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Choosing the Right RV

Choosing the Right RV for your Family

Choosing the Right RV for your Family Articles From RV Station Colbert

We know buying an RV is a big decision and can sometimes be overwhelming if you’re new to the community. Well put your mind at ease. The experts here at RV Colbert are here with some tips on what every RV Shopper should keep in mind when looking for their next motorhome or trailer. So do your homework, then, when you’re ready, come see your friends here at RV Station Colbert to see your next RV in person!

Use and Purpose

The first consideration you’ll need to make when you decide that you want to start shopping for an RV is how you’ll be using your recreational vehicle. This is one of the most important factors in narrowing down your options. Motorhomes made for long term living are outfitted very differently compared to a travel trailer made for weekend warriors, so having an idea of how you want to travel will really help narrow down your options. If you’re looking for high mobility, then you’ll want to look at a short travel trailer or perhaps even a Class B motorhome. If you’re more interested in having some flexibility when you travel and need space for the family then you may find that a Class C motorhome or a bunkhouse style travel trailer meet your needs. If you need long term luxury or are looking for a higher level of all around comfort then you should take the time to check out a fifth wheel or a Class A motorhome.


Before you buy your RV you should determine how long you plan to own your vehicle. It may seem silly, but changes in lifestyle can mean that one RV or another may not be necessary in the long term, whether you’ve got a family that will outgrow your Class B, or you’re looking forward to the kids moving out and making the bunkhouse fifth wheel unnecessary. This can help you identify a balanced price point so you can pick an RV that will be affordable for your current needs but won’t leave you strapped when you decide to find a more suitable RV as your life changes. RVs that are designed for extended living are often going to last the longest, while smaller, lighter campers might not hold up to two decades of consistent use. If you’ve got an idea of how long you need your RV to last, come in and talk to our staff and we’ll be happy to share our industry knowledge to help you make the right choice for you!


Budgeting out a big purchase like an RV can be tricky. Not only will you have to factor in the sticker price, but you’ll also have to keep in mind the other forms of maintenance and service that will keep your RV running smoothly over the years. When budgeting out your RV, factor in the amenities that are must have, like do you need a bathroom? Does it have to be a dry bath or would you be okay with a smaller wet bath? What kind of kitchen amenities are important to you? What kind of entertainment features will you require? All of these features will move the price of your perfect RV, so figure out what you NEED and what you WANT and we’ll help you find the RV that fits your desires as well as your budget.

Fortunately, at RV Station, there are no hidden fees and what you see is what you pay. We’re able to offer our customers the best prices thanks to our locations outside of the city. With RV Station, if you drive a little, you’ll save a lot! Come see us today at RV Station Colbert in Oklahoma. We’re proud to serve the areas of Sherman, Gainesville, Denison, and McKinney, Texas!

This information is for educational purposes. VIARV shall not be responsible nor retain liability for RVer’s use of the provided information. Prior to making any RV service decision, you are advised to consult with an RV professional.

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