Recreational vehicles are multipurpose vehicles that are used for various purposes ranging from travelling and camping to full time living (for which they are parked in special trailer parks). Recreational vehicles are also widely known as mobile homes or motor homes. It is important to weigh both costs and benefits of owning and even renting a recreational vehicle because a rash or careless decision can cost you a substantial amount of money. Discounts recreational vehicles are available both for purchase and renting. Recreational vehicles, whether rented or owned offer various benefits some of which are; you don’t have to sit between two obese people in a plane, train or bus, you don’t have to unpack on reaching your destination, ignoring the initial costs recreational vehicles help you save both cost of travelling and lodging and you have ample space and privacy of a room along with a private bathroom.
Types of Recreational Vehicles
There are various types of recreational vehicles to choose from if you are thinking to rent or buy one. Some of the most common types are discussed below:
Pop up – Pop up is a type of recreational vehicle that can accommodate two to eight people and is basically a tent on wheels. Having a stove top and sink and storage compartments it is much more convenient than conventional tent camping. Most experts recommend a pop up if you are about to purchase your first recreational vehicle. Pop ups are affordable for most people with prices of new pop ups ranging from $4,000 to $8,000 and second hand pop ups ranging between $2,000 to $5,000, depending on condition and age.
Truck Camper – Truck camper is one of the most popular types of recreational vehicles that can be detached from a truck which can be your mode of transport on days on which you don’t plan on camping. Different models of truck campers are available varying in design, functionality and quality depend largely on your budget and needs. New truck campers cost somewhere between $8,000 to $22,000 (excluding the truck). Price of second hand truck campers range between $1,000 to $8,000 depending on age, quality and depreciation.
Class B – Class B is a type of recreational vehicles that includes fancy vans having full-sized motor homes that are more comfortable and luxurious the two types mentioned above. Most class B recreational vehicles include amenities such as shower (in some models), toilet, kitchen, TV, fridge, couches and beds. Prices of class B recreational vehicles range from $33,000 to $55,000 for new ones and $5,000 to $15,000 for used ones depending on age, mileage and depreciation.
Class C – Also known as the mini-motor homes class C recreational vehicles are smaller than full size motor homes yet offer most or all the advantages of motor homes. Accommodating between three to six people, class C recreational vehicles cost anywhere between $46,000 to $65,000 for new ones and $5,000 to $20,000 for used ones depending on depreciation, age, mileage, amenities and brand.