Recreational vehicles (RVs) come in a range of shapes and sizes. Some are no larger than the camper shells of the 1950s, others are the size of a large bus. The majority of RVs today are either Class A, B or C. Oddly enough, class C is larger than B.Choosing a RV can be a daunting experience. Especially since their are so many choices on the market. Also it will depend on what specific tastes and desires. Lets look at some of the specific classes of consignment recreational vehicles.
This is the largest type, the oversized bus you’ve seen on the highways. These are really motor homes and many people do, in fact, live in them full time. So-called snow birders follow the sun. As the weather gets cool they head for warmer climes, like some migratory birds.
These vehicles have several advantages. A class A RV has plenty of living room for two to four people, with an extensive kitchen, sleeping quarters and many extras. Most RVs are fitted with TV/DVD player, wireless computer and other modern ‘essentials’. Small satellite dishes are available that can be attached to the roof, allowing Internet access in most areas.
Sleeping quarters can be very lush. Most class A RVs are outfitted with queens sized beds with high-end mattresses that would only be expected in lush homes. In the same vein, entertainment will also come out on the high end. These rolling mansions come with automatic flip down flat screen TVs as well as high-end BOSS stereo systems. Just to name a few of the best. Lets not forget the backrooms. Who would have thought that a RV bathroom could be an extravagant as a home bathroom. With class shower stalls and gold fixtures. Of course these fixtures would not be seen on a low end Class A RV but the sky is the limit with the top of the line luxury buses.
Class A RVs is not for everyone, nor for every camping trip. Their large size makes them more difficult to drive, particularly since the width lessens visibility and makes correct backing up and turning specialized skills. Some manufacturers exceed the limitations of the chassis and the RV can be less stable on winding or slick mountain roads.
The class B RVs are really just regular consumer family vans that have been outfitted with a small stove and/or sink and a pair of sleeping bunks. For many, and especially for weekend trips, these are ideal. Gas mileage is considerably better than a
Class A vehicle and they’re as easy to drive as any other van.
Space limitations mean that more thought has to be given to packing. Also, some don’t have all the desirable power options and connectors that can be handy on a camping trip. Self-contained propane and a generator of electrical power can be a big benefit on longer trips.
C class RVs are in between the other two in size and features, with some only slightly larger than vans, others almost the size of a large bus. The majority are about the size of a large emergency medical vehicle or a armored car. Class C RVs could be towed as well. Most have all the comforts of a low end Class A motor bus but are missing a few of the frails. But this line is a good choice if money is a object. For instance, since these campers don’t have engines there is a significant discount give to accommodate the missing feature.
These RVs is an excellent choice when it comes to camping trips, provided you don’t intend to live in them on full time basics this is because they have just space for two people, and four if you don’t mind cramping. Inclusive inside the RV are moderate-sized stoves and sinks, have space for a TV/DVD and many have fold out awnings and other extras.
Gas mileage is decent on many models, often only somewhat less than a van. In this range you generally have a choice between gasoline and diesel. Which you choose depends on your guess about prices and personal preference. Diesels are noisier and some people are sensitive to the odor of the exhaust.
Keep in mind that finding diesel on the road can be more difficult than finding gasoline. That’s uncommon – there are long-haul trucks all over – but it’s a consideration. Parking a Class C is much easier than a Class A vehicle, but still a squeeze at some smaller campsites.
Give some thought to what type of camping you intend to do and research your choice accordingly.
As so many people have discovered, traveling by RV is one of the best ways to see the world around them. Yet there are times when it may be necessary to sell the vehicle. In such instances, it helps to work with an expert in the field of selling your recreational vehicle.
How To Sell Your Recreational Vehicle:
Selling an RV is a common choice. Sometimes people decide they would like to upgrade their existing RV. In other instances, they might decide that their existing vehicle is too large and they would prefer something a bit smaller. In both instances, it can be useful to explore a process of RV selling known as RV consignment.
Contacting a Company
The first thing you’ll want to do is get in touch with a company that knows all about selling RVs. Camping World, for example, is an example of a company that has done a lot of work with those who are looking for camping vehicles.
As they point out to anyone who is thinking about this process, working with them means you can, “Add your RV to the largest RV marketplaces in the world, reaching millions of buyers monthly.”
Once you’ve decided on a company that you might want to work with for your plans to consign RV, it’s time to find out the terms and conditions of their process of selling the RV on your behalf.
You can expect to pay a fee for the sales once the process of selling it has been completed. This fee can vary. It’s best to get it in writing before you do anything else with the RV.
A Certain Time
In general, you will sign over the RV to a company for a certain period of time. This is usually from a month to three months and even longer. This is how long they expect it will take them to find a buyer and get it sold.
They take temporary custody of the vehicle for you at this time. That means it is parked and kept on their property. It also means they have access to it in order to show the vehicle to buyers at any time of the day, night or on weekends.
The Work They Do
The consignment company will do the work of selling the RV for you during this time. They can market it to a large audience. They’ll ask you about the details such as the year of manufacture, the interior and how much mileage it has on it.
You want to make sure that any information you present to them is accurate. They will get in touch when someone makes an offer on the motor-home. They will also give you advice about whether or not the offer is a good one. That helps you decide what you want to do in response.
This process ensures you get to sell the RV for a good price without a lot of effort.