First Time RV Owner Guide – RV Dealer in North Georgia

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Purchasing your first RV can be an overwhelming experience.  Not only is it a substantial investment for you and your family, but there is also a wealth of options out there to explore.  Knowing which RV fits your adventurous lifestyle is crucial to secure the highest levels of enjoyment from your recreational vehicle.  That’s why Open Roads Complete RV has made it our mission to provide our customers with all the knowledge and tools to prepare for the journey ahead.  We are truly RV people and the amazing team at our White, Jasper, and Acworth locations will be with you every step of the way. There’s a reason why we’re a recipient of the prestigious Flying W award which recognizes select dealers for service excellence and superior customer satisfaction.

Deciding Between a Motorized and Towable RV

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Open Roads Complete RV has a terrific selection of new RVs to choose from, but narrowing those down to the best option can be difficult.  Luckily, we’re here to help, starting with one of the most basic questions: do I want a motorized or towable RV?  The former includes Class A, B, and C motorhomes while the latter category claims travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.  Towable RVs are terrific for short-term excursions and extended campground stays.  First-time buyers and people with tighter budgets will also appreciate the lower purchase cost, not to mention that upkeep is generally less expensive.  On the downside, you’ll obviously need a vehicle to tow one of these RVs, and they’re more difficult to drive in rough conditions.

If your worldview is more nomadic and you plan on living in your RV full time, perhaps a motorhome is your best bet.  Class A, B, and C can all be fully self-contained, meaning you can take them anywhere, on or off-grid.  And regardless of your destination, you’ll never need to worry about setting up or tearing down.  Of course, motorhomes are more expensive and over the course of ownership, upkeep and repairs can be costly.

Other Things To Consider Before Buying Your First RV

Now that you’ve narrowed down your choice between motorized and RVs, there are other factors that will influence your ultimate decision.  How many people will be sleeping in the RV?  Do you need a larger Class A motorhome or fifth wheel, or will a compact camper van get the job done?  Similarly, how much cargo space do you require, and do you need to haul toys or a second vehicle?  On that note, towing capacity is a huge consideration.  If you have bikes, kayaks, or ATVs, you’ll want to look at toy haulers or motorhomes that have more power to pull a trailer.  Visit our website to use the handy Tow Guide and you can find out how much weight your specific RV can handle.

Open Roads Complete RV Is Your Best Friend When It Comes to First Time Ownership

There are many other things to examine before purchasing your first RV – cargo space, living amenities, tech features, and all-around luxury are factors that are model specific across all types of RVs.  You’ll need to decide which of the highlights is most important to you.   Fortunately, our expert staff is here to be your one-stop recreational vehicle resource in North Georgia. Savvy motorhome enthusiasts know that we truly are the complete RV one-stop, from our expansive inventory to our financing and trade-in options to our state-of-the-art service centers that will ensure you receive the most from your RV for years to come.  We want to be your partner for life, which is why our discerning clientele trust Open Roads Complete RV for all their Recreational vehicle needs.

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