Buying a travel trailer: If you are new to the RV scene, then a travel trailer may be the perfect option for you. A travel trailer is a smart choice for beginners because it is smaller and attaches to the back of another vehicle, yet it is still spacious, fully functional, and durable with solid walls. Many travel trailers also have extensions that expand space once you park and set up camp. Patriot RV of Ashland has a lot of travel trailers in stock, and we understand it may be hard to pick the right one, so we have put together a travel trailer guide for beginners:
The first thing you should consider is the maximum weight your truck or other towing vehicle is able to pull. You do not want to invest your time looking at travel trailers that are too heavy for you to tow. When calculating the maximum weight capacity, AAA suggests adding the labeled dry weight of the travel trailer plus 1,000 pounds for the cargo you will be bringing along.
Along the same lines, you will want to find the right size travel trailer. If you are going on a solo excursion with your four-legged best friend, then a more compact travel trailer may be just what you need. However, if you have plans to go camping with the entire family this summer, then you may prefer a larger travel trailer with pop-out options that accommodate more people.
If you are hesitant about buying an RV because you have never used them before, then consider buying a preowned RV. This way there is much less investment and risk involved. Your initial cost will be significantly less than buying new, and in the chance, you decide RV life is not for you, you can sell the RV and not lose as much in depreciation value. Patriot RV of Ashland has both new and used RVs in our vast inventory, including many recent models equipped with some of the latest features available.
The best thing about RVs is that they are the best of both worlds — they have all the comforts of home combined with the conveniences of a car. However, as such, they require extra TLC. Like with a car, you will need to have the mechanical parts, like the engine, routinely checked and serviced, in addition to the water and sewer systems, gas tank, and other “home” aspects. Considering all this, you will want to set aside a budget for the maintenance of your RV. Thankfully, you can trust Patriot RV of Ashland to service your RV with top-of-the-line expertise and competitive costs.