While they might be one of the best ways to take a trip, they can also cost loads of money. Of course, nobody ever said that you had to buy one brand new. Buying a used RV is the best way to get one and still save some money. When you are buying something that can easily cost as much as a small to medium sized home, you have to be a bit careful.
Recreational vehicles are expensive and if you get one that has all the amenities your price tag could easily be as much as a medium sized home. So unless you have tons of cash just sitting around, or you can afford a second home, then you would not want to buy one new. These days it is amazing what these things are coming with.
There probably is not a family anywhere that has not at some point dreamed about taking a road trip in one of these. Many times people do not even plan the trip they take, they just load up and head out. Wherever the road takes them is good enough, especially when all you have to do is pull over and park anywhere when it is time to sleep. After all, you are in a moving home.
Of course there are always a lot of factors to consider when you are thinking of buying something like an RV. The engine and the rest of the moving parts are always cause for concern. You have to take great care to make sure the person who you are buying it from took good care of it and maintained it properly.
You have to remember that there are not just a couple of seats on the inside like a regular car. These things can be very large and contain a lot of items. Working kitchens with running water, refrigeration systems and bathrooms. Bedrooms and often times on some of the bigger ones, moving parts that conceal other rooms or extensions.
All you have to do is hook up the waste hoses and make sure you have enough water in the tank (which can be refilled of course) and you are set. Well, naturally food is a concern. But then again you can stop at any super market along the way and get whatever you need. Then if you wish to stop at a campsite anywhere along the highway there is nothing to stop you.
These trips are especially fun if someone in your family is not the most adventurous of types. They are usually the ones who open up and have the most fun. They will surprise you how much they will began to enjoy the company of the rest of the family as well as stopping at various sight seeing stops along the way.