How long does an RV last?

The average lifespan of an RV is from 10 to 30 years or 250k, whichever comes first. Some RVs, if not maintained properly, have an average lifespan of about only 5 to 10 years.

You might have your best traveling experience in the first 10 years of driving with your recreational vehicle, thereafter you might have to investigate renovating the whole RV.

The lifespan of Class A, B, and C RVs

Class A motorhomes

Class A recreational vehicles are the most expensive if you compare the 3 different sizes.

These are mostly used for cross- country traveling because of their spacious living area and large storage space capacity.

Class A RVs resemble large busses and therefore they are most preferable for larger families.

The length of a Class A recreational vehicle can be up to 45 feet in size and no special license is required to operate one of these.

Class B motorhomes

The class B RV is a more economical option for families of up to 2 people, because of the limited space.

Some people prefer these recreational vehicles because of how much easier they are to operate or maneuver.

Insurance policies, fuel usage, maintenance, and repairs are some of the things that you will be saving on if you purchase a Class B motorhome instead of a Class A RV.

Class B RVs aren’t as difficult to inspect and detect issues.

Class C motorhomes

These recreational vehicles might be the best option if you prefer having more space than that of what the Class B type consists of, but at a lower price.

These RVs have a separate driving compartment with the living space in the rear.

Some people prefer these motorhomes because of the extra space, and of course the lower price.

Insurance and maintenance might not be as expensive, but that depends on whether you care for and protect your RV to the best of your ability, or not.

Frequently check and repair

Damages to your recreational vehicle might come as a surprise after a few pleasure trips, you can prevent that by inspecting your RV regularly and thoroughly.

Inspection leads to the discovery of many developing issues, deal with and repair these issues rather sooner than later.

A regular mechanical inspection will have your RV in the best shape, most of the time, but make sure you make use of a trusted service provider to avoid further disappointments.

Regular maintenance is a very important aspect of owning a recreational vehicle, some of which includes:

Suspension checks, tire rotation, brake pad change or replacement, engine cleaning, re-alignment, fluid replacement, tune-ups, and oil changes.

Will my RVs bodywork develop rust damage?

Recreational vehicles, just like any other travel trailer, can develop rust damage over time and if you stay parked on or near a beach for long periods.

Salty air is amongst the top factors to consider when planning your holiday.

Rather consider camping out in destinations that won’t cause that much damage to your RV.

Keep the water out

The number one cause of RV destruction is water damage, keep the water out by maintaining the sealants that degrade over time.

Sealants degrade due to various reasons, such as sun damage, expanding and contracting, drying and cracking, and body flex from road traveling.

Water damage can happen when sealants aren’t inspected, maintained, or replaced at least twice a year.

Most insurance companies or agencies will not cover water damage if it is due to a lack of sealant maintenance.

Ruptured water lines

A broken water line may cause extreme damage to your RV because of the possibility of water damage.

If you do not inspect and maintain your water lines, you might have to face unnecessary issues later.

If you only use your recreational vehicle in the summer months and store your RV in the winter months, make sure you empty your water tanks first.

If there is any water left in your pipes or tanks for the duration of the winter season, the water might freeze and expand, causing permanent damage to your RV.

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