After a massive boom in RV travel during the coronavirus pandemic, those in the know expect RV sales to soar by even more in 2021.
Forecasters predict that sales should increase by 17% compared to previous record years. So, if you intend to join the RV trend, it’s best to start planning early.
Here’s what to consider before you buy an RV and the best RVs to look out for in 2021.
Things to Consider Before You Buy an RV
The number of travelers is your top consideration when choosing an RV. Make sure the RV has enough space for everyone to sleep comfortably.
Think ahead, if you’re planning to start a family soon, you’ll need space for one or two extra little people. Likewise, if your kids are heading off on their own, you can get away with a smaller vehicle.
If you plan on traveling with a pet, remember their needs too.
Another thing to think about is storage. You’ll need enough cabinets and lockers for your clothes, kitchen equipment, sports gear, and food.
Do you have a suitable towing vehicle? If so, you’ll need to choose an RV that’s within its capabilities. If not, you’ll need to buy a motorized RV.
Budget’s always a major consideration for every prospective RV owner, but you should also consider the costs of future maintenance and upkeep on your RV.
A second-hand RV’s often a good option for the budget-conscious traveler. You can check out websites like RV Outlet Center, Leisureland RV, and General RV for great deals on both new and used RVs.
Find out more about the different types of recreational vehicles available and the top-rated RVs in each class.
- One of the Best Towable RVs
Towable RVs range in size from small fold out camper trailers to huge fifth-wheel vehicles. One of the best new small RVs to look out for in 2021 is the much-anticipated Barefoot Camper by NuFoot RV.
This lightweight fiberglass trailer tips the scales at just over 2,000 lbs. and has all the basics within its swish European-tyle interior.
The Barefoot features a dinette that converts into a large bed for two, a dual-burner stove, fridge, and sink. There’s even a tiny bathroom on board with a cassette toilet, sink, and shower.
- An Exceptional Fifth-Wheel Trailer
The Forest River RV Wildwood Heritage Glen 378FL is one of the top RVs for those who want to hook up to spaciousness and comfort when they vacation.
This huge trailer features a large front living room, a loft section, stainless steel appliances, and a central kitchen island with a sizeable sink. You’ll find a large bathroom along the hallway leading to a master suite with a king-size bed and another loft area.
There’s plenty of room for six people to sleep and relax in comfort in this large towable RV.
- Top-Notch Class A RV
Class A RV’s are among the most luxurious of all recreational vehicles on the road and the Holiday Rambler Armada 44LE is no exception.
This 44-foot 3-slide RV has a Freightliner XCM chassis and a host of both internal and external features. The living area boasts fossil-painted cabinetry and Apex furniture.
There’s a large galley with wide countertops, stainless steel farmhouse-style sink, convection microwave, double door refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
You’ll find a half-bath in the center of the coach, while the rear boasts a huge spa-like master bath with a 51-inch shower featuring a skylight.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed with a 32″ LED TV. This beautiful RV sleeps six people in total.
- Best of Class B’s
Class B’s are the smallest of the towable RVs but that doesn’t mean they’re short on conveniences and style. If you’re interested in one of these types of RV’s, you can’t go wrong with the Coach House Arriva V24.
The RV features top-quality finishes, furniture, and equipment including two 28-by-74-inch twin beds which double as seating by day and can convert into a king-bed by night.
A rear bathroom has a shower, toilet, and sink, and the kitchen features a microwave, fold-out table, 6-cubic-foot refrigerator-freezer, two-burner stove, and a small sink.
There’s an exterior 22-inch LED TV which you can enjoy under the patio awning and a second TV in the bedroom/living area.
At its core is a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van with a 170-inch wheelbase, five-speed automatic transmission, and a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine.
- Leading Class C RV
The new Dynamax Europa should be out in time for spring 2021. It’s one of the more costly models, but it’s packed with conveniences to ensure a comfortable stay during your vacation.
The RV features a Cummins B 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine and a Freightliner chassis. It’s a 31-foot vehicle with a spacious interior featuring a large 36-by-36 shower, a walk-around king bed, and a 16-cubic foot fridge.
It also has a 2,800-watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter, an Onan diesel generator, and low profile 15,000 BTU air conditioners. Dual-pane frameless windows and a tankless water heater complete the picture.
Get the Best of Everything
If you want to buy an RV so you can enjoy safe holidays out in nature next year, act now before sales start to escalate in 2021.
Do your research now, so you’re ready as soon as the latest models hit the showroom floor.
For more information on how to make great buying decisions and enjoy great vacations, keep browsing our blog. We’ve got all the best tips for your daily needs as well as life’s more exciting decisions.
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