Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying an RV

When you’re ready to hit the open road and you’re looking to buy a new RV, whether it’s your first or sixth one, it’s going to be a big investment. While the RV life is filled with fun and adventure, it’s important to know what you’re looking for so you can find the perfect RV to fit your needs. At Open Roads RV, we want to help you be as prepared and as confident as possible when starting down this road to becoming part of the “recreational vehicle” family. Before visiting any RV shop, be sure to ask yourself the following questions before going in!

1. What Do You Plan to Use Your RV For?

The first question you should ask yourself is what you plan on using your RV for. Maybe you just want to escape for the weekend or you want to go off on an adventure that lasts a few weeks or a month. Perhaps you want to bring along some of your toys, such as a dirt bike or jet ski. Knowing how many others will be tagging along plays a big role in the RV buying process as well, so it’s paramount to figure these things out before you start shopping!

2. Which RV is right for you?

Once you have a plan on how you want to use your RV, the next step is to decide which RV model will best fit that plan! There are multiple models to choose from, and each one offers unique and innovative features!

Class A

Chances are that when you envision what your RV will look like, you’re picturing a Class A motorhome. Class A motorhomes, available with popular brands like Thor Motor Coach and Forest River, are a popular choice among RVer’s for their spacious interior, premium features, and ample storage space. Included in this model, you can usually find a kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, living room, master bedroom, and oftentimes, a washer and dryer. If you have a big family or plan on taking lengthy trips, a Class A Motorhome might be what you’re looking for!

Class B

Similar to Class A in features and capability are Class B Motorhomes. More commonly known as “Camper Vans”, these RVs are compact, nimble, and fuel-efficient. With Class B, this motorhome is best suited for 1-2 people and comes equipped with a compact kitchen, bathroom, and TV. Similar to driver a full-sized SUV, Class B Motorhomes, such as the Thor Motor Coach Tellaro, are perfect for weekend getaways and multi-week adventures!

Class C

A Class C Motorhomes, like our Thor Motor Coach models, are a medium-sized hybrid of its Class A and Class B siblings. This RV is easily discernable from the rest by its over-the-cab sleeping area, which creates enough space and sleeping areas for the whole family. Additionally, the Class C comes equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, storage, and available slide-outs, making this RV the perfect choice for a long weekend getaway.

Fifth Wheeler

Named for the large hitch pin that attaches to a special mount in the bed of a super-duty truck, the Fifth Wheeler such as the Winnebago Voyage, is more stable than your typical trailer and makes backing up to the campsite a breeze. Included in the interior of this trailer is a kitchen, living room, and bathroom, which is perfect for long weekend getaways or trips into the mountains!

Toy Hauler

Travel Trailers, also known as Sport Utility RVs, are a popular option for those wanting to bring along your toys on vacation. With a garage and built-in ramp to make loading and unloading easier, you can bring along motorcycles, watercrafts, etc. inside this RV, you will find the standard kitchen, living room, bathroom, and more! If you’re looking to bring along your toys and then some, we recommend checking out our selection of premier Toy Haulers!

Travel Trailers

Travel Trailers, such as the new Heartland North Trail, are easily towable by your standard pickup truck and include a kitchen, bathroom, and living area. Often called a “bumper-pull” Travel Trailers are the most popular non-motorized RV. with a variety of styles, floorplans, and amenities, it’s easy to find a model to fit your budget and your lifestyle!

3. What’s included in the price?

When in the market for a new RV, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting. You don’t want to expect certain features to be standard or included on the RV, only to find out that it’s not. It doesn’t hurt to ask questions, so check on the exterior awnings, tech features, and any other features like the TV, refrigerator, or whatever else you consider to be a “must-have”.

4. How much are registration fees?

While it varies depending on the state you live in, the type and weight of the RV, you will have to pay a registration fee. Fees are different depending on the state, so be sure to check out what your state’s current rate is for your RV or trailer!

Shop New RVs at Open Roads RV in GA Today!

Shopping for your next RV is an exciting time, and we know you just can’t wait to take off on your next adventure. Be sure you’re fully prepared and you know exactly what you want, so you can find the RV you deserve! Our staff here at Open Roads RV is here to help answer all your questions and to help you find the RV of your dreams. Give us a call, shop our collection online, or stop by our showroom, either in White or Acworth, today!

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