Buying An RV: What Type Of RV Do You Need?


Although fuel prices have decreased over the past couple of years, the fact remains that RV trips are still one of the least expensive vacations that you can take today. In fact, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports that one study says that an RV family vacation is significantly cheaper than other family vacations – 27 to 61 percent cheaper in fact. With that being said, you may want to consider purchasing an RV for your upcoming summer vacation. Before you do that, you need to know what to buy. Ultimately, there are four main types of RVs: motorized, specialty, towable and park models. There are more types and specific options of RVs within these categories that can offer detailed features that can create the perfect RV for you and your family. However, first, it can help to break it down to a primary category (or two).

Motorized RVs

These are probably the RVs that most people think about when the term "RV" comes to mind. Often referred to as motorhomes, motorized RVs are the ones that you can drive around, which means that they are self-reliant. These RVs are built on an automotive chassis and can serve as the temporary sleeping quarters for several people. These are broken down into three separate categories of their own: Type A, Type B and Type C. Type A is the largest of them all. Type B is the smallest and is often considered a van camper. Type C motorhomes have an over-the-cab sleeping area. The primary differences between Type A and Type C motorhomes are price and size, with Type A being significantly longer and more expensive if the right options are chosen. 

Towable RVs

This particular style of RV cannot be driven. It must be towed behind your vehicle, which means you will need a vehicle that has decent towing capacity. According to the RVIA, 80 percent of the market consists of this type of lightweight RV. The RVIA also states that there are six different types of towable RVs that you can consider purchasing from an RV dealer. These include sport utility RVs, folding camping trailers, conventional travel trailers, travel trailers with expandable ends, fifth-wheel travel trailers, and truck campers.

Specialty RVs

In the event that you or a family member have any type of mobility challenges, don't think that this can keep you from enjoying the open road on an RV. There are RVs that can be purchased with special modifications, such as ramps, lifts, wider doors, low cabinets, roll-under sinks, and roll-in showers. There are a number of home-like conveniences that can be made so that individuals who are trying to regain their mobility can still enjoy life in style and comfort.

Park Model RVs

If you don't plan on necessarily traveling and prefer to stay in one place for an extended period of time, you may prefer to look at a park model RV. This particular type of RV provides you the appearance and comfort of a home, while still offering you the mobility of an RV when necessary. It will still require electricity, water and sewer hook-ups just like a normal RV would, but they look more like a normal home than standard RVs. Usually, individuals who purchase these will park at a single campsite and remain there for the whole season. Essentially, you could view the park model RV as a vacation home on wheels. 

For more information, contact an RV dealer like the Orangewood RV Center.


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Investing In Proper Auto Service

After trying in vain to fix my car for a few months, I realized that I needed to hire a professional. I was tired of dealing with repairs that I was unfamiliar with, and I knew that I needed to get some help. I started looking around for a great auto mechanic, and even though one business was more expensive than others, I decided to work with them. They worked hard to fix my car, and I was really pleased with how great of a job they did. This blog is all about investing in proper auto service so that you don't have to deal with problems in the future.