Selecting a Retirement Recreational Vehicle
Many people look forward to spending time traveling the world in a recreational vehicle during their retirement years. Some retirees take to the road on a full time basis, and others simply enjoy having the freedom to travel where they want whenever they want. When selecting a recreational vehicle for your retirement travels, it's important to consider where you plan to travel and how frequently you'll be on the road. Budget is also an important consideration when selecting an RV.

<strong>Consider Where You Will Travel
</strong>The area in which you plan to drive can have an impact on the type and style of recreational vehicle you need to purchase. For example, if you plan to spend time in mountainous regions, you probably shouldn't purchase a bus style motor coach. Even though these types of RVs are among the most plush and comfortable of campers, they aren't designed to navigate narrow mountainous roads. Many camping facilities in mountainous regions can't even accommodate the largest recreational vehicles.

<strong>Frequency of Travel
</strong>If you plan to travel very infrequently, a travel trailer might be a better investment than a motor home. You won't spend a huge sum of money on a motorized vehicle that you'll use only rarely. Instead, you can invest your money in a towing vehicle that you can use whether or not your are engaged in RV travel and a travel trailer that will be more than sufficient for your travel needs.

If you plan to enjoy a full-time RV lifestyle, however, you might be able to travel in greater comfort in a motor home than with a travel trailer. Many high end RVs are large and comfortable enough to serve as primary residences or vacation homes. Of course, you'll still have to find a way to get around while you're camped out, so you may want to invest in a small vehicle to tow along with you, such as a small car, a jeep, or even a motorcycle.

<strong>Budget</strong>
Before you start shopping for an RV, you'll definitely need to have a budget in mind. RVs can range from less than $100,000 to a million dollars or more, depending on a wide variety of factors. If you don't start out with a budget in mind, you may find yourself gravitating toward units that are somewhat out of your price range.


 
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