Since travel was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, people found other ways to take trips with their families. In 2020 the sales of RVs soared, and there is no sign of it slowing down in 2021. RVs allow you to see the country on your time with the people you love.
If you are new to the RV world and thinking about purchasing one, it’s important to do your research and make sure you understand all of your options. Here are a few things you will want to consider when you are looking to purchase an RV:
How do you plan on using your RV?
What are your plans for using your RV? Will you be spending months in it at a time, or just using it for weekend trips? If you are planning on taking longer trips instead of weekend trips, you might consider a larger RV with more amenities. Before you start looking for the right RV for yourself, consider making a checklist of the things you must have.
How many people do you plan on accommodating on your RV?
If you are traveling around in your RV with only a significant other, you may not need a large RV. However, if you plan on bringing a large family or if you want to entertain guests, you may wish to consider a larger RV. You not only need a larger RV for comfort, but you will also need space for things like bedding, toiletries, and food.
What type of insurance coverage do you need?
Just because your RV is associated with playtime doesn’t mean you can bypass insurance coverage. Your RV is just like an automobile, and in the unfortunate situation that something happens on the road, you want to make sure you are properly covered. Consider both liability insurance and property coverage for your RV. Reach out to a Darr Schackow agent to get the best coverage for your RV.
Should you buy a new or used RV?
Just like buying a car, as soon as you drive your RV off the dealership, it immediately depreciates in value. Consider purchasing a used RV. There are plenty of RVs out there that have been well-maintained, especially if you are not planning to drive it frequently.
You have many options when it comes to purchasing an RV. Once you know exactly how you will use your RV and what features you’d like it to have, the fun part of shopping and test driving begins!