Choosing the right RV for your needs can be difficult if you’ve never owned an RV before and you don’t know exactly what you want. There are so many different choices to choose from between brands, floor plans and sizes. Furthermore, you need to decide whether a truck camper, fifth wheel, towable or motor home best fits your needs.
If you have a truck that will tow or are planning on purchasing a truck that will tow, your options open up a little more. If you don’t have a heavy duty truck, you can choose a fold down, a truck camper or a motor home.
For towables, you are limited to how much your truck can tow. Don’t forget, if you want to put the fifth wheel adapter in, you have to figure the weight of the adapter in the payload.
When choosing a towable RV, don’t use the net weight to determine whether your truck can pull the RV; you need to figure the weight with the RV loaded and the tanks full. The RVs tanks vary depending on the size of the RV. You need to know how much the fresh water tank holds; and how much the gray and black water tanks hold.
Once you’ve narrowed down the type of RV you want to purchase, you then need to consider your needs.
There are any number of floor plans to choose from. How many people will be going with you? Do you plan on using the RV for hunting trips with friends? How big is your family? If you have four in your family, you could choose an RV that sleeps four, but it might be a tad crowded, especially if you bring pets along. You might want to pick an RV that sleeps six. If you plan on going on hunting and fishing trips with your friends, how many friends will be going with you? If this is something you plan on doing often, you may want to choose an RV that sleeps more people.
Do you have “toys” that you’d like to bring on trips with you, such as snowmobiles, ATVs or motorcycles? You may want to consider a toy hauler or a motor home. You can haul a trailer with toys behind the motor home, but if you prefer a towable RV, you’ll need to get a toy hauler if you want to bring your toys with you.
Once you decide what you will need for your family — and friends, if you are planning on going on trips with friends — come to Links RVs in Rice Lake to look at our inventory. We have something for everyone; it’s just a matter of choosing what fits you the best.