When you’ve come to the decision that buying a motorhome is right for you, you suddenly realize all the work that goes into choosing the right one is intense! Falling in love with RV living is easy, but actually selecting where you’ll be spending not just your hard earned cash, but also a ton of time, take much thought and consideration. As your Washington motorhome dealer we are dedicated to making your shopping experience as easy as possible. That’s why we put together this list of tips on choosing your next motorhome.
Consider Size | When it comes to narrowing down your search for a motorhome one of the most important things to consider is how big your motorhome needs to be. Are you traveling with just your spouse or do you want to accommodate guests, children, or grandchildren. Knowing how many people (and seat belts) you’ll need is very important not just because you need space to accommodate everyone, but also because safety should come first.
Gas or Diesel | Both gas and diesel motorhomes provide pros and cons. Gas motorhomes are less costly to maintain, however, diesel motorhomes get better gas mileage. They also provide more power, which might be needed if you’re planning on traveling through hilly, mountainous regions. Do you plan on towing a small car behind you? Some gas and most diesel motorhomes can do so. When trying to decide which engine type will work best for you, talk with other RVers, do research, and speak with your RV dealer.
Think About Class | There are three classes of motorhomes. Class A motorhomes are built on their own chassis and are quite large. Class C and B motorhomes are built on van chassis, typically Ford or Chevy. Class C motorhomes offer an over the cab bunk area that allows them to accommodate more people. All classes are available as either gas or diesel.
Determine How You Want To Live | Knowing the type of kitchen you prefer to cook in, the amenities you want your bathroom to feature, and how much storage space would be optimal for your lifestyle will help you select a floorplan and model that will truly work to you. Since you’ll be spending a large amount of time in your motorhome, you don’t want to compromise on features you would consider as ‘must haves’.
Test Drive | Do not buy a motorhome or sign on the dotted line until you test drive it. It’s important you get an idea of how the motorhome you’re considering turns, parks, and what it will feel like driving it. Over time you’ll get used to driving your motorhome, but usually one test drive will tell you if the motorhome you’re looking at is one you’d be willing to take the time to get used to driving.
This is just a snapshot of what you should pay attention to when shopping for a motorhome. Stop by and talk to our experienced team at Blue Dog RV for answers to any other questions you have or to check out our selection of motorhomes.