RV Advice

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Buying an RV

April 27, 2020

An RV offers you the perks of exploring the open road with all the comforts of home. You can take a cross-country trip and know exactly what type of lodging you will have at every stop along the way or a trip to a local campground with friends and enjoy a stress-free long weekend. However you choose to use an RV, you will find that it becomes an integral part of your camping memories with family and friends.

Before you jump into purchasing an RV, it’s important to fully educate yourself. You can use this online guide to quickly begin researching pricing points, annual costs and maintenance fees associated with owning an RV.

Read on or download our PDF to learn more about RVing basics. Check out our campground search and the KOA RV sites you can visit across the country — and our helpful appendix with a glossary and checklists at the end of this guide. Let’s go!


Table of Contents – Click to Visit a Chapter!

Chapter 1: What exactly is an RV?

Chapter 2: Purchasing an RV

Chapter 3: Understanding True Ownership Costs

Chapter 4: Laws and Other Items to Consider

Chapter 5: The Buying Process

Chapter 6: Where to Start Your Search

Conclusion: Making the Transition to the Open Road

Appendix: Glossary and Checklists


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