How Much Is Enough?
Visit any RV show and you will usually find the biggest crowds and most excitement around the “luxury” RVs. Built on a bus chassis by companies like Monaco, Newell, Bluebird, Marathon, and Provost, they are the mansions of RV travel. You will find glove leather seating, Italian marble baths, and the most up-to-date accessories you will find outside of a luxury hotel. Unfortunately, their price tag also matches that of many mansions. Unless you are lucky enough to be born rich, to inherit a fortune, or to win the lottery (with a very large payoff), these RVs are fun to look at but not for the average family traveler.
Find the most suitable RV for your price range and camping style and you will enjoy your travel experiences much more. If you buy more RV than you can afford, you may find you don't have the money to use it. If you buy an RV that is too big, you may find that you are limited to camping in higher-priced RV parks and cannot stay in some national and state parks that get you closer to nature for a bargain price.
Slideouts that have become very popular in motorhomes, travel trailers, and even foldup campers can be difficult in some campgrounds with narrow sites. Do you want to pay extra for a wider site, or even pay for two sites? These are all things to consider as you shop for your RV.