What To Look For On Your Motorhome Test Drive
Check your sightlines
You are so used to driving your regular vehicle that this is something you don’t think about on a regular basis. However, when you are driving a new vehicle of any type, it’s something that you need to pay attention to. When you test drive a motorhome you need to really pay attention to how well you are able to see as you drive, make turns, and back up. Pay attention to where the mirrors are and how well you are able to see around the motorhome as you are driving. You will also want to make sure you are comfortable with how well you can see in front of the motorhome.
These are things that we typically take for granted when driving a smaller vehicle. Even if you have owned a motorhome before you still want to check this. Each motorhome is different, so don’t assume that you will have the same visibility from all of them. Models like the Entegra provide panoramic views to make your driving experience as easy as possible.
How it Handles
You might be thinking, “Of course, I’m going to pay attention to how it handles, that’s the point of a test drive.” But, remember that when you head out on the road you might be traversing all different kinds of terrain. Your trip may include driving on the highway, on backroads, and curving around the steep mountain grades. You may not have all of this available near the location where you are test driving, but you want to make sure to try out as much as you can. You don’t just want to be comfortable driving on the street in front of the dealership but in all different kinds of driving scenarios.
Newer model RVs are loaded with options for technology. There will be USB ports, power adjustable options for all kinds of things, and touchscreens to help you with all your controls. During your test drive, you want to find out what all of the controls do and where they are located.
Part of the new technology that you will find just might include the monitoring systems that you will find on new cars and trucks as well. For example, all Entegra Motorhomes for sale have the rearview backup cameras and many have side view cameras as well.
What you can hear
As you drive around, listen to the motorhome. What do you hear? This might be an area that you really need to work to focus on. The excitement of a test drive can make it easy to push things off as “not a big deal”, but if there is a rattle, hum, or any other type of noise it could drive you crazy on a long trip. Spend some time listening as you drive to make sure that you don’t run into a problem down the road.
If you are looking for a motorhome to test drive, the Entegra is known as the quietest riding, best handling coach on the market today. Period. Stop into Sky River RV to give one a test drive today.