Upgrading your RV is a huge decision, but sometimes it’s necessary so you can continue enjoying the lifestyle you are passionate about. Many RVers eventually grow out of the rig they have owned for years, and they start pining for something newer, bigger and more comfortable.
But upgrading your RV is a major undertaking, so you need to be 100% sure you are ready to move up. To help guide you, we have identified three signs that indicate you should consider upgrading your RV. While it’s hard to say good-bye to your trusty companion, don’t be blinded by nostalgia. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make new memories in your upgraded RV.
Your RV feels way too small
At first, you bought a pop-up or a small travel trailer to take your family on weekend getaways during the summer. Now, you’ve fallen in love with the RV lifestyle, and you want to take longer RV adventures. Or maybe, you’ve added new family members or you want to try RVing full time. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided you need a bigger RV. Fortunately, the market is overflowing with options. From slide-outs to bunk spaces to over-the-cab beds, you’ll be amazed by the variety of ways to increase your RV living space.
Your RV is outdated
If your rig is spending more time in the shop than on the open road, it might be time to upgrade, especially if the repair costs start to exceed the value of your RV. Depending on your budget, you can consider a brand-new rig or a newer pre-owned model. Furthermore, older RVs tend to have outdated safety features, so by upgrading, you can increase your peace-of-mind during upcoming RV adventures.
You want the maximum sale or trade-in value
Your RV isn’t getting any more valuable as it ages (well, unless you have a retro Shasta or Airstream from the 60’s). Now is your chance to get your rig appraised: the longer you wait, the less your RV will be worth. Consider returning to the dealership where you purchased your RV originally. Dealerships love working with returning customers and building lifelong relationships.