RV Tips: 5 Misconceptions About RV Ownership

Before you jump into RV ownership, it’s important to know what you’re getting into.  In this blog, we’ll dive into five of the most common misconceptions about owning an RV.  Learn how to avoid these common pitfalls with these easy RV tips.

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1. Any Truck Can Tow Any RV

Unfortunately, this is one of the most common misconceptions that RV owners make when purchasing an RV.  If you currently own a pickup truck and you’re planning to use it to tow your new RV, you need to check your vehicle’s max weight capacity before you hit the road to avoid damaging your vehicle or RV in transit.  Learn more about tow guides on our website.

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2. You Need a Special License to Drive a Class A

When traveling in the US, you won’t need a special license to drive a class A motorhome or any of the RVs for sale at Carefree RV.   However, some countries will have varying laws; if you plan to travel outside the country with your RV, check your destination’s requirements before setting out.

3. Winterization Isn’t Necessary

Failure to properly winterize your new RV from Carefree RV can result in catastrophic damage if the temperatures get too low.  The plumbing in your RV is not intended for the winter months, so any water left in the lines when it freezes can rupture the pipes and cause water damage when it thaws.  To keep your RV safe during the off-months, schedule your RV winterization today!


4. Ultra-Lite Trailers are the Lightest on the Market

Although most ultra-lite travel trailers are, in fact, lighter than some other RVs, not all companies with lightweight trailer label their unit with the “ultra-lite” title.  Instead, if you are looking for a lightweight, easy-to-tow RV, the travel trailers and teardrop trailers at Carefree RV are a great place to start.

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Learn more about this Winnebago Minnie Drop teardrop trailer at Carefree RV.

5. Pests and Rodents Won’t Be an Issue

Unfortunately, anywhere there is heat, food, and shelter, pests will appear.  That’s why it’s important to get pest covers for your vents.  There are additional steps you can take to protect your RV from rodents and bugs, but if you find yourself with a problem, schedule a pest and rodent control RV service at Carefree RV.

We hope these RV tips help you to get the most out of your RV trips for years to come.  For more information about RVs for sale or our RV services, contact us today!

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