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Buying an RV

Vacations are about to get even better

Real Adventures

From family bonding to affordable getaways to spontaneous road trips – the reasons to buy an RV are endless. RVing empowers you to customize your own adventure and go on a real vacation.

Pre-Owned RVs

Buying a pre-owned RV is a great way to make your vacation dream a reality for less. Whether you’re looking for a towable or motorized RV, check with an RV dealer because they often receive RVs as trade-ins on new vehicles. Just like buying a pre-owned car or truck, RV dealers provide a thorough predelivery inspection of the used RV.

Affordability

Families of four can save up to 64% on RV vacations compared to traditional vacations and couples can save up to 53%. Financing options are available to qualified borrowers and you may qualify for a tax deduction because the interest on your RV loan is generally deductible as second-home mortgage interest.

Vacation just got even better

Whether this is your first step toward becoming an RVer or you’ve had some experience, the reasons to buy are endless: from family bonding to affordable getaways to spontaneous adventures. If you’re the type of person who wants to take charge of your schedule, then an RV gives you that flexibility. You’re in the driver’s seat, literally – you decide when and where you go and for how long.

Vacation just got even better

Choosing Your First RV

Want to find that perfect RV? The first thing you have to do is narrow down the RV type that will work best for your needs. Here are five questions you should ask that will help you decide which RV type should be on your short list.

Choosing Your First RV

Real RVers Living Their Dreams

family camping

It might sound a little dramatic to say that RVing changed our lives but it really and truly did.

Jeremy & Stephanie Puglisi | The RV Atlas

Brown's Dope Little Adventure

As a kid, I said that when I retired, I was going to buy an RV and travel the country. And then I finally realized, why do I need to wait until I’m older? How often do you get to live out your life dreams while you’re still young?

Will and Britta Brown | Brown's Dope Little Adventure

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Robert and Jessica Meinhoffer

We wanted to connect with our kids more. We wanted to be together more because we know this time is fleeting and we’re not going to get these moments back.

Robert and Jessica Meinhoffer | Lifestyle Blogger

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Noel Russell

I grew up camping in various different recreation vehicles my entire life with my entire family. I got to try and catch fish with my bare hands and sleep with the wind blowing through the redwood. It was just magic.

Noel Russell | Writer, adventurer, and photographer

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Class B Motorhome
Class B Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics

Class Bs offer a kitchen, seating, bathroom and place to sleep.

Class C Full Bathroom

Full Bathroom

Space is used efficiently in class B RVs and many have full wet or dry baths.

Motorized

Class B Motorhomes

Class B motorhomes, also known as camper vans, feature all the conveniences of a furnished motor home but are compact enough to make driving one as easy as your regular van or SUV.

  • Sleeps 2 to 4 people
  • Easy Parking
  • Nimble & easy to drive
  • Simple Bathroom Facilities
  • Compact kitchen
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Travel Trailer
Travel Trailer Spacious Living

Spacious Living

Travel Trailers often have large living room areas and dedicated dining and kitchen space with full size appliances and large windows for lots of natural lighting.

travel trailer bathroom

Large Bathroom

Travel trailers are large enough to offer extra storage cabinets and full size showers and bathtubs.

Travel Trailer Separate Bedroom

Separate Bedroom

Travel Trailers are large enough to offer a private bedroom, sometimes with king size beds, and additional closet and cabinet space.

travel trailer bunk bed

Bunk beds

In addition to couches and dinettes that convert to beds, some travel trailers have full sized bunk beds with additional storage space.

Towable

Travel Trailers

Travel Trailers are the most popular type of RV because they come in all shapes and sizes and can accommodate solo travelers all the way up to large families.

  • Sleeps up to 10 people
  • Extra storage
  • Full-sized bathroom and toilet
  • Large living space & separate bedroom
  • Large Entertainment Systems
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Teardrop Trailer
Teardrop Trailer Lounge, Cook, Sleep

Lounge, Cook, Sleep

The bench seating teardrop trailers is often used for couch space, seating for meals, and converts to a bed for sleeping. Basic kitchens are standard in teardrops.

Teardrop Trailer Roomy

Roomy

Despite their exterior appearance, there is plenty of room to stretch out, cook, and sleep.

Teardrop Trailer Sleep

Sleep

Larger teardrop trailers have a dedicated bed and sleeping area.

Towable

Teardrop Trailers

Teardrop Trailers

  • Sleeps 2-3 people
  • Light-weight, can be towed with a family car, minivan or SUV
  • Basic bathroom amenities
  • Basic kitchen amenities
  • Can be stored in a garage
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Sports Utility RV
Sport Utility RV Garage

Garage

The back of the RV drops down to create a ramp to easily access the garage for storing bikes, ATVs, kayaks, motorcycles, and other toys to bring along on the RV adventure. Some garage areas also have fold up bunk beds to increase sleeping areas while the garage is not being used.

Sport Utility RV Living area

Living area

There is plenty of space in this type of vehicle including a large living area with a kitchen, couch, entertainment system, and a full bathroom.

Sport Utility RV Private Bedroom

Private Bedroom

The larger sport utility RVs have a separate bedroom area for occupants. This can be found in travel trailers, 5th wheels and motorized sport utility RVs.

Towable

Sport Utility RVs

Available as travel trailers, 5th wheels, and Class A motorhomes, sport utility RVs are built for those who want to take motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, or other motorized toys on the road with them while RVing. The back of the RV drops down forming a ramp for access into a garage area to easily store and access sports equipment.

  • Sleeping capacity for up to 8 people
  • Garage for storing and accessing large sports equipment
  • Full-sized bathroom
  • Kitchen Amenities
  • Entertainment Systems
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Truck Camper
Truck Camper Cook

Cook

Truck campers often feature an efficient kitchen complete with an oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and sink.

truck camper bathroom

Bathe Comfortably

Truck campers include full wet or dry baths and some even have a bathtub!

Truck Camper Dining

Dining

Truck campers often offer comfortable, dedicated dining areas.

Truck Camper Comfy Bed

Comfy Bed

The dedicated bedroom area often boasts a queen size bed and entertainment system.

Towable

Truck Campers

Truck Campers are portable units designed to be loaded onto, or affixed to, the bed or chassis of a pickup truck. This type of RV is an easy and economical option for pick up truck owners.

  • Sleeps 2-6 people
  • Nimble and easy to drive
  • Easy to Park
  • Entertainment Systems
  • Simple Bathroom Facilities

Find a Dealer

Visit your local dealer to go for a test drive and find the RV that's right for you.

travel trailer on the beach

Find the Right RV

Not sure what's out there? Find RV manufacturers that make the type of RV you wish to buy.