A Guide To RV Features
If you are in the market for an RV, you’ve probably seen the long lists of features each RV has to offer. When it comes down to it, though, you really just want to know which features are important to you. Which features should I take into account, and how important is each? Here are a few things to consider when you are buying an RV.
There are many features to choose from, but the main ones are space, bedding, appliances, bathing, and entertainment. An easy measure of space is how long the RV is. RVs generally range from 20-45 feet in length. This equates to about 150-450 square feet of living space. Most of this space will be taken up by the kitchen and sleeping areas. Most people would like to have a good size bedroom with a spacious bed. RVs can handle anything from bunk beds to queen size beds. If you are travelling with children, bunk beds are very space efficient.
A good size kitchen is another must for a serious RV traveller. One of the most important features for travellers is countertop space, because many find it difficult to prepare food or clean dishes with a small counter. Additionally, a large countertop will double as a table where you can eat. Another critical feature is shelving space. You need space to store your dishes, hand towels, eating utensils, etc. Sink space may or may not be important to you, depending on how many dishes will need washing. Finally, most people like to have a decent dishwasher in their RV kitchen. Look for features like space, durability, a trusted brand name, and an easy way to connect to a water source.
Entertainment may not seem like an important feature, but after long hours on the road you may think differently (especially if you are traveling with children!). Simple things like an adjustable TV mount, computer space, and seats placed in good locations for watching the TV can become a huge convenience on the road.
Finally, possibly the most important things while travelling by RV are the bathroom and shower. The last thing you want after a long day on the road is to crawl into a shower that is too cramped and stuffy. Pick a shower with enough space to move around as well as place washing materials like soap or scrubbers. Places to hang your clothes and towels are also small things that can make a big difference.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which features you want the most. Use this guide to create a list of features you would like before you go RV shopping. Then, come give us a visit here at Kirkland RV! We have dozens of RVs for sale with a variety of features. Our team will be happy to guide you through the models that offer the features you are looking for.