Are you considering an RV purchase? Make sure you and your partner are in agreement on the type of travel you both want to enjoy. A recreational vehicle can be a relaxing way to enjoy traveling to new places, or visiting family, friends, and grandkids. But having an RV that may be intimidating to drive because of its size can cause frustration and fear. The primary driver will need breaks, or may become ill; both owners need to understand how to handle driving a large vehicle, and other important basics.
The most successful RV owners are comfortable with their “home on wheels” when the RV “fits” their needs. It is better to have both partners list, share, and compare your expectations of life ‘on the road’ before plunking down your hard earned money, so you both get the maximum enjoyment out of your investment.
Many travel trailers have amenities that can really enhance the overall experience, such as slide outs for increased space, flat screen TV’s, skylights, large refrigerators, and the all important bathroom! Showers can be refreshing after a hike, and you don’t have to wait to get back to your destination (or worry about other peoples germs!)
Roughing it means different things to different people. A simple off the beaten track RV Park may have limited amenities, but incredible views for those who want to capture inspiring images, or enjoy scenic hiking. A full resort style RV Park may have a swimming pool, on site restaurant, shopping, and much more. Do some online research of the various RV Parks available before you go, to find the places you’ll both enjoy visiting and staying near.
One of the best benefits of traveling in an RV is it’s easy to go from place to place without all that endless packing and unpacking—your gear is always there when you are. Are you hungry or thirsty? It’s so nice to be able to just reach in the fridge for some snacks or a cold drink, instead of waiting,…and waiting,… and waiting until you come to the nearest store. And as mentioned before, having your own bathroom is a big bonus!
RV’s and travel trailers are a tremendous value when traveling—you get privacy, the ability to get to your destination on your schedule, no check out times, stopping or going when you need to, and so much more. Do some simple research, discuss with your partner your RV expectations and finally–Enjoy your purchase!