Recreational vehicles (RVs) are mostly used by Americans who enjoy going outdoors and camping. Apart from being an American vehicle favorite, it’s also a leading option for eco-conscious individuals. An article posted at NJ.com notes:
Families that travel by RV generate less carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions than those traveling on a plane, renting a car and staying in a hotel. To further reduce their carbon footprint on the road, RV travelers can follow these suggestions from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association:
• Keep RV and tow vehicle engines well tuned [sic] to conserve energy and reduce emissions.
• Always use marked RV campsites to avoid damage to natural habitats.
• Recycle as you travel.
• Minimize the use of disposable dishes, cups and utensils.
A primary reason why used and new RVs for sale are being bought or preferred is because of fuel consumption. As the price of fuel continues to inflate, more and more people seek fuel-efficient vehicles when they travel. Mobile homes use less energy and also create less waste compared to regular vehicles and other modes of transportation.
Popularity and Appeal of Recreational Vehicles
RVs have already touched American souls, so to this very day, the RV industry is still going strong, even surviving the recession, which other industries is yet to overcome.
In the U.S., there are around 2,000 camp sites and parks dedicated to RVs, which give RVs more financial appeal than hotel or motel rooms as holiday accommodations. There is also total control and freedom when traveling by RV. Campers can go exploring, hiking, or fishing without worrying about where they’ll stay or if they’re out too late.
How to Buy Used RVs
Used RVs that are in good condition can function like a new one while saving the buyer a considerable amount. Get to know which type of RV is best for you. RVs can range from trailers, trucks, and coaches. A number of online forums and sites have a lot of RV enthusiasts gathered to give you tips not only in purchasing RVs, but in their maintenance as well.
Get in touch with reliable RV dealers such as Colorado-based Johnson RV, and have your list of pre-purchase questions at the ready. Remember to inquire about a vehicle’s vehicle identification number (VIN) and requesting for the repair and maintenance records. Also, take the RV for a test drive and inspect its vital components.
Finally, negotiate your way into a good deal by being knowledgeable enough of fair market values. This way, you can enjoy your used or new RV worry-free as you’ve done your part as a smart buyer!
(Source: Five Tips for RV Travelers, New Jersey On-Line, August 1, 2014)