10 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING THE PERFECT RV FOR YOUR FAMILY

A soft bed to sleep on after the day spent playing at the lake. A kitchen to easily prepare your family’s favorite meals. A shower to clean up in after a long day on a dusty trail. A home away from home in all your favorite places.

 

You’ve decided you want to experience the RV life. Or maybe you’ve been hooked for some time, but your family’s needs have changed and it’s time for an upgrade. With so many RVs to choose from it can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, ask yourself these ten questions to help make the decision easier.

 

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4 TIPS FOR FINANCING AN RV

Much like buying a car, most people who buy an RV must first obtain financing. Many RVs are a major life purchase, and financing makes RVing afforadable, similar to how a person affords a home by getting a mortgage.

 

With that being said, you do want to be smart with how you handle your finances. Unlike houses, RVs depreciate the moment you drive them off the lot. By being careful when financing your RV, you are more likely to be happy with your purchase, plus you’ll be able to save the most money.

 

Monument Valley

 

Here are my tips for financing an RV:

 

Improve your credit score.

Before you set out to buy an RV with a loan, you should make sure your credit score is as high as you can get it.

 

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IS FULL TIME RVING RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

Camping next to mountain lakes. Fishing along peaceful rivers. Evenings spent around a campfire. Hiking through alpine forests. A new “backyard” every week. The love of the open road is as American as apple pie.

“Living the dream!”

This was something we heard multiple times during our four years of full time RVing. And you know what? For us full time RVing was a dream come true. Our four years on the road were amazing, but as our boys grew into teenagers their needs changed. Now in a different season of life we are going to enjoy part time RVing until the times comes when we can hit the road full time again.

Perhaps you have spent many hours dreaming of hitting the road but how do you know if RVing full time is really right for you? For some, full time RVing is a perfect fit, but for others part time RVing or being weekend warriors may be a better fit. From personality types to family dynamics there is much to consider. So before you uproot yourself to hit the open road, ask yourself these 10 questions to know if full time RVing is right for you.

 

Do you thrive on change or prefer stability?

 

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FIVE FIFTH WHEEL REMODELS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!

There is nothing like setting up your home with a backyard that includes mountains or rivers. You just can’t beat bringing along your home on wheels to experience our country’s natural beauty and explore the endless cultural opportunities. Some people take “there’s no place like home” a step further and remodel their RVs to fit their unique personalities and interests, just like any brick and mortar home.

Check out these five gorgeous fifth wheel remodels.

 

Chelsie and Ryan

 

RVer couple portrait

 

Chelsie & Ryan are 20-something newlyweds who travel the US in their renovated camper with their fluffy goldendoodle puppy. They speak for their company Trades of Hope, while photographing their travels along the way. They love waking up in the woods, watching Parks & Rec together, and coffee shop hopping in each city they visit. Their RV remodel is light, bright, and open with pops of color and whimsical touches.

 

Fifth wheel RV remodel before after photo of living room with white cabinets

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5 RV EXPENSES TO BUDGET FOR

There is no single RV budget that fits all. The budget available, as well as needs that can be planned for, depend on the type of RV and the RVer’s lifestyle. Some people are able to live their RV dream on $1,000 a month, whereas others may live on budgets higher or lower. However, there are many common expenses that the average RVer encounters.

By knowing these ahead of time, you are more likely to have fun since you won’t have unexpected RVing expenses impacting your monthly budget.

Knowing about the common RV expenses will also help you figure out which RV best fits your lifestyle, how big of a budget you have to work with, and more.

Below are five RV expenses to consider when making your budget.

 

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