Buying RVs – Tips

When the holidays, it is natural for the mind and the eye to wander off to vacation spots and destinations. And whilst the beach, the mountains or even going abroad is very much fun in itself, have you ever considered going on a trip with an RV? An RV – a ‘Recreational Vehicle’ – also known as a camper, motorhome or caravan, is basically a trailers for sale or vehicle which provides amenities such as a kitchenette, a living room (that functions as a bedroom) and a bathroom. It is basically best defined as a ‘home on wheels’. Caravans have been around for the last two centuries or so – and today, they certainly boast of some very high specs. If you are considering buying one (or renting one), here are some tips:

Weight – unless you are going to buy a motorhome (which is basically a single vehicle), RVs usually come in the form of trailers. And the first consideration you need to make is its weight. The weight of the trailer will decide what you can hitch it up to – for example, car trailers from Gold Coast are obviously lighter than truck or van trailers. If you have a car at home, you will definitely want to go with a smaller and light trailer. Having a trailer too heavy for your vehicle will make the trip not only dangerous, but very tiring. The best way to make sure of whether you can tow a specific trailer is to ask a mechanic (so take one with you) – do not be deceived by retailers and sellers!

Check the insides properly – when you check the insides of most RV trailers for sale, you are bound to fall in love with how they look like. It is a marketing strategy to begin with, and most trailers are very appealing anyway. Do not go along with a purchase at a first glance; you will regret it later on. Check the cabinets, doors, finishes, etc. – every little thing you can think of. You will be surprised to find that what looks good at first sight is actually in need of desperate repairs.

Try it out – in keeping up with the above point, it is a good idea to try out an RV before buying it, especially if you are a first-time buyer. Certain dealers will allow you to spend the night in the trailer (whilst parked at their property). If your dealer doesn’t let you, you might want to try renting a trailer before buying one. Living in a trailer for even one day will make you realize many points you never considered at first.

A. Schmidt

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