What We Wish We Knew

We remember all too well what is like a few years ago when we were shopping and researching for our RV and we spent hundreds of hours on months researching and of course we’ve had nearly three years on the road now we just continue to learn more and more every day week and month I’m sure that we’ll never stop so as you probably know we were in quartzite for a couple of weeks in January and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with a lot of our fellow YouTubers and full-time RV is so rounded a few up and asked them what advice they would have given themselves when they were first starting to see what they got to say

Meet Tom And Kate of the Mortons on the Move

I’m Tom and I’m Kate and we are the Mortons on the move we’ve been full-time on the road for 16 months now and we wish that we knew that we don’t need a really big army yeah we started out trying to take everything with us and it ended up biting us because it was too big and we had too much stuff and we had to downsize we had a forty one foot 5th wheel toy hauler and now we have downsized to a 33-foot 5th wheel and it is so much better you don’t need all that extra space another thing we wish we’d known is the world is not as scary of a place as it might seem when you’re in one place a lot of people seem to be like how could you be in that area with those people well yeah when you haven’t been there you don’t know and in our experience the world has been really nice to us and we’ve only been uncomfortable a couple times and then we just move on we’ll welcome you like family we’re Lisa and Dan and we’re with always on liberty comm four years ago when we started our being we should have thought about it a little bit more and purchased a pre-owned unit instead of a brand-new unit after 20 months on the road we decided that the brand new unit we had purchased was not what we needed to be full time RV years and didn’t fit our lifestyle at that point so we took a big loss and depreciation when we bought the unit and then another loss when we bought the second unit so financially I would advise people to shop around be sure of what floorplan you want or what you’re going to do and let somebody else pay that depreciation instead of you assuming that responsibility for it on your first purchase hello

Meet Gary and Stacey of the PauHana Travels

I’m Gary and I’m Stacey and we’re PauHanaTravels we have been our being for four years this is our fourth rig we start out with a 27 foot bumper pool to the 38 foot toy hauler 43 foot now do your research figure out what you want to do how you want to use the rig and where you want to go go out and step into a rig sit in the bathroom jump in the shower sit at the dining room these decisions are huge factors if you’re gonna love your red or hate your wreck we speak from experience don’t think that your RV salesman knows it all oh my gosh we usually go in knowing more than they do and educating the RV salesman on things they had no clue they will try to sell you a rig that is very close to carrying capacity which means leaves nothing for you to fill your rig with water food clothes and then you’re overweight so just do your research know what you want and then go look at it touch it feel it and don’t believe everything the salesman says most importantly once you get your RV you gotta use it you bought it for a reason go travel

Meet Brian and Christie of Spot the Scott’s

I’m Brian I’m Christie we’re spot the Scott’s we’ve been RVing about two and a half years 18 months of it full time we’ve had four rigs so when we look back I think we would have taken a lot more time we would have told ourselves take your time researching and shopping do a lot more research get in the rig’s slides in slides out try everything out try what’s accessible try out even the thing that you don’t think will fit you at all like for us those classes didn’t think classes were our thing and we ended up gift on them we ended up in Elvis our 89 Airstream which is which is a Class A and we have I love it our fourth rig it’s our least expensive rig and it’s the one that makes us the happiest yep and I think I would also tell us newer is not necessarily better yeah there’s anything wrong with it no but we found the quality in our 1989 is way better than anything that we’ve had it’s been fairly new I’m Kaylee and I’m Josh and we’re the freedom theory and we’ve been living in our 33 foot v well for two years and looking back the thing that I wish I had done differently or known more about before starting to RV was actually trucks because we pull our v well and I knew nothing about big trucks we ended up getting very lucky we got one with the tow package I had no idea trucks came with the tow package we got diesel I didn’t know we should have that but exhaust brake and things like that didn’t know anything about it we got really lucky but I wish I know more about it I’ve learned a lot about just vehicle maintenance on the road and it may seem a little silly it may seem minor but believe me you can put a lot of money into maintaining these rigs and so the more you know to do yourself the less money you have to spend

Meet Emily and Tim Rohr of Owned Less Do More

Hi we’re Emily and Tim Rohr and we are owned less do more we have been an RV for about 18 months now and we bought this largely because of the floor plan we walked inside and really loved the floor plan because of the desk area which is what I wanted and I think what I look back and what would I have done a little bit differently it turns out that a lot of these RV manufacturers do build different specifications and the walls and the comfort how warm they are the quietness of the air conditioning and that sort of thing and a lot of the newer high-end units have that today a lot of the older ones didn’t and I think that I understood better how that was done we maybe would have kept searching until we had tried to find one with some of those better features in other words don’t just go for the floor plan and on the more personal side if I had known how much the his work her work would have changed in this amount of time whereas I felt like I did most of the work around the house when we lived in a total swap we should have done this years ago it has reversed completely he does more than I do and I’m not afraid to admit it and in about 20 years we’ll probably have even doubt so to wrap it all up we agree with all of these guys yes and we would say just don’t rush it this is a really big decision everyone knows RVs are not an appreciating asset they depreciate over time and can do so pretty hard so the more you do research ahead of time or less likely you won’t make a bigger expensive mistake yeah and the more confidence you’ll have in that decision whether you’re full timing part timing seasonal week ending it’s a very complex decision involves your house and your car how easy it is to drive what you can be able to carry with you with the carrying capacity the manoeuvrability livability quality of the product depending on how much time you’re gonna spend in it take your time do your research as it’s a really big decision and hardly anyone gets this right on the first go it’s just scratching the surface of all of the things you need to think about when you’re shopping for buying an RV but hopefully this will get you started and if you liked this video give us a thumbs up or comment below we’d love to hear your comments and your thoughts and don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to get notification of new videos as they come out see ya [Music] [Music] [Music] – We remember all too well what it was like a few years ago when we were shopping and researching for our RV, and we spent hundreds of hours.
Hundreds, yeah. – Months researching, and of course we’ve had nearly three years on the road now. We just continue to learn more and more every day, week, and month. I’m sure that will never stop.

So as you probably know we’re in CourtSide for a couple of weeks in January and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with a lot of our fellow YouTuber’s and full-time RVers. – So rounded a few up and asked what advice they would’ve given themselves when they were first starting See what they got to say.

Meet Tom and Cait of the Mortons On The Move

I’m Tom and Cait of the Mortons on the Move. We’ve been full-time on the road for 16 months now and we wish that we knew that we don’t need a really big RV. Yeah, we just started out trying to take everything with us and it ended up biting us because it was too big and we had too much stuff and we had to down size. – We have 41 foot fifth wheel, a toy hauler, and now we have downsized to a 33 foot fifth wheel, and it is so much better, you don’t need all that extra space. Another thing we wished we’d known is, the world is not as scary of a place as it might seem when your in one place. A lot of people seem to be like, how could you be in that area with those people well, when you haven’t been there, you don’t know, and in our experience, the world has been really nice to us, and we’ve only been uncomfortable a couple times and then we just move on.

95% of the people you’ll meet are very, very generous, very nice, and will welcome you like family. – We’re Lisa and Dan and we’re with alwaysonliberty.com. – Four years ago when we started RVing, we should of thought about it a little bit more and purchased a pre-owned unit instead of a brand new unit.

After 20 months on the road we decided that the brand new unit we had purchased was not what we needed to be full-time Rvers, it didn’t fit our lifestyle at that point, so we took a big loss in depreciation and when we bought the unit and in another loss when we bought the second unit.

So financially I would advice people to shop around, be sure of what floor plan you want for what you’re going to do and let someone else pay that depreciation instead of you assuming that responsibility for it on your first purchase.

More of Pauhana Travels

Hello, I’m Gary and I’m Stacey and we’re Pauhana Travels. We have been RVing for four years. This is our fourth rig. We started out with a 27-foot bumper pool, went to a 38-foot toy hauler then went to a 43-foot fifth wheel.

Now were in a 38 foot class A diesel. Do you’re research. Figure what you wanna do, how you wanna use the rig, and where you wanna go. – Go out and step into a rig, sit in the bathroom, jump in the shower, sit at the dining room table.

These decisions are huge factors if you’re gonna love your rig or hate your rig. We speak from experience. – Experience. – Don’t think that your RV salesman knows it all. – Oh my gosh. (laughs) They do not. We usually go in knowing more than they do and educating the RV salesman on things they had no clue. They will try to sell you a rig that is very close to carrying capacity, which means leaves nothing for you to fill your rig with, water, food, clothes, and then you’re overweight.

So just do your research. Know what you want. And then go look at it, touch it, feel it, and don’t believe everything the salesman says. – Most importantly once you get your RV, you gotta use it. You bought it for a reason.

More of Spot the Scotts

Go travel. I’m Brain and I’m Christie and we’re Spot the Scotts. We’ve been RVing for about two and a half years, 18 months of it full-time. We’ve had four rigs. So, when we look back, I think we would’ve taken a lot more time, we would’ve told ourselves take our time researching and shopping and do a lot more research, get in the rigs, slides in, slides out. Try everything out. Try- – what’s accessible. – Try out even the thing that you don’t think will fit you at all, like for us, it was class A’s We didn’t think class A’s were out thing, and we ended up in- – We skipped all of ’em. – We ended up in Alvizar 89 Airstream which is a class A and we absolutely love it. – It’s our fourth rig, it’s our least expensive rig, and it’s the one that makes us the happiest. Yep, and I think I would also tell us, newer is not necessarily better. – Yeah, not that there’s anything wrong with it. – No, but we found the quality in our 1989 is way better than anything that we’ve had that’s been fairly new.

More of the Freedom Theory

I’m Kali and I’m Josh and we’re the Freedom Theory and we’ve been living in our 33-foot fifth wheel for two years and looking back the thing that I wish I had done differently or known more about before starting to RV was actually trucked because we pull or fifth wheel and I knew nothing about big trucks.

We ended up getting very lucky, we got one with a tow package. I had no idea trucks came with a tow package. We got diesel, I did know we should have that. But exhaust break and things like that didn’t know anything about it, we got really lucky, but I wish I known more about it.

I’ve learned a lot about vehicle maintenance on the road and it may seem a little silly it may seem minor, but believe me you can put a lot of money in maintaining these rigs, and so the more you know to do yourself, the less money you have to spend.

More of Own Less Do More

– Hi we’re Emily and Tim Roar and we are Ownless Do More. – We have been in RV for about 18 months now and we bought this largely because of the floor plan. We walked inside and really loved the floor plane because of the desk area, which is what I wanted and I think when I look back and what would I have done a little bit differently, turns out that a lot of these RV manufactures do build different specifications in the walls, in the comfort, how warm they are, the quietness of the air conditioning and that sort of thing and a lot of the newer high-end units have that today, lot of the older ones didn’t, and I think had I understood better how that was done, we maybe would have kept searching until we had tried to find one with some of those better features. In other words, don’t just go for the floor plan. And on the more personal side, if I had known how much his work, her work, would have changed in this amount of time, whereas I felt like I did most of the work around the house when we lived in the house, total swap. We should’ve done this years ago. It has reversed completely. He does more than I do and I’m not afraid to admit it. And in about 20 years we’ll probably have evened out. (laughs) – So, to wrap it all up, we agree with all of these guys. Yes. – And we would say just don’t rush it. This is a really big decision. Everyone knows RVs are not an appreciating asset, they depreciate over time and can do so pretty hard, so the more you do research ahead of time the less likely you are to make a big or expensive mistake. Yeah, and the more confidence you’ll have in the decision. Whether your full-timing, part-timing, seasonal, weekending, it’s a very complex decision. It involves your house and your car, how easy it is to drive, what you can be able to carry with you with the carrying capacity, the maneuverability, livability, quality of the product depending on how much time you’re gonna spend in it.

Take your time, do your research ’cause it’s a really big decision. And hardly anyone gets this right on the first go. – It’s just scratching the surface of all of the things you need to think about when you’re shopping for, buying an RV, but hopefully, this will get you started, and if you like this video give us a thumbs up or comment below.

We’d love to hear your comments and your thoughts. And don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to get notifications of new videos as they come out.

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