This is finally the year you’re going to get yourself and your family a luxury RV and hit the open road. There are number of things to consider when making your purchase, so you’re going to need to do some research to get it right.
This article will serve as your guide to purchasing your luxury RV. We’ll show you exactly what you should look for in your RV and things to consider. Read along and figure what you need to do to live your best life on the road in 2022.
Consider Your Usage and Needs
The first step in any major purchase is to consider how much you’re going to use and how you’re going to use it. Consider where you’ll be taking the RV and the size of the vehicle you’ll need to live comfortably while out on the road.
Are you going to be using it for a home away from home or more as a vacation vehicle? Spacial requirements and amenities can vary greatly in any luxury RV, so you’ll want to consider what exactly you’ll need to make your life as comfortable as possible when using the RV.
You also need to consider your tow vehicle. Most luxury RV’s need to be pulled by at least a mid-sized SUV or truck. Being underpowered while on the road is not only unsafe, it’ll make your vacation more of a nightmare than fun.
Additionally, you’ll need to consider your budget. Luxury RV’s can be had for a modest investment all the way up to the price of a small home, so figure out what you want to spend for your needs and start there.
How Do Plan on Camping?
There are several different means to which you can use your RV to camp these days. There’s off-grid camping, family vacations, and a relatively new phenomenon called “glamping” or luxury camping.
Off-the-grid camping is generally parking in a wilderness area without many amenities. You’ll will not have running water or electricity here, so you’ll need to plan for that. In addition to needing a freshwater supply, you’ll likely need to invest in a generator to provide power for your luxury RV.
Family vacationing often means that you’ll be staying in a national or state park. Amenities in these areas are generally available, with running water and electricity hook ups depending on which area you’re staying in. Campgrounds also have recreational areas, food nearby, and you’re never very far from basic needs like groceries or gas.
Luxury camping or “glamping” is essentially where you have pretty much everything you enjoy at home with you on your RV. Since you’re reading this, you’re likely interested in this new and exciting way to get away from home. Glamping in a luxury RV will provide you access to WiFi, TV, fine furniture, and comfortable beds. This is a great way to work while on the road and spend a whole summer using your new RV as your work-from-home base.
Whichever method you’re looking for, there are RV options that will serve you best. We suggest thinking about your goals for your new RV, what amenities you’ll need, and determining the right fit from there.
Shopping for your Luxury RV
Shopping for your new RV is probably the most fun part of the whole process. Here is where you’ll get to view many different models and styles, sit on the furniture, and picture yourself on vacation with your new toy.
However, there are a few things you’ll need to consider while shopping. First and foremost, you’ll need a reputable dealer. Much like car dealerships, RV dealers can be found all over with some being much better than others.
We suggest finding a dealer that has a history in the travel trailer industry and sells high quality products that are backed by a warranty. This way you know that you’re going to be taken care of should anything go wrong with your new purchase.
Try to find a dealer that is sensitive to your needs and not just trying to upsell you into their biggest and most expensive luxury RV model. This will also forge a great relationship and you know you can go to them again and again.
Financing your Luxury RV
If you’re in the market for a luxury model RV, chances are you’re going to need to finance your purchase. While some might have cash on the spot, an RV of this caliber often comes with a sizable price tag. After all, a luxury RV is more like a home or cottage than a normal everyday camper is.
Most of the time, a good dealer can get you set up with a good financial institution to get you the funding to complete your purchase. With their relationships with the lenders, you’re likely to see a better financing rate and a much easier process than going through a traditional bank yourself.
Your dealer will almost always have a team member on hand whose sole purpose is to work with the banks on your behalf. This makes the process easy, and also will give you several great options to fit the financing to match your budget and expectations.
Storing Your RV
The final consideration is for when you get your new luxury home. You’ll need to plan for ample space at your home to store the RV when you’re not using it.
This means you’ll need a decent sized lot, or a dedicated building to keep your purchase out of the elements long-term.
The other storage consideration you’ll need to factor in is if you’re going to have to pay for a long-term storage unit. This can be costly, so be sure to factor it into your budget when purchasing your luxury RV.
Congratulations on considering a new luxury RV to take your vacation lifestyle to the next level. This piece should give you a great checklist to get you started, and you’ll be enjoying the open road in no time!