What length of RV should I choose?
The length of RV you choose depends on several factors.
- Length restrictions: Perhaps the largest factor in deciding a size of RV is dependent on where you intend to use it. For example, U.S. National Parks have a length restrction, and many State Parks have shorter restrictions. Check with the state where you intend to visit if you plan on hitting up parks.
- RV parks: Many RV parks have length restrictions for specific types of sites. The longer your RV, the more you're likely to pay for a campsite.
- Parking and maneuverability: Shorter RVs are generally easier to park and maneuver in tight spaces, such as in a crowded campground or in a city. On the other hand, longer RVs may have difficulty fitting into smaller spaces and may require more room to turn or park.
- Fuel efficiency: Shorter RVs tend to be more fuel efficient, as they have a smaller engine and body size. This means they will use less fuel when driving, which can save money.
- Cost: Shorter RVs tend to be less expensive to purchase and maintain than longer RVs. This is because they have a smaller overall size and may require less materials and labor to manufacture.
- Storage space: Shorter RVs may have less storage space than larger RVs, which can be a problem for those who need to bring along a lot of gear or supplies.