Buyers guide page
There are wide range of new and used RVs for sale in BC.
From the larger Class A motorhome to the compact Class B camper vans, to the Class C, an RV takes transportation and living quarters, blends them together to create a one of a kind camping experience. There’s something for everyone, from compact and space saving models to luxury buses that can pull a family car.
Finding and buying your RV is never and easy task. Of all the new and used RVs for sale in BC, which is right for you? We’ve put together this guide to help you.
Learn more below!
New and Used Campers Retain Their Value
Campers Are Convenient
Know Your Limit
The Look & Layout
What to Expect When Trading in Your RV
Your five essential RV parts and accessories
Whether it’s for safety, enjoyment or maintenance—RV parts are important additions. RV parts and accessories can help preserve your unit and even save your RV trip if you get caught in a mechanical bind! Just like when you pack all the essentials for a camping trip, stocking up on the right parts and accessories is necessary.
Here are five essential RV parts and accessories that will enhance your RVing experience!
Just like the tool kit that you keep at home to make quick fixes, it’s good to have a tool kit when you head out on the road in your RV. You don’t want to find yourself stuck if something happens to go wrong with your unit halfway into your trip!
Whether you buy a toolkit or assemble one from scratch, some important tools that you should always include for common RV problems are: screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench, a hammer, bungee cords with hooks, duct tape, a tire gauge, silicone and an assortment of nuts and bolts.
RV covers help keep your RV in its top condition by protecting it from the elements. Why not just use a tarp? RV covers protect against mildew-causing moisture—while tarps don’t. In fact, tarps actually trap moisture in your unit and can cause more damage than using nothing at all. A cover is a simple way to help preserve and maintain your RV.
RV covers also help protect against UV rays, as long-term sun exposure can decrease the value of your unit. It can also help prevent insects and rodents from entering your unit during the winter. No one wants to open their RV in the spring to find a bunch of critters camped out in their unit!
Pesky mosquitos always find their way into campsites—especially in Interior BC. Mosquito coils are a good solution to keeping them at bay. The coils smoulder, creating a continuous fume that repels mosquitos. They should only be used in outdoor spaces. Avoid using them inside, as they can be dangerous to inhale in a confined space. Place the coil in a common area outside of your RV and enjoy a summer free from mosquito bites!
We have a great selection of RV parts and accessories for sale. Check out our Parts & Accessory Guide or Shop them in our online store.
Motorhome or travel trailer?
Deciding between a motorhome or travel trailer is the age-old decision for RVers. With so many different RVs for sale, it can be difficult to narrow down your options to find the perfect one.
We’ll help you get started! Here are some points to consider when deciding which type of RV will be the best fit for your family’s lifestyle.
Keeping your towing capacity in mind is very important when you’re looking at which RV to buy.
In order to transport a travel trailer, you will need a vehicle with towing capacity. While most SUVs, vans and trucks have towing capacity enough to haul a travel trailer—it’s a good idea to find out exactly what your vehicle’s towing capacity is before you start shopping. You can check with your vehicle manufacturer or manual to confirm its towing capacity, or use resources that are available online.
If your vehicle does have towing capacity, a travel trailer offers a great RV experience! With the right hitch on your vehicle, you can easily transport your trailer to your destination. Most campers prefer to unhitch when they arrive so they can freely use their vehicle to explore until it’s time to head home.
If you don’t have towing capacity, a motorhome is a great RV option. Motorhomes don’t require a vehicle with towing capacity, as the units are themselves motorized. Still want to bring a vehicle along? Class A and Class C motorhomes can tow most vehicles—so you can freely go out on day trips while you leave your motorhome parked at your site!
Are you a weekend camper or long-haul camper? This can also help determine which RV is best for you.
If you like to set up camp for an extended time a travel trailer may be your best option. With a travel trailer, you have to hitch it to your vehicle to transport it. If you’re planning on staying at the same campsite for an extended period of time, you don’t have to worry about hitching your trailer to your vehicle every time you want to move locations. You can just kick back and relax until it’s time to pack up and head home.
Motorhomes are self-propelled and designed to be mobile—so they’re great for those quick weekend trips where you want to get a change of scenery for a couple days! They’re also a great option if you’re planning to stop and camp at multiple different locations. They don’t need to be hitched up to a vehicle, so you can simply get up and go with ease.
Just how there are costs that come with owning and maintaining a house, your home on wheels will have a variety of maintenance costs. But, like choosing between different types of homes, RV units have unique needs and cost savings.
While motorhomes are typically more expensive to purchase than travel trailers, you can save money on fuel when travelling. Because motorhomes are self-propelled and aren’t pulling a large amount of weight—unless you are towing your vehicle— you can save on fuel! Travel trailers can be a more inexpensive option to purchase but towing a travel trailer with your vehicle can also decrease fuel efficiency.
When it comes to maintenance, motorhomes are more susceptible to repairs due to having an engine and transmission that need to be maintained. Because travel trailers aren’t motorized, they typically need fewer repairs and usually have lower repair costs.
Motorhomes and travel trailers come in a variety of different sizes and floorplans that can accommodate any size of family.
Class A and Class C motorhomes are the most spacious motorhome options, while fifth wheel trailers are the biggest travel trailers. Whether you’re interested in a trailer or a motorhome, you’ll be able to find one that can fit a large family or just a couple of people.
If you’re interested in testing out a motorhome or travel trailer, check out our RV rentals. Think you’ve made up your mind? We have one of the largest selections of new and used RVs for sale at our dealership.