With local or domestic travel on the increase, it is critical to be able to choose your family mode of travel and here are some tips to do just that.
The motor home, RV or camper van is a trending item and social platforms are all a buzz with the latest in local travel tips and which destinations are the best for your budget. But most will assume that the purchase of the vehicle has already been done. This article aims to provide a few tips on how to choose an RV or motor home that will suit your needs and allow you and your family to partake in what is now the fastest growing form of tourism in the world.
Where do you want to go?
Before you start to look at an RV or motor home you need to be clear as to where you would want to go in it. Yes, having an idea of traveling the country in a free spirited and carefree way is a great idea, but spending money on a motor home may require you to go that extra step and actually have a few concrete ideas of where you would like to go. This will influence the type of vehicle that you will need. Various destinations have access requirements or restrictions on vehicle sizes, the roads that you intend to take, and highway or driving licensing will all play a part in deciding the vehicle size and capabilities.
What is your budget?
Knowing exactly how much you can spend is a good first step. What many local travelers and road trip aficionados now do is to calculate what the yearly spend in travel and holidays is and then use this as a means to access appropriate Auto Finance Online. The plan being to pay off the motor home using the travel component of the holiday budget.
Who is going with you?
Who you intend to do the traveling with will affect the size of motorhome that you will need. If the entire family intends to travel the country with you, then a single sleeper will not do. There are various options available, but space costs so on the other hand, if you do not need the extra beds, then keep it simple. The aim is to buy a vehicle that meets the needs of your family or travel group.
Where will it be parked?(When not galivanting across the country)
The biggest RV or motor home on the lot may be great to look at and even better on the road, full of family and fun, but when the road trip ends it will need parking. Think this through and ensure that once you have driven it home it has a place to stay. This can be an ongoing cost if you need to secure storage or parking on street, and must be considered before making the purchase.
These are just a few simple things to consider before buying your dream camper van or motor home and if you think it through in this manner you are likely to start your road trip adventure on the right footing.