There are now 63 National Parks in the US with the addition of New River Gorge. There are also more than 3,500 state parks nationwide, making America one of the greatest recreational playgrounds in the world.

There’s so much to see that flying to a destination rarely makes sense. You’ll experience much more of this great nation if you drive and camp along the way.

That’s why buying an RV is one of the best moves you’ll ever make. Every trip will provide a lifetime of memories. And you don’t have to sacrifice comfort in order to experience the great outdoors.

But there are a few things to keep in mind when looking at RVs for sale. Keep reading below for some RV buying tips if you plan to travel the country in comfort. 

1. There are Many Types of RVs 

Most people are only aware of two different types of RVs; the motorhome and the travel trailer. One you can drive, the other you need to tow.

But there are far more options. Class C motorhomes are driveable but much smaller than class A motorhomes. Class B motorhomes are essentially small camper vans. For more info on vans, see here

Fifth wheels are the perfect option for those with a truck. And popup trailers are great for those looking for something small and light.

2. Try Before You Buy

Before buying a van or RV, it makes sense to rent one (or a few) to get a feel for traveling in an RV. Take a few small trips with a rented RV to see what size and what layout works best for your family.

3. Set a Budget for Buying an RV

RVs come in all shapes and sizes. And they can be had on nearly any budget. How much does an RV cost?

People will often giveaway old popup campers for free, though they might need some work to spruce up. Or you could easily spend more than $200K on a luxury motorhome.

When you start shopping, it’s important to set an RV buying budget. There will be solid options in your budget. By sticking to your budget, you should actually have some money left to take it on some trips. 

4. Consider Buying Used

If your budget is a concern, then consider buying a used RV. Often, you can get a model that’s only a few years old but is way cheaper than current models.

The owner may have bought an RV only to realize it wasn’t right for them. It might be in near-perfect condition resulting in a great deal.

5. Search Online

You don’t only need to shop at your local RV dealer. There are plenty of people you can buy an RV from online. From the Facebook marketplace and Craigslist to various secondhand dealers across your state, there are great deals out there for those willing to look. 

6. Split the Cost

Most people only use their RV a handful of times per year. Most of the time, it sits idle.

You can save a lot of money by splitting the cost with a friend or family member and sharing the use of the RV. Just schedule out trips ahead of time, and you’re good to go.

Investing in Memories

Many Americans dream of buying an RV and driving across the country at their own pace. Whether you plan to live in your RV for a period of time or just plan to be weekend warriors, it’s one of the greatest buys you’ll ever make since it will create endless memories.

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