RV Basics: How to choose an RV

Having an RV can enhance family time, bringing the family together with shared adventures and experiences. But, even as you imagine a family vacation that begins the moment you get into your vehicle full of road games, singing and conversation, you may wonder how you’ll be able to choose that perfect coach.

Whether you are an old pro at RVing or are eager to take up the lifestyle, you’ll find exactly what you need at Guaranty RV Super Centers. We have an excellent selection of new and used RV’s for all interests and budgets. We know it can be difficult to choose from tent trailers, truck campers, fifth wheels, vans, trailers, toy haulers and luxury motor coaches, but we’re here with you every mile of your journey. There’s no reason to worry. Following are some tips to get you started in selecting the right RV for you and your family.

Consider your family size

There are two main types of RVs: motorhomes and towables. Within these two types are a number of different classes and sizes. Larger families may want to consider Class A motorhomes or fifth wheels. The units afford plentiful living and storage space, plus desirable amenities for an active family such as a full bath and kitchen, and heating and air conditioning.

Consider your family’s desired amenities

Does your family enjoy communing with nature via roughing it or does decadence bring out the best in them? There are many amenities to choose from. If quality family time includes watching movies, a high end entertainment center might be a must have. Perhaps sipping hot cocoa and playing board games by a built-in fireplace sounds like a better fit. Other families may desire nothing more than a gorgeous view out of a large, frameless window.

Consider your cooking habits

If family dinner is a priority, consider a unit with a full kitchen and plenty of counter and storage space. For those who love the thrill of the grill, an indoor/outdoor stove or outdoor BBQ unit might be the perfect fit. And, for those families who love staying outdoors, even when the RV is nearby, an outdoor entertainment center might be just what you need.

Consider your plans

If your family loves the raw adventure of dry camping in remote areas or driving winding roads through the mountains, it may be that a small, simple trailer with solar panels affords you more of that truly natural experience. However, if your family’s idea of adventure is staying at a four-star RV park complete with pools, hot tubs, golf courses and quality restaurants, a Class A motorhome may be a better choice. Also consider whether you’ll be using your RV year-round, for summer vacations or for weekend excursions.

Consider the brand

Not all RVs are created equally, so it’s worth taking a little extra time to become familiar with the various floor plans offered by Guaranty to meet your family’s needs. Here at Guaranty RV, we have motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers, truck campers and more by a variety of manufacturers. We represent only the brands that meet our strict requirement for superior quality and service including Coachman, DRV, Eclipse, EverGreen, Forest River, Heartland, Jayco, Lance, Newmar, Northwood, Pleasure-Way, Roadtrek, Thor and Winnebago.

Consider the dealer

When you’re investing time and money for your family, you want to make sure you’re in good hands. We have honest, knowledgeable sales and service people to answer your questions and ensure you know how to enjoy your RV. To support our customers, we provide the extras that make RV living easier such as hosting free monthly RV seminars covering a wide range of topics and free weekly BBQs throughout the summer featuring guest speakers, RVing tips and Q&A sessions. Plus, we have ongoing service specials such as free roof and chassis inspections.

As a family owned dealership for 50 years, we understand the importance of taking care of our own. That’s why we are committed to helping our customers every step of the way. Once you find the RV to fit your lifestyle and budget, we’ll help you secure a competitive RV loan rate through our strong relationships with the nation’s top lenders. Our RV experts can have you living the RV lifestyle comfortably and affordably in no time. We also have a Chevrolet dealership so we can match your RV with the perfect new or used tow car, truck or SUV.

Make it your own

Be sure to include the extras that make the RV your family’s perfect home-away-from-home. Store favorite movies and board games. Stock the cupboards with nostalgia-inducing s’mores makings and hot cocoa. Add extras such as awnings to enjoy nature out of the sun or rain. Parts, accessories, drinks and hot meals can be found at the Guaranty RV Travel Center. Most importantly, enjoy the freedom of vacationing with your family, furry family members included, in whatever locale you choose.

Once you find your home-away-from-home, you have the freedom to do what you want to do and when you want to do it. No matter how many parks you visit, how many states you pass through, how many lakes you fish in, you are always unpacked and ready to relax. So, come see us at Guaranty RV in Junction City and visit our beautiful state. And while you are here, take advantage of some of the many sights, sounds and scenery awaiting your inspection.

Please Contact Us for more information on how you can begin your RV journey.

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