Choosing the Right RV

It’s that time of year when you’ll want to think about your summer plans. Think it’s too early? Think again. If you put it off now, you’re going to find yourself scrambling to make plans and get all your supplies. At the very least, you’ll want to think about getting some of the bigger things purchased and straightened out now, so when vacation season starts, all you have to do is pack and get ready for a great adventure. Getting an RV can be a great way to improve your summer camping trips, but you’ll want to make sure you get the right RV for you and your family. Follow this guide from Carefree RV and then stop by our location in Edmonton, Alberta so we can show you some campers up close and in person. We’re near Leduc, Nisku, and Spruce Grove.

Your Camping Style

Firstly, you’ll want to think about what you need from your RV. Not every camping party needs the same features, and what’s beneficial to one RV owner might be disadvantageous to another. Start by looking at the size of your camping party. Who’s regularly going to join you on your RV trips and will you sometimes need to accommodate guests? This number will give you a baseline as far as size goes, because it’ll tell you how many beds you’ll need. The bigger your camping party is, the more beds you’ll need and the bigger your trailer will get.

Also think about some of the other amenities that might simply make your RV experience easier. You can either get the basic essentials or consider splurging on luxury items. This is purely based on personal preference, but you’ll be able to find whatever is comfortable to you somewhere on our RV lot.

Know your Budget

It can be exciting to look through campers and imagine camping or even living in them, but you’ll need to set some boundaries, particularly when it comes to price. Bigger, more luxurious RVs are going to cost more and the spending may not be as feasible for everyone. Plus, you have to think about long-term spending. Maintenance and gas should play a role in the kind of trailer you choose. Set a range that’s both realistic to your wallet and the market. You don’t want to set your range so low that you don’t have any reasonable options. You can also talk to our dealership about financing options to make buying the rig easier.


Speaking of long-term, think about how long you might want to keep your RV and what might change within that time frame. If you’re a younger couple looking for something compact, think about how your needs might change if your family grows. Maybe you’re at the opposite end of the spectrum and will find yourself accommodating fewer people in the near future. These factors should be accounted for when you’re looking for an RV.

RV Options

Finally, you’ll want to think about the type of camper you’d like. Unless some RV types are ruled out by size, this is also mostly based on preference. Some RVs are towable and others come with their own drivetrain. Think about your own driving skills and what you’re going to be comfortable with. You’ll probably notice some similarities within each group, like the more luxurious fifth wheels or the versatility of travel trailers, so read up on each category to accurately gauge which one is going to be right for you and your family.

Once you have some of the basics decided, it’ll be time to start looking at specific models. Stop by Carefree RV in Edmonton, Alberta and we’ll show you some of the RVs for sale we have available right now. We proudly serve Leduc, Nisku, and Spruce Grove.

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