5 Things You Might Not Know About Owning an RV
1. Yes, There Are Affordable RVs That Fit Your Budget
At El Monte Sales, our goal is to get people out into the wilderness so they can enjoy and embrace mother nature’s beauty. And, let’s face it: the idea of camping loses its glamour when you have to battle the elements, keep bugs at bay and figure out how to store your food from pesky critters. And when you look at the price to book a flight and make hotel reservations, your head starts to hurt.
For this reason, we recommend browsing our extensive selection of RVs for sale. By eliminating unnecessary spending habits and saving your money for a short period, you can easily buy the RV you’ve always dreamed of, or at the very least, find RV rentals that suit your needs. The next time you want to tell yourself, “there are no affordable RVs that fit my budget,” think again.
2. Get the Maintenance Essentials
Owning an RV is easy, but taking care of it can be challenging! At El Monte Sales, we recommend buying the tools and gadgets you’ll need to maintain and care for your RV rentals and personal vehicles. Although each owner has their own needs and expectations, here are the critical items that every RV enthusiast needs before embarking on a trip:
- Drinking hose
- Blocks for leveling
- Medical kits
- Toilet paper
- Surge protectors and power adapters
- Household cleaning items
- Spare batteries
- Brooms, mops and shovels
- Water filters
The items above make your life easier to manage while on the road, but more importantly, extend the lifespan of your vehicle.
3. Adopt Productive Habits
Now that you have your essentials, it’s time to adopt productive daily habits. For starters, many first-time buyers who look at RVs for sale forget that, while their RV is technically a vehicle, it’s a home on wheels. In the same way that we tend to our house and living quarters to ensure cleanliness and ease of access, our RV needs love, too.
To start, adopt the 333 rule; this rule, generally speaking, states that you shouldn’t travel more than 300 miles per day, arrive at 3 p.m. or sooner and pack enough materials to last for a 3-day stay. From here, it’s all about creating a checklist of actionable steps to ensure the safety of your RV and your family:
- Did you pull your steps in?
- Did you remember to remove your leveling blocks?
- Did you tie down and secure items attached to the exterior?
- Are all your hoses unplugged and stored?
- Did you remove antennas or cables on the top of your RV?
While these tasks seem tedious, they ensure safe travels while trekking into nature.
4. Tires, Tires, Tires!
The foundation that many enthusiasts forget when discussing motorhome sales are the wheels. Simply put, you aren’t going on any adventures if you don’t have a reliable set of tires to grip the road and trails. More specifically, how often should you exchange your tires for new pairs?
For most individuals, buying new tires anywhere every three and six years is ideal. This rule gives you plenty of time to break your tires in without experiencing balding or lack of grip. However, heavy travelers and individuals who constantly head out into rough terrain need to examine their tires frequently, ensuring balding and wear are kept at bay. If you fall into the latter category, exchanging your worn tires every couple of years is essential.
5. How Tall Are Ya?
Lastly, how tall are you? No, we’re not talking about your personal height! Unlike regular automobiles we drive around the city, RV owners must pay attention to the clearance of their vehicles before heading into specific areas. For most locations, clearance heights aren’t an issue, but if you plan on heading into a parking garage or a snug location, ensure that your roof doesn’t clip the architecture. Failure to follow this method is a costly error to make.
If you’re ready to talk about motorhome sales and how you could benefit from a recreational vehicle, reach out to El Monte Sales today. Let us help you climb into the driver’s seat and embark on a journey today!