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Choosing the Right RV for Your Lifestyle

Recreational vehicles have long been a popular way for people to travel for vacation or visit friends and family. If you are considering purchasing an RV, you may have taken a look at the huge selection available to your and wondered, “Which RV should I buy?” Recreational vehicles come in a vast array of sizes, shapes, and features. There are as many types of RVs as there are reasons why people choose to own them. If you are in the market for an RV, you may be at a loss as to which style is best for you. 

Choosing the right RV may seem daunting when there are so many different types. The easiest way to narrow down choices is to take a good look at the vehicle you have available for towing the RV, where you want to go with your trailer, who will be traveling with you, and what activities you plan to do when you get there. 

What Load Can Your Vehicle Tow? 

Not all cars and trucks have the power to haul full-sized trailers, especially over long distances. If they meet your size requirements, Tent Campers are lightweight and can be hauled by many types of vehicles. 

If you don’t think your current vehicle is up to hauling a trailer, you still have good choices. The Truck Camper Travel Trailer and the Class B and C Motorhomes power themselves. No need to worry about the hauling load; these RVs are equipped with all the power they need to take you anywhere you want to go, regardless of which size you choose. Most also have enough power and can be fitted with the equipment that will allow you to tow your other vehicle to your destination. This gives you access to a moveable vehicle even after you have connected your trailer at the campsite. 

Where Do You Want To Go? 

The areas you are most likely to travel to may determine which type of RV best suits your needs. If you are expecting to spend most of your time in mountainous areas, you will need an RV that won’t overtax the engine of the vehicle you are hauling it with. Better yet, a Truck Camper Travel Trailer that has the power to pull itself up and down winding roads. 

If you are planning on spending a great deal of your travel time on the open road, then you may want to consider a Class B or Class C Motorhome. These allow those who aren’t driving to get up and move around during the journey and cut down on bathroom breaks. 

The climate of your destination plays a role in your decision as well. Traveling to extreme climates, either hot or cold, may narrow your choices down to the larger travel trailers or Class C motorhomes that offer more insulation, better heating and cooling options, and more room to move around if you spend a lot of time avoiding the elements. 

Finally, if your itinerary includes short weekend trips, then a pop-up trailer or Tent Camper may be the right choice. These are lightweight and quick to set up and shut down. They are not big on creature comforts, but they will protect you from the elements and provide you with a comfy place to sleep at night. 

Who Is Traveling With You? 

Once you have narrowed your search by determining your most likely travel destinations, you should consider what size RV you need. If you will most often be traveling alone or as a couple, then the smaller truck camper, tent camper, Class B Motorhome, or small Fifth Wheel Trailer may be all you need. 

If you are traveling with your family or groups of friends regularly, then you will want to look into purchasing one of the larger trailers or a Class C motorhome. 

Class C Motorhomes may also be the right choice if smaller groups or couples plan on a lot of travel and want a home away from home. These larger motorhomes come with most of the comforts of home and are suitable for living full time if you choose. 

What Activities Are Planned at Your Destination? 

Activities like sightseeing, beachgoing, and visiting friends or family do not really affect your choice of RV. However, four-wheeling, bike riding, kayaking, and dirt-biking may greatly impact the RV you choose. 

If you have to haul around large equipment like kayaks, canoes, or traditional bikes, you may want to consider the Truck Camper or Class B Motorhome that can be fitted with roof racks or bike racks. These RVs will not only easily haul your equipment but are small and maneuverable enough to get the equipment to the places you want to use it. 

If you need to haul larger or heavy items, like four-wheelers or dirt bikes, you will want to look into the Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers. These give you the advantage of a garage-like storage area at the rear of the trailer, complete with a wide entrance and ramp to roll the items right in. Once stowed away and secured with the included tie racks, you can travel safely with your extra vehicles to your destination. 

Although the garage does take away from the toy hauler’s living space, ingenious design and effective use of space leave you with a fully functional area to rest and relax after a long day of dirt biking.

Still Wondering What RV You Should Buy? 

If you are still unsure which type of RV best suits your needs and lifestyle, visit You will find a large selection of RVs, each with extensive descriptions, floor plans, and other information that will make it easy to choose the right RV.

Related: 10 Benefits of the RV Lifestyle

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