CSRA Camperland Augusta Blog
- 0 0Published on Mar 28, 2015
Thinking about an RV?
So your taxes are done and you’re getting a nice refund from Uncle Sam this year. Still trying to decide what to do with it? You could invest it and help build towards your retirement, or you use it towards a nice, new luxury RV! Sounds like a great idea, right? Of course it is!
Buying a new RV has plenty of benefits both now and in the future, but there are a few things you want to consider when looking for the right RV for you.
Just like buying a car, there are endless possibilities when selecting an RV. Also just like buying a car, there are always hidden costs; expenses you don’t think about until after you make the purchase and then end up regretting that extra “upgrade” that you now can’t afford. Here are a few extra costs associated with buying an RV that you want to keep in mind when looking for an RV.
RV’s need to be maintained with proper inspections, oil changes, winterazation, etc. These are things you expect, but what you also need to know is that typically the bigger and more luxurious the RV, the more that can go wrong with it. Mechanical issues, repairs and damage can be more costly on a larger RV simply because the parts are bigger and can be harder to access. The age of your RV can also be a factor. Used RV’s are a great money saver but with age also comes more repairs that might have not been described to you.
Insurance on an RV is just like a car. The bigger and more luxurious RV’s are, the more costly to insure, just like a sports car or SUV. Be prepared ahead of time to know what you can afford each month to cover the insurance.
Filling up the tank on an RV is more expensive because A) the tanks are bigger, and B) the bigger and heavier the RV the more gas they use. With gas prices on the rise again, this may be a deciding factor when making your RV purchase.
Where you’ll stay:
Not all campgrounds are RV friendly. Wherever you travel to you’ll need to ensure the campground you wish to stay at is RV friendly. Also, you’ll want to double check they have the right size campsites to accommodate the length of your RV.
How connected do you want to be? If you are looking to escape from the world, then purchasing an RV without the bells and whistles of big screen TV’s, satellite, and Wi-Fi would be more your speed.
Motorhome VS. Travel Trailer:
If you need to accommodate more people, say a family of four with luxurious amenities, you’ll want to consider a class A or class C motorhome. They are bigger and offer more space to accommodate a larger family. If it’s just you and your significant other and you don’t need fancy amenities, a travel trailer would work perfectly for you. However, when it comes down to actually choosing and purchasing an RV, it is more of a want vs. need debate.
Lucky for you, CSRA Camperland in Georgia has a full selection of new and used RV’s to fit your needs. We’ve got Class A and Class C motorhomes, fifth wheels, and travel trailers from top manufacturers like Jayco, Forest River, and Grand Design.
Come on down and let our experienced staff help you select the RV of your dreams. We are located just outside Augusta and are happy to serve the Georgia and South Carolina area. Visit our website for more information and to see our selection of RV inventory.