigs that will accommodate everyone?

Or, maybe you’re retiring and you want to tour the country with your spouse. Are you checking out the right models?

Let’s look at some tips to keep in mind as you’re on your search for the perfect RV that can help you to find the right one based on who will be riding along.

Account for Every Permanent Person in Your Group

Obviously, you can’t plan ahead for everyone who will want to come along on your RV adventures. But, you do have an understanding of who your “core” group is. So, your purchase should be made with them in mind.

For example, if you have a family of four, you’ll want to make sure you’re looking at options that have enough room to accommodate everyone, including sleeping spaces and available seating.

If you know that you’ll frequently have extra passengers, it can be worth it to go a little bigger with the models you’re looking at. It might be more of an investment now, but it can save you stress in the future so you don’t have to worry about making room for people.

Think About Storage Space

For those times when you do have extra passengers, you’ll want to be able to make them feel at home, too. One of the easiest ways to do that is to have extra blankets, pillows, and other essential items on board.

Most RVs have ample storage, but when you’re looking at different options, it should be a priority for you. If you plan on having some unexpected crew members like friends or extended family riding with you more often than not, having plenty of storage can make a big difference in everyone’s comfort level and your ability to make them feel at home.

Recognize External Features

Though you’ll probably be spending most of your time inside your RV when you’re on the road, when you get to your favorite campsite, you’ll want to make sure the rig’s external features match your needs, too.

Things like external awnings or extendable sides can make a big difference when you’re parked, especially if you have limited space and a campground. These simple features can add more comfort for your passengers and make it easier for your family/friends to relax whenever you’re enjoying some downtime away from the road.

While the technical features and even the bells and whistles of an RV are important, make sure you take the time to get back to basics when you’re making your choice. Deciding how much room you’ll need and thinking about who will actually be using your RV the most can make your decision easier and more practical.

May 4th 2020 Stacey Koziel

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