Planning on buying an RV, what are your priorities?

big RVShopping for an RV can be overwhelming. To simplify the process and make it easier to find the right unit for your family, here are a couple helpful tips.

First step is to set your budget. Decide how much you’re willing, and can afford, to spend.

The next step is to decide what type of RV will meet your needs. Budget may provide some limits in this area but other factors have to be considered, like the number of people you expect to sleep in your unit. How often you’ll be using your unit and where you plan to do your traveling will also be things to think about.

Write down your priorities

Think about the essential items you are looking for in an RV. It is also suggested to create a second list, the pleasure list. This list is options that you would like to have but aren’t deal breakers if they’re not included. It all depends on your own RV lifestyle.

Where to start is the big question. Do you start with classified adds or the local dealer? Touring through some of the different types at a local dealer can give you a better idea about what you can get for your money. Some Website like can be a good place to start to help you find used or new RVs within your budget range, or for a specified location.

Once you found a unit you are interested in, do a physical inspection. You can go online and find some RV inspection checklist to bring with you. Have a list of questions ready to ask about fuel efficiency, previous owners, warrantees etc. This is the most important step, it’s a big investment. It can be a good idea to get it inspected by professionals. The important is to take your time in making your decision and you’ll be glad you did.