5 tips for choosing that first RV

By Margo Armstrong

1) Decide whether you want to roam freely or stay in one place for a season. If you like to drive, the road calls to you, if not, find a fun place to stay for six months. The resort cost is cheaper the longer you stay.

2) If it turns out you are a nester, buy a fifth wheel. If the road calls to you, purchase a motorhome.

3) Buy quality; buy older not newer.

4) If a motorhome is your choice, the type of engine is the next decision. Decide on long-term reliability and power with a diesel, or easy maintenance and accessibility with a gas engine.

5) Once the perfect RV is located, have an RV inspector check it out for you. Even if you are pretty handy around vehicles, RVs are a different breed. At least have a mobile repairperson use this checklist to make sure everything is good to go. Find the checklist here.

Find more about choosing that first RV here.


Margo Armstrong writes about the RV lifestyle at her blog found at https://movingonwithmargo.com. More information about the RV lifestyle can be found on her website at RVLifestyleExperts.com.

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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