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Reasons to Try an RV by Renting Before Buying

Sep 28, 2017

Try before you Buy ~ Purchasing an RV is a big investment. There are so many different factors to consider before you find an RV that is just right for you. Renting an RV will help you to get a thorough and hands on look and help you decide what type of RV is right for you. Or if owning an RV is not the best fit at all.

Here are the top reasons why renting before you buy is a great idea.Reasons to Try an RV by Renting Before Buying

  1. Figuring Out What You Need ( and What You Don’t)
  2. Understanding the Basics of How RVs Work
  3. Try Out Different Floor plans
  4. Driving One
  5. Wallet Friendly

We all have different traveling styles. If you did not grow up RV camping you may not know what exactly you want out of an RV. You may find that some RVs have great luxury features that seem worth paying extra money for, but then you get out in the woods and discover you never use those items. Why pay extra for things that don’t get used?

The first time you get into an RV to set out on the road can be very intimidating. Glean from the expertise of the knowledgeable rental agents. They are trained to help first time RVers get comfortable with being in the RV before they set out ( without the long new owner orientation).

Staying a few nights in a couple of different RVs will allow you to figure out what layout works best for you and your clan. Some people like the kitchen to face the door so they can see everything that is going on while they are cooking. Some people prefer to have a couch facing the door. Maybe you want the bedroom in the front instead of in the back where a larger number of RVs tend to have them.

When you purchase an RV you don’t generally get to drive it around. Driving an RV is much different from driving the family minivan. A motor home is a very large vehicle. If you decide to purchase a trailer it requires a little practice backing it up as it will go in the opposite direction you think it will. Get some driving practice in with a rental to decide what you are comfortable driving or towing.

Don't waste money purchasing an RV only to find out it doesn't really fit your needs or lifestyle. Make sure you really know that this big investment purchase will be something you will enjoy for years to come. Finding out you don't love your new RV and selling it is costly. Just like buying a new car, an RV depreciates after purchase you wont be able to sell it for what you bought it for.

Want to try out an RV or two? Northwest Adventure Rentals has a wide variety of RVs available to rent.