Motor Home An Integral Part Of American Culture

Of all the ways to travel, a motor home may be one of the most enjoyable. Think of it, you get to enjoy the scenery as you travel. You don't have to stop to use the restroom. And you don't have to pay extra for a hotel. With different sizes, shapes and amenities, you will not have a hard time finding a motor home to meet your needs, wants and, maybe most importantly, your budget.

The Various Types Of Motor Homes When you first start shopping for RVs, you will notice there are two main types. There are motorized versions and tow versions. The motorized are the ones that are 'free standing'. That is to say they run under their own power.

These come in Class A, B and C. Class A is the largest, but easiest to drive. They are made for comfort. The passenger seats are also used as living room furniture. These have all the comforts of home. Class C is the smallest and cheapest and Class B lands somewhere in the middle.

The tow type of motor home is going to be less expensive than even the C class. It does, however, require a vehicle to tow it. Again, these come in a variety of sizes to suit your budget and needs. It all depends on what you want and how much you want to spend. Accessories are very important when deciding on a motor home.

You will need to decide if you want air conditioning, if you want to use the standard type of heating from the engine or have separate heater for the 'living space'. You can upgrade the insulation. Get built in appliances such as microwaves, refrigerators and even dishwashers. You can have an entertainment center built in if you want! Maintenance of Your Motor Home Just like everything else in life, your motor home is going to need repairs and maintenance. Keeping the owner's manual handy will be helpful to trouble shoot problems, as well as what you can do to fix them or if the vehicle should go to a mechanic. A few common problems with RVs are blocked roof sewer vents, drained batteries and dry rot.

Even fires should be addressed in the manual, because there are usually cooking areas in the RVs. Usually, common problems with motor homes are not too difficult to fix, just refer to the manual. If you have lost it, you can probably find one online or from the manufacturer.

Motor Homes in America With over three million Americans living in motor homes today, they have definitely become part of the culture in this country. One thing is for sure, RVs are cheaper than an apartment, but be aware some can be as expensive as a house! Most of the time, they are used to go on vacation. As a matter of fact, they are becoming the preferred mode of transportation when camping or taking a trip so you don't have to stop or spend money on a hotel. Summary: With so many options for your motor home, you can find anything from a pop up camper to a larger one with all the comforts of home. RVs are usually easy to maintain, as long as you keep the manual handy.

Brooke Hayles
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