Tips for Buying Your First RV: 3 Things You Need to Know

Your dream is to own an RV and travel the open road in search of unique and fantastic places to enjoy life away from the buzz of the office. So, where do you need to start to make your dream of owning an RV like the Coachmen Catalina Legacy travel trailer for sale at Plaza RV? We’ve compiled a quick list of tips for buying your first RV.

Coachmen RV Catalina Main
Take your vacation to the level by driving home a fifth wheel or travel trailer today!

1: Research Beforehand

Buying an RV is a significant investment, so make sure that you know what you’re getting into.  First, you’ll want to decide which kind of RV is right for you; do you like motorhomes, travel trailer, or fifth wheels?  Figure out what size RV you’ll need for your family, what amenities are deal breakers, and which ones you can go without.

Coachmen RV Catalina Kitchen
This Coachmen Catalina travel trailer features an oven, range, microwave, fridge, and double sink!

2: Walk-Through

Schedule a time to visit some RV dealers to see some of the models you’re interested in buying in person.  It’s a great idea to get a feel for the space, so you can see how the layout feels and picture your family inside.  The walk-through will also give you a better idea of the storage capacity of this RV, and some dealers will even let you rent specific models to try-before-you-buy!

Coachmen RV Catalina Living
This travel trailer feels spacious thanks to the large windows and huge slide out.

3: Know Your Towing Capacity

Lastly, you need to know what your vehicle can handle before you take home your new RV.  Most travel trailers can be pulled by 1/2 ton trucks, but some are too heavy and will cause your engine to wear out!  Finding out the towing capacity is as easy as a simple internet search and most dealers will be able to tell you what kind of truck you’ll need to pull their different models.  Alternatively, if you’d rather skip the process of towing capacity, then look into purchasing a motorhome, instead!

Now you’re ready to get out there and find the perfect RV! You can start by browsing some of the incredible RVs available at Plaza RV. Contact us today!

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