Choose your RV wisely

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Choose your RV wisely, because, as your “home away from home” you will be spending a lot of time in it when you’re on the road.

Pay special attention to the bathroom, because it is something you may end up using more than you think, so don’t skimp on comfort there!

Having an air-conditioned kitchen is a must for me, but if you’d rather cook outside, a model with an external kitchen probably makes more sense. I don’t need extra bunks for people who won’t be there, so I’d rather convert extra sleeping areas into storage or otherwise re-purpose them.

I don’t really want to have to bother with slides, either… but I may have to, in order to achieve the level of comfort I require. It really depends upon how much I can customize my space. For example, I would prefer to have an adjustable bed, and a nice workspace where I have a great view while working online. I think I’d like to have the rear of my camper devoted to the adjustable bed, but I’m not sure if I’d get the same views for my computer work elsewhere.

Ideally, I’d like to order a custom-built rig – and since dreaming is free, I may indulge in a bit of fantasy over the next year or so of planning. On the other hand, you can’t have what you want until you know what it is that you do want… so the more I define it, and the more my dream loses its fuzzy edges, the closer it is to becoming reality.

Here is a great article about what questions to ask when you’re purchasing a used RV.

Do you have an RV? What do you like about it, and what do you wish were different? Are you, like me, planning to get an RV within the next few months or years? Which ones have caught your eye, and why? Please comment below.