What RV Is Right For Me?
Are you ready to join the world of RVers? Whether you’re thinking about full-time travel or if you just want to up your camping game, there’s an RV for you. But, with so many choices, it can be challenging to figure out which one is the right fit. Below we’ll break down nine things to consider to help make your decision easier along with recommendations.
1. Do you have kids traveling with you?
The type of RV that you choose is going to be different if you’re traveling alone or with just your partner then when you’re bringing kids along. It helps to make sure they’re going to have a place to sleep that they feel like they can call their own. If you have kids, you know this is true!
There are RVs that include built-in bunks that provide additional sleeping space. And, Class C motorhomes provide additional sleeping space above the cab. Options like the Thor Motorcoach Four Winds is a great selection for many families.
When traveling with kids you also want to make sure that you’re choosing an RV that gives you the space you need to bring along things like bikes and other toys. Another great option when you travel with kids is having a bathroom that you can access from outside the RV. Kids often need more frequent bathroom tips, especially during those potty-training years, and easy access to a bathroom can be important to make sure everyone keeps having a great time.
2. Do you want to bring your toys along?
If your idea of the perfect vacation includes ATVs, motorcycles, bikes, paddleboards, or any other type of larger equipment, a toy-hauler might be the right fit for you. A toy-hauler has space in the back for you to put your toys and the back wall turns into a ramp for you to easily get them in and out. Some of the backs even convert into a nice spot for an outdoor patio.
You can find toy-haulers to fit exactly what you’re looking for. Some even give you access to a bathroom from the back so you don’t have to track dirt and mud through the RV after a day having fun. This can also give you peace of mind as you travel because no one has easy access to your toys.
3. Do you enjoy cooking?
Let’s be honest, there are some people that can cook amazing meals over a campfire. But, if that’s not your style, you can find RVs that provide you with the gourmet kitchen that you enjoy. Being on the road doesn’t mean that you need to resort to fast-food or hotdogs over the fire.
Kitchens in even the smallest RVs have come a long way over the years, but if you’re looking for a real kitchen, Class A RVs are where it’s at. You can find double-sided sinks, residential-sized refrigerators, and all the other amenities and features that you want in your kitchen.
4. Do you plan on doing a lot of city driving?
If you’re worried about being able to drive a larger RV, then a Class B could be right up your alley. And, they are great if you plan on doing a lot of city driving. These RVs are also known as conversion vans because they are a full-size van that has had the inside converted into living space. You’d be surprised at how much can really fit inside of a Class B RV. You will have a place to sleep, a way to cook food, and a bathroom.
5. Is tailgating on your to-do list?
If you love to support your favorite team and tailgate every weekend then you need an RV that will meet your needs. There are plenty of options like the Keystone Cougar Half-Ton that give you an outdoor kitchen to make tailgating even easier. And, who doesn’t want access to a bathroom that they aren’t sharing with everyone else when tailgating. If the weather gets hot or rainy, you can head inside. And, you can also find RVs that have outside entertainment areas including a TV that will allow you to enjoy watching the game instead of just listening to it.
6. Do you travel with horses?
Whether you want to go to horse shows or just enjoy some horseback riding while on the road there are RVs that meet your needs. There are trailers that provide multiple stalls for your horses, room for feed, saddles, and other supplies, as well as a living space for you. If you live and breathe horses then this is a great option for you. You’ll have a bed to sleep in, shower to clean up after a day on the trails, and a place to cook and eat.
7. Do you enjoy cold weather RVing?
If you want to enjoy your RV all year round and want the option to visit climates that are cold, even freezing cold, during the winter, you can. There are several RVs that are known for performing well in the cold weather, but one that often rises to the top of the list is the Keystone Montana.
The RV was designed and tested in Indiana where they know cold weather. There are features and amenities build in that are designed to help you stay warm inside regardless of what’s happening outside.
8. Are you need a wheelchair-accessible RV?
There are RVs that are specially designed to make it easy for you to travel with a wheelchair or handicap. For example, Newmar has come out with a mobility lineup of three different RVs that were designed with the input of wheelchair users. They addressed the common issues with getting around in an RV and made sure to include all the features and benefits that people love from the Newmar brand. You won’t have to struggle to get in or out of the RV and will be able to easily maneuver within it. Our staff at Sky River RV can help you with finding the right model for you.
9. Are you looking for all the amenities?
RVing doesn’t mean you have to give up the amenities that you enjoy at home. There are plenty of Luxury RVs, like the Entegra Aspire that allow you to enjoy all the comforts of home from wherever you are. You can have full-size kitchen appliances including a dishwasher, washer and dryer, loads of storage, and state of the art entertainment systems. And, you can even find RVs that match your interior design style. You can enjoy luxury RV amenities everywhere you go.
If none of these options jumped out at you and there’s something else you’re looking for, we can help. Sky River RV can work with you to match you up with your dream RV today!