Buying a new RV is an exciting experience just like buying a new car. But one critical difference between buying an RV and buying a car is that the questions you need to be asking yourself before buying the family RV are completely different. Here are the five most important questions to ask yourself before buying a family RV.
Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Family RV
Question #1 – What Price Are You Willing To Pay?
As with buying a car, you do need to ask yourself what price you’re willing to pay for this RV. You can use online resources to help you find a reasonable price in your area. What’s important for now, however, is that you do actually set a firm budget. You also can’t go above this price just because you find an RV that’s fancy or attractive (at least not if you want to remain fiscally responsible).
Question #2 – What Age Range Do You Want?
So long as you’re going to be going used with your purchase, you need to ask yourself which age range of RV you’ll be willing to buy as well. Generally speaking, the more luxuries and amenities you want (refrigerator, microwave, oven, TV, etc.) then the newer your RV is going to need to be. If you’re fine without those features, and if you’re on a budget, then an older RV is going to be best.
Question #3 – What Floor Plan Do You Need?
Ask yourself this question with your family in mind. Sleeping arrangements will obviously be a big concern for you, but you also need to think about the layout of the RV itself. Think about what would work best for your family, and gain the perspective of your spouse or partner and kids to truly find the best fit.
Question #4 – How Much Storage Space Do You Need?
This question is also important, because not all RVs are equal when it comes to storage space. The best way to figure out how much storage space you will need is to make a list of the items that you’ll be bringing with you on the next road trip.
Then you can begin to imagine where those items will go as you inspect the RV in person (and you should always inspect an RV in person before buying it).
Question #5 – What Amenities and Luxuries Do You Need?
Not which amenities and luxuries that you want, but which amenities and luxuries that you need? There’s a critical difference there.
For instance, a TV maybe nice to have in an RV, but is it truly necessary? On the other hand, an oven or a dishwasher may be too luxuries that you do indeed need to have.
Buying An RV For The Family
Each of these five questions we have covered are not questions that you would be wise to avoid asking yourself before you leave on your family trip.