Recreational Vehicle Trip Pointer For The Beginner And Seasoned RV Lover By John

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My husband is a professionally trained accountant, and because of his skills, he understood the tax laws with regards to owning small businesses. These laws form the basis that makes RV travel inexpensive or free for those who use this method, and here is why.

There are several ways for you to find repo travel trailers at auction. One way to find repo travel trailers is to search local newspapers classifieds and specialty RV selling guides. Another possible way to find an auction location is by checking with local lending institutions and that regularly issue loans on RV travel trailers. You can start with the company currently financing your RV or ask a few dealerships who they would recommend for RV financing. (Tip: There may be one department dealing with RV and car foreclosure. Not every one at the bank will know how to help you. Persistence my be required) The last, and most effective way to find out when and where travel trailer auctions occur is to develop a relationship with a small RV dealer and ask them when, where and how often these take place. Many times these RV dealers go to these auctions on a regular basis. If you are lucky they may even teach you more about how auctions specific to your area work.  Your state may require a license to bid (most don’t), and an rv dealer may be ready to help bid at auction in exchange for a small fee.

RV travel trailers are not too different from fifth-wheel RVs other than being less costly and a bit smaller. As long as you have a vehicle equipped with a hitch, you can tow a travel trailer. Because it’s possible to tow RV travel trailers with a car rather than a truck, you can fit more travelers inside the towing vehicle.

With RV traveling, you can always find better and more efficient ways of cooking and making things easier and safer for yourself and your family. Understanding the differences in RV equipment will help you choose the right unit for your specific needs, and learning how to forecast your travel costs can help lengthen your trip while saving you money.

RV travel trailers are not too different from fifth-wheel RVs other than being less costly and a bit smaller. As long as you have a vehicle equipped with a hitch, you can tow a travel trailer.

Camping describes a range of activities. Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping is often enjoyed in conjunction with activities, such as: canoeing, climbing, fishing, hill walking, mountain biking, motorcycling, swimming, and whitewater kayaking. Camping may also be combined with hiking, either as backpacking or as a series of day hikes from a central location.

Buying a Airstream, Monaco, Beaver, Winnebago, Holiday Rambler, Jayco, or HitchHiker, recreational vehicle? Well you’re not alone and in spite of high fuel prices Class A motor homes is the only category experiencing a decline in sales. Motor home shipments to dealers for 2006 is down 11.9% but Class B and Class C motor homes are showing slight gains. Travel trailers continue to lead the way with sales to dealers up 15% for the year so the “doom and gloomers” can find little solace in the rv industry. It just continues to chug along quite well, thank you.
Consumer surveys addressing “rv use” are surprising as well as two thirds of rv owners plan to use their rv’s more rather than less and 37% responded fuel cost would have no affect on how they would be using their rv’s. This figure does appear high however as surveys also show 45% of rv’ers would just travel shorter distances and 52% responded they would just stay in one area longer with their rv’s. All this boils down to is rv’ers are using their coaches and rigs because they not only love the lifestyle but also feel rv’ing brings their families closer together.
With so many rv types and options available a return to the basics of rv types can serve as a timely reminder for the experienced rv’er and is the starting place for the novice rv’er who just wants to learn more. The following is concise digest of the major pro’s and con’s for all the different rv types. The choice between motor home and travel trailer sometimes is the most daunting decision and unfortunately statistics will be of little help to you because motor home sales and travel trailer sales are about equal at 45% each with the remaining 10% going to fold down trailers. Anyway the following should provide a starting point in your quest for choosing the correct rv type for your specific needs.
MOTOR HOMES
CLASS A Box or Bus style rv on a large truck type chassis
Pro’s:
Motorized, self contained, bestows a sense of “freedom”. Motor homes are the best choice for those who move around a lot.
Con’s
Emotion snuffs out logic with class A buyers either buy the wrong type (the class A) or buy too big. Remember glitz, glimmer, and slick salesmen sell these beauties.
CLASS B Van Camper (Remember them from the 60’s and 70’s?)
Pro’s
Van camper is still quite popular. Economical and easy to maneuver. Will go just about anywhere. Appeal to many especially the seniors who don’t want to hassle with anything big. Van camper also rates very high when addressing rv safety issues.
Con’s
Small, limited living and storage space as well as fresh water, holding tanks, and LP gas storage.
CLASS C Cutaway Van Chassis (different size chassis available)
Pro’s
Economical to drive, great for family use, relatively easy to maneuver and park.
Con’s
Driving area restricted to driving (unlike Class A), can easily become overweight with slides or if they’re too long
TRAILERS
FIFTH WHEELS
Tow hitch situated in truck bed
Pro’s
RV that is most like home , best for extended stays, relatively easy to tow.
Con’s
Not for you if you don’t like to tow or to back up a towed vehicle.
TRAVEL TRAILER
Self explanatory. # 1 RV IN SALES
Pro’s
Go from small to large, unlimited floor plans, versatile and flexible in use. Most households have a vehicle that can tow at least a small travel trailer.
Con’s
Must be carefully searched and researched. Many manufacturers today use cheap materials and poor craftmanship.
Rv’s may at first appear to be inexpensive in cost but in the long run inferior materials and craftsmanship will cost you money.
SPORTS UTILITY TRAILER
(toy hauler) Hottest RV innovation if recent years with manufacturers sometimes unable to meet consumer demand
Pro’s
Take your toys and family with you
Con’s
Axle placement is key to safety. Hitch weight is greater when empty, may be too heavy. Be sure floor in cargo area will secure its contents.
FOLD DOWN
Also referred to as pop-ups, tent trailers, and A Frame trailers
Pro’s
Great for young family or anyone with their first rv’ing experience. Gets you off the ground (compared to tent camping) Have basic rv accessories

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