Buying an RV – be it a travel trailer, campervan, 5th wheel, motorhome or perhaps a truck camper – means you need to know exactly what you’re looking for and how to get it. After all, your RV is your home – even if only for the weekends – so choosing the right one can be challenging.
We’ve put together a series of guides on choosing and buying an RV. You’ll find all levels of know-how here, from basic concepts explained to newbies, to detailed lists with examples of specific floorplans. Take a look at what we have to offer and binge on these guides so you can make your purchase with confidence.
Whether you buy from a dealership or a private listing, a new RV or a used one, we’re sure you’ll find the right guide for you in this page.
- 7 Types of RV’s You Simply Must Know
- 19 Top Tips For Buying An RV For The First Time
- Buying A Used RV Guide (Including Helpful Tips And A Full Checklist)
- RV Warranties: The Complete Guide
- Travel Trailer Vs. Motorhome (Pros And Cons)
- Should I Buy A 5th Wheel? (Pros And Cons Listed)
- Truck Camper Vs Class B Van: Which Is Better For You?
- Truck Campers With Slideouts (With 7 Examples)
- What Is A Toy Hauler? (Including 6 Detailed Examples)
- When Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Travel Trailer?
- How Long Do RV’s Last?
- How Long Is An RV? (With 14 Examples)
- What Is The Average Height Of An RV? (Including 16 Examples)
- RV Fiberglass Vs Aluminum Siding (Which Is Best?)
- What Is A Self-Contained RV (And Do You Need One?)
- What Is The Most Expensive RV Brand?
- Which RV’s Are Truly Four Season? (Including 11 Examples)
- What Is A Bunkhouse Travel Trailer? (Including 12 Real-Life Examples)
- Which Travel Trailers Are The Lightest? (13 Models Reviewed)
- What’s The Best RV For A Family Of Four? (With 13 Examples)
- Jayco Vs. Forest River: Which RV To Choose? (Compared By RV Type)
- 13 Fifth Wheel RVs With A Front Living Room (Illustrated Examples)
- Can You Have A Fireplace In A Travel Trailer? (Including Six Examples)
- 11 RVs With An Outdoor Kitchen That Are Perfect For Camping
- Travel Trailers With Rear Kitchens (10 Real-Life Examples)
- Best Rear Living-Room Travel Trailers (Including 13 Real-Life Examples)
- 10 Awesome Travel Trailers Under 6000 Lbs
- 8 Small Truck Campers That Take You Camping Where No Trailer Can!
- What Should You Name Your New RV?
7 Types of RV’s You Simply Must Know
If you know nothing about RV’s, this is the first guide you need to be reading. Let us take you through the various types of RV’s out there, from the three classes of motorhomes, through trailers and 5th wheels, all the way to truck campers and pop-up trailers.
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19 Top Tips For Buying An RV For The First Time
An RV is a big investment and the process of buying it is the hardest part. Here’s a list of 19 tips that we recommend following to have a smooth and enjoyable buying process.
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Buying A Used RV Guide (Including Helpful Tips And A Full Checklist)
Buying secondhand? Here’s how to choose your used RV, where to look for it and a checklist of what should you be looking for once you find that seemingly perfect rig.
RV Warranties: The Complete Guide
Warranties can cause anxiety because if we don’t understand them correctly, it can cost thousands of dollars in RV repairs that aren’t covered. It’s no surprise there is some confusion about it so here’s a complete guide for you to learn.
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Travel Trailer Vs. Motorhome (Pros And Cons)
One of the biggest choices to make when choosing an RV is whether to go with a motorhome – a single unit of a vehicle and living quarters – or a towing setup with a travel trailer or maybe even a 5th wheel. This post will go into the pros and cons in detail.
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Should I Buy A 5th Wheel? (Pros And Cons Listed)
Are you trying to decide if buying a 5th wheel is the right choice? The answer to this question will end up depending on your budget and lifestyle.
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Truck Camper Vs Class B Van: Which Is Better For You?
If you’re looking to buy a smaller RV for one or two people, you may come to the point where the alternatives are a truck camper or a class B van. And after some research, we found a satisfying answer to this common question.
Truck Campers With Slideouts (With 7 Examples)
Are you looking for a truck camper with slideouts? They can be difficult to find, so we researched available models to help you find the best option for you. For each model, we will take a look at the dimensions, weight, features, and how many slideouts the truck camper has.
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What Is A Toy Hauler? (Including 6 Detailed Examples)
What makes an RV a toy hauler? To help you understand everything about toy haulers, we have researched everything there is to know about these special kinds of trailers. And we have also included several examples of all different kinds of toy haulers.
When Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Travel Trailer?
Buying an RV at a particular season and a particular location can save you thousands of dollars. There are a lot of options on the market, and there are also a lot of different ways to purchase an RV. We decided to try to figure out what the best time of the year is for buying a travel trailer.
How Long Do RV’s Last?
People that know how to make smart investments will typically ask themselves how long a vehicle, such as an RV, will last. Worried about making a secure investment or just about how long you’ll be able to use your RV? We’ve put some time into researching how long RV’s last and have the answers here.
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How Long Is An RV? (With 14 Examples)
Once you have your own RV, you will absolutely need to know its exact size – including length specs. At this point, you may be wondering just how big of a beast an RV even is. Getting the facts right is necessary so we’re here to help you with some well-research info!
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What Is The Average Height Of An RV? (Including 16 Examples)
Having adequate room to get around the vehicle without bumping your head or your body shouldn’t just be a luxury, but something that’s mandatory. You may wonder then, what is the average height of an RV? We’ve done extensive research to provide you the answer.
RV Fiberglass Vs Aluminum Siding (Which Is Best?)
As you search through RV listings, you will likely notice that the vast majority of trailers are made out of either aluminum or fiberglass. The obvious question is: which is best? From expert information to regular owners, we have discovered all of the advantages of each type of RV siding.
What Is A Self-Contained RV (And Do You Need One?)
You may have come across the term “self-contained RV”. Wondering what this actually means? After all, you expect an RV to have a kitchen, bed, and sitting area, so how much more “self-contained” can a rig get? We wondered the same so set out to research the question.
What Is The Most Expensive RV Brand?
Even if you’re not in the market for an RV that looks like it was pulled straight out of a Transformers movie, it does make for a good read to learn about some of the most expensive models that money can buy. These RVs come equipped with state-of-the-art tech that will give even the most luxurious mansions a run for their money.
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Which RV’s Are Truly Four Season? (Including 11 Examples)
Have you heard about 4 season RV’s? Wondering what they are and how to determine whether a travel trailer, 5th wheel or motorhome truly are four-season? It can certainly be confusing with salespeople and sites throwing the term around so freely. The answer is here.
What Is A Bunkhouse Travel Trailer? (Including 12 Real-Life Examples)
If you’re looking to buy an RV – of pretty much any type – you may have already seen the term “bunkhouse RV” or “bunkhouse travel trailer”. Here’s what it actually means.
Which Travel Trailers Are The Lightest? (13 Models Reviewed)
It’s a simple question, but the answer can be hard to find. Pulling a small trailer is now an option for many people who own car-based crossover SUVs. Here, we will list the 13 lightest trailers we were able to find, listed in order of UVW (unloaded vehicle weight).
What’s The Best RV For A Family Of Four? (With 13 Examples)
Are you searching for the right RV for your family of 4? It can be a lot of fun shopping for an RV, but there are so many makes and models of RVs, the search can be overwhelming. We’re going to highlight examples of 13 different types of RVs in this article.
Jayco Vs. Forest River: Which RV To Choose? (Compared By RV Type)
Some staunchly support Jayco and its history of excellence. Others favor Forest River and its variety of RVs and campers. Which of the two RVs should you choose?
13 Fifth Wheel RVs With A Front Living Room (Illustrated Examples)
Today’s 5th-wheel RVs come in a staggering array of layouts, but one floorplan usually shines above the rest. For some, that floorplan is the front-living-room layout. This is a relatively new concept with 5th wheels, which traditionally saw the master bedroom at the very front of the trailer (where it connects to your truck).
Can You Have A Fireplace In A Travel Trailer? (Including Six Examples)
It may be summer now, but soon, you’ll take your travel trailer into storage for another cold, boring winter. Sometimes, you think amenities like a fireplace could really extend your camping season. Can you even have a fireplace in a travel trailer? Here’s the answer.
11 RVs With An Outdoor Kitchen That Are Perfect For Camping
In recent years, an outdoor kitchen has become a feature many RVers enjoy. An outdoor kitchen does not replace the indoor kitchen in the RV, but gives an additional option for RVers who enjoy cooking outdoors. It’s also convenient to keep odors and heat from cooking outside.
Travel Trailers With Rear Kitchens (10 Real-Life Examples)
Travel trailers with a rear-kitchen layout provide some interesting advantages over other RV types. For one, using the rear area of the trailer for the kitchen means this layout typically offers the most cabinet room and counter space.
Best Rear Living-Room Travel Trailers (Including 13 Real-Life Examples)
A rear living-room floorplan usually has several windows and offers a broader view from the rear windows of the rig as well as giving an open lounge area that allows groups to gather inside the travel trailer. Here are 13 options of rear living-room models, and some information on each.
10 Awesome Travel Trailers Under 6000 Lbs
If you’re looking for great camper trailers that are lightweight, this is the post for you – focusing specifically on travel trailers under 6000lbs. Travel trailers come in all different shapes and sizes. But the lighter options have seen a recent popularity increase thanks to a few key benefits.
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8 Small Truck Campers That Take You Camping Where No Trailer Can!
If you don’t want a massive, overly priced RV, but you still crave something that accommodates your mobile lifestyle, then a truck camper may just be for you. Depending on how flexible your definition of a truck camper is, you can find some incredibly lightweight options out there.
What Should You Name Your New RV?
Naming your RV can be a fun part of the RVing experience. It ensures your on-the-road home feel like another piece of your family. But settling on the right one can be quite tricky as you need something that’s perfect. After significant research on the topic, we came up with some options that we think could suit an RV well.
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We hope you find these guides helpful! We’ll keep adding to them, so make sure you bookmark this page and come back often! And if you’re planning on towing, make sure you check out our page about buying a pickup truck too!