- Step 1: Start small Start with a small motor home or trailer and trade your way up if this will be your first time driving an RV.
- Step 2: Rent before buying Rent an RV before committing to spending thousands of dollars to see if you feel comfortable driving and maneuvering it on the road.
- TIP: Give the RV a good test run by sitting in the chairs, sleeping in the beds, and using all the amenities over a long weekend or vacation in the park.
- Step 3: Visit an RV show Visit an RV show to tour as many different models as possible and make a mental list of all your likes and dislikes.
- Step 4: Buy new for more options Purchase a new RV to customize it with the luxury options you want, especially if you plan on traveling a lot or making it your second home.
- TIP: Think about a used RV if you plan on using it for vacations or for travel once or twice a year.
- Step 5: Find a dealer Research a dealer carefully online or through the Better Business Bureau to avoid getting ripped off on maintenance, parts, and storage costs.
- FACT: The United States has over four million miles of national highways and roads.
You Will Need
- Small motor home or trailer
- Rental RV
- RV show
- Luxury options
- Test run (optional)
- Used RV (optional)