It’s best, when you decide you’re interested in an RV, to sit down and think through some basic questions before you begin your search. Otherwise the process of shopping for an RV can be overwhelming! There are so many brands, types and options out there that being able to narrow down your choices before you start can save you time and headaches!

1. What will I be towing this with? Your tow vehicle will help you narrow down your search for an RV. If you’ve only got a small SUV or van, you’ll be looking more at teardrop trailers or pop-up campers. If you’ve got a ¾ ton truck you’ll be able to tow a 5th wheel and or larger travel trailers. So start with that question: what am I towing this trailer with? This way you won’t waste time looking at trailers that you can’t tow.

2. How often do I plan to camp? Are you planning to RV full-time? Is this mainly going to be used for 3 or 4 trips a year to the lake? Are you an every-weekend camper? Knowing the length of most of your trips will help you decide on options like a full shower, outdoor shower, larger fridge, and full-time bed.

5 questions to ask before you start shopping for an RV













3. Who will be camping with me? Are you planning to take the kids or grandkids on trips? If so a bunkhouse model or hybrid camper might be the most functional for your family. Is is just the two of you? Then a smaller model with a murphy bed might work just fine. If you’ve got a large family and extra towing capacity, a fifth wheel with lots of pull-out sofas could be just the ticket!

4. What’s my budget? How much money do you have to spend on a camper? If you’re just getting into Rving and don’t want to spend a lot, you can opt for a used model. We have quite a few in stock, of all varieties! If you’ve got a bigger budget consider a larger travel trailer or adding amenities like a solar panel or generator.

5. Where do I plan to camp? If you know you’re going to be headed for parts unknown frequently, you’ll definitely want to add the cost of a generator or solar panel (or both) into your budget. If you plan to camp in colder climates, you’ll want to consider a 4-season camper. However, if you know you’ll be mostly camping in a campground with hookups and showers, you may find yourself opting for a smaller model with a wet bath.

If you’re still not sure what type of RV is best for you, browse our inventory or come see us and our sales reps will help you find the perfect RV for your budget, tow vehicle, and lifestyle!