If you are considering purchasing a Recreational Vehicle, it is great idea to first hire or rent one and use it for some length of time.
This will give you an excellent idea about what are the things that are important for you and your family; bells and whistles that you can do without and necessities that you simply cannot do without. In any case it is a good idea to keep in mind the following:
Firstly consider your requirements and consider your own tolerance thresholds when you do so.
Is it a large or a small family that you require an RV[RV camping] for? Is it for long trips or short ones? Will you need mod cons such as air conditioners, heating, etc.? Can you manage with just very basic plumbing and no shower?
Also consider things like ease of driving, insurance and your driving abilities. Consider the fact that you need special driving skills for driving an RV, with particular regard to parking and reversing.
Consider if a detachable trailer kind of RV may not be more the thing for you that the full fledged large luxury RVs, which are actually more difficult to handle and drive.
You will most likely need a different kind of license to drive an RV. You must also peruse your insurance policies to see if RVs are covered. If not sure, consult an agent. Moreover, be aware of your own limitations while driving and choose an appropriate and sensible option for you.
If buying a second hand or pre-owned RV check or have it checked thoroughly for any damage or problems from a previous crash or accident. Check all the fittings to see that they are in good working condition.
If buying a new one, check what the standard fittings that it comes with are and what are the extras that you will have to pay for in addition to that. Accessories, fittings, plumbing consider everything carefully and don’t be afraid to ask plenty of questions about what the RV comes pre-fitted with.
Also consider the maintenance costs of RVs, they are not just a onetime expense but also cost quite a bit just to maintain. Obviously the bigger ones will cost more in terms of upkeep and so on.
Once you have considered all the salient points and covered everything of import, there is no reason why you should not have an RV that will give you comfort and joy for years to come.