Owning a Class A motorized; Class C motorized Coachmen or Gulf Stream motorhome; a travel trailer, fifth wheel RV or even a folding camper trailer can be very liberating and exciting. It gives you the ability to take long trips at a moment’s notice just by packing some supplies and starting the engine.
However these particular vehicles require the buyer assessing their needs to avoid purchasing an impractical vehicle. Let’s examine some of the benefits and drawbacks of motorhome or RV ownership.
The first obvious advantage is convenience.
You may need to stock some essentials such as propane or toiletries, but you don’t have to worry about where to stop to eat or take a bathroom break. Just pulling off the road at any rest area will suffice. Another advantage of RV ownership is they have become a mainstream part of our culture. Camping facilities and mechanics that cater to RV users are plentiful and easy to find.
The major potential downside of owning a motorhome is fuel consumption.
Whether you are talking about gasoline, diesel or propane, the recent fuel costs have increased dramatically. This is definitely something to consider before leaving on a cross-country adventure.
Another potential concern is storage.
Where are you going to park your vehicle when it is not in use? Before deciding to park on the street or in the driveway, check on local ordinances or deed restrictions. Otherwise you may find yourself in trouble with local law enforcement, your neighbors, or both! Storage facilities are available in most cities but can be expensive.
If you consider these factors of motorhome or RV ownership, you are sure to make a wise decision.