4 Times To Upgrade Your RV: Know When It’s Time To Take It Up A Notch
As personal preferences change, family needs expand, and RVers become more hardcore than they were before, couples and families can wonder when they’re ready for an RV upgrade. Are there other improvements or features to a different or improved RV that would help us have experience even more fun and relaxation? Yes, as a matter of fact, there is.
An RV should be a comfortable and relaxing space for you. Feeling cramped, or worrying that your RV is going to break down is not a recipe for an enjoyable vacation. Whether you only use your RV a few times a year, or whether you are a full-timer, there are some signs that you should be on the look out for that should put up a red flag for you to know that it’s time to move onto bigger and better things.
Your family has outgrown the space.
As your family grows, your living spaces and vacation spaces must grow as well. Whether you’re adding new kids to the adventures, or if you’re including a few more furry or feathered friends, space must be an issue that you consider.
When traveling, comfort is as important as convenience. While younger children may not mind bunking on the floor, or piled into one pullout bed together, as they grow older (and bigger) this becomes a less fitting option.
A simple upgrade to a larger RV is a perfect solution. For those with burgeoning families, a fifth wheel is a perfect choice. Fifth wheels are some of the most spacious RV’s available, due to the high ceilings and more slide-out areas than other types of motorhomes.
You find yourself fixing more and more problems with your RV.
This is a normal experience for an aging RV — or any vehicle. As a vehicle or motorhome ages, rust and decay can set it. More repairs are inevitable, and many are not costly enough to prompt an owner to consider an upgrade.
If, however, you find that your motorhome is having consistent problems, whether from parts breaking down or an increase in gas or oil consumption, then it might be time to let go of the old motorhome and get an update. Not only are newer models more reliable for your travels, you can also save money by avoiding expensive repairs. Additionally, newer models tend to get better gas mileage.
You can view a newer motorhome of the same model that you’ve had, or you can look into other models of RV that may suit you and your needs better.
You want new features and capabilities.
It’s obvious. New models of RVs have better features and new capabilities. Some have solar panels, others built in flat screens, larger appliances, better mileage, more simple slideouts, or a more sophisticated holding tank for water. You name it, and the technology of recent years have made it more sleek and more convenient.
For some, these additional features that come out each year are enough incentive to upgrade their RV on a regular basis. This keeps their RV in pristine condition, with all the new bells and whistles, and it diminishes their risk of expensive repairs, as it also keeps their RV within warranty.
You want to become a full-timer and need additional features or space.
Full-timing in an RV requires a different level of RV motorhome — it needs to have all of the basic home appliances and conveniences to make it truly liveable. Additionally, full-timers tend to require more space. After all, living in a tiny motorhome can get cramped when it’s year round.
If you are considering becoming a full-time RVer, you may want to assess whether your current RV will be spacious enough for you. Consider past trips you’ve taken in your RV — were there any features that you felt the lack of? Did you feel cramped? Before making the jump to a full-time RV life, carefully consider an upgrade.
Our staff are here to help you determine what style and model of RV is going to fit your needs and desires the best. For some, that might mean small and sleek. For others, it will be spacious and cozy. Whatever your preferences or desires, we are sure to have it for you. Contact our office to chat with us.