The Right Rig

June 2021

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The Right Rig
5 Tips to Help You Choose an RV

Start looking forward to summer with a new RV that will make it easy to head out and explore the great outdoors. However, before you decide on a rig, remember that there are many different types of RVs available to choose from. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, considering these five factors will help you pick the right one.


Being clear on how much space you need will ensure a much more enjoyable experience every time you hit the road. Are you mostly going to be out and only sleeping in your RV? Or do you need it to be a functional and livable space for spending a good deal of time in? Consider the fact that you might need to stay inside on rainy days and that you don’t want things to start feeling cramped on long drives. Of course, make sure you can also comfortably accommodate everyone who will likely be travelling with you.


The way that the available space in an RV is laid out is an important factor as well. For example, you will need to make sure that everyone has a place to sleep. If you plan to do a lot of your own cooking, then pay special attention to the size and layout of the kitchen. If you want extra privacy, then having doors and dividers is also a must.


Even if you find an RV with the perfect amount of living space and a functional layout, it is also important to consider its storage capacity. Think about all of the items you will be bringing with you, such as clothing, shoes, camping gear, recreational equipment, and the like. Make sure that you will be able to store everything neatly away without cluttering up the space. Note the storage that is available in the kitchen as well.


An RV that is well-suited to the places you want to take it will help guarantee smoother travels. For example, not all parks and areas offer full hookup sites, and you will be better served by a smaller rig at more places. At the same time, while a larger RV may slightly limit where you can go, you might consider the trade-off worth it for the extra space and storage.


Keep in mind that you are going to have to drive and not just live in your RV! It is recommended that you only get a rig you feel comfortable driving and maneuvering through traffic. If you feel intimidated by the size and height of a certain model, then it is likely a good idea to downsize to something you can drive with confidence.

The right RV will offer more comfortable and enjoyable travels, so give it some thought before making your selection. By considering the space, layout, storage, driveability, and where you want to take it, you will be equipped to make the right choice.

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