I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.
Recreational vehicles, or RVs, are a great way to explore different areas in comfort. Today's RVs offer a variety of features and also come in various sizes and configurations. Finding one that works for you and your family is easier than ever. However, RVs can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $300,000 and are a big investment for many. You'll also have to factor in the costs of RV services and maintenance into your budget. Here are three things to know about RV maintenance before you decide to buy.
Just like with any other vehicle, your RV will require regular oil changes, fluid changes, and other services. How often you will need RV services will depend on the model you choose and also how often you use it. Before buying, it's important to look into what type of oil the RV needs and what the average basic maintenance costs will be. The average cost of maintenance is $117.52 per month. If you are on the road often, that number may be much higher, but if you are not, you may find that your maintenance costs are much lower.
The Cost of Replacement
Like with any other vehicle, replacements will be needed at some point. The cost of replacement can vary significantly depending on what components to be replaced. For example, a new refrigerator will run between $1,000 and $2,000, while a new air conditioner will typically set you back $600. New tires typically run between $250 and $900 apiece. A new inverter will typically cost at least $2,000. Parts and labor for mechanical repairs can easily cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. It's important to factor in these costs when you buy an RV.
Storage Is Key
Another thing to consider is what to do with your RV when you are not using it. Leaving it outside in the elements may not be a good option depending on your local climate. Storage is one important service that you should consider when making your purchase. Do you have enough room on your property for storage and is it covered storage? If not, you may want to look into RV storage services. RV storage can cost anywhere from $20 to $100 a month for outdoor storage to $45 to $450 a month for indoor storage.
If you are thinking about buying an RV, maintenance is key. Regular monthly maintenance typically costs just over $100 per month and is a must. Repairs and other services should also be factored into your budget. RV repairs can easily cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars. In order to preserve your investment, you will also want to make sure that your RV is properly stored when not in use.Share
5 August 2019