Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying an RV for Family Travel

Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying an RV for Family Travel

Everything you need to know to pick the best family RV

Whether you and your family are seasoned RVers or new to RV life, RV shopping is always an exciting time. But when it comes to RVs, there are so many options. From Class A Motorhomes to towable travel trailers, choosing the best RV for family travel can be daunting. So, we’ve compiled a list of things to consider when searching for the best family RV.

Things to consider when buying an RV for family travel

 

 Full Time RV Life or Weekend Travels

The first and likely most important factor when searching for the best family RV is how you plan to use your RV. Is your rig going to be your home away from home or your full-time casa? This is a vital decision to make prior to shopping. Once you’ve decided your RV trajectory, you can then shop with your family’s needs in mind.  And when searching for a family RV, you can assess what layouts are conducive to full-time RV living or better suited for weekend trips.

While floor plans are significant regardless, they are essential if you intend to live in your RV full time. Keep in mind that there are no shortages of RV manufacturers and varying floorplans. When shopping for an RV for family travel, definitely do your research on different manufacturers, designs, and features.

While RV amenities shouldn’t necessarily be top priority when shopping, they can make or break your happiness with any RV. Make a list of your non-negotiables when it comes to your family’s needs. Things to think about include sleeping capacity, storage space, living area, kitchen size, bathroom accessibility and bedroom location. Additional considerations would be accommodations for workspace and pets.

And if you’re going to live in your RV full-time, space is essential. Many full-timers prefer larger rigs like Class As and fifth wheels simply because they have so much living space. Likewise, if you’re a family of boondockers, you may prefer a Class C or travel trailer with plenty of water storage. Remember, the best RV for family life and travel is one that suits your family’s unique needs.

Full Time RV for Family Travel

Travel Style

After you’ve established if you’re RV lifers or weekend warriors, the next consideration is how your family travels. While RV camping is unquestionably a great way to enjoy nature, it’s also an alternative to hotels near mainstream attractions. Does your family prefer remote off grid locations or RV resorts with pools, activities, and luxury amenities? This is important because it will help you narrow down your search and find the best family RV for your travels.

For instance, if you want to go boondocking or head off the grid, you’ll want an RV that’s designed for rugged terrain. Travel trailers are a great option since they are detachable, thus you can set up camp and go. This allows you to retain the use and maneuverability of your vehicle.

Meanwhile, larger motorhomes and fifth wheels aren’t ideal for boondockers as comparatively they aren’t as capable of handling dirt roads. However, if you’re going to stay camp at sites with full hook ups, then a Class A or a fifth wheel might be a better option. Again, if you’re planning to spend extended time in your rig, larger RVs are great simply because they have so much living space.

Additionally, if you’re looking for an RV for family travel that is versatile, a Class C is an excellent option. Class C motorhomes are one of the most purchased motorhome types on the market because they are family-friendly and compact. Moreover, they tend to provide larger holding tanks to accommodate off grid camping and are more maneuverable than travel trailers.

Family RV Travel

Length of Travel

The next thing to consider when looking for the right rig for your family is trip duration. Whether you are planning to be full-timers or occasionally travel, how long do you plan to stay at each site? Are you going to set up camp for a few weeks or move quickly and camp at several places?

If you hope to stay for longer periods of time, you will likely enjoy bigger living spaces. Because your family will be able to spread out and settle in, you’d want your rig to feel like home. A larger and more spacious RV is ideal as they luxury amenities that can make your family the most comfortable. Keeping that in mind, perhaps your best family RV is a spacious fifth wheel or large motorhome.

But if you’re going to move every few days, a large rig probably isn’t as easy or convenient. If you want to move quickly from place to place or only as place to sleep, a smaller rig with less setup may be the way to go. Ultimately, you should take into account space and livability for how you plan to camp and stay. And think about set up and break down time of each RV for how you plan to travel. Testing out these features before buying will ensure you select the right RV for family travel specific to your needs.

RV for family travel with father and son.

Where to buy the best family RV

We hope our insights and tips can help you figure out which rig is right for you and your family. While it may be overwhelming to search for the best RV for family travel, you can narrow down the search to fit your needs. Though some families opt for a Class A or a fifth wheel due to size, the truth is that it really depends on your wants and needs. The RV that suits one family may not be the best for you!

Take some time to assess your needs, reflect on your travel style and proactively ponder your future trips.  Then do some research and decide what the best RV for your family is. And if you need some help narrowing down the list, we’re here for you! We can help you work through what type of RV is best for you and help you find an RV that fits your family’s needs. Come in or call us today to let our team at Courvelle’s help you find YOUR best family RV!

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Tips for Buying an RV in Winter

Tips for Buying an RV in Winter

Why Shop for an RV in Winter?

First and foremost, buying an RV is a commitment to a dream and possibly a lifestyle. While it can be an exciting shopping experience, it is undoubtedly a big decision. While you could be shopping for a home on wheels or any anytime vacation, there are things to consider. And while prime camping season is in the fall, there are some major perks to shopping for an RV in winter season.

Indeed, most people shop for an RV during the warm weather with their minds on the upcoming camping season. However, savvy shoppers can avoid the summer crowds and find a deal by shopping for an RV in winter. Keep reading for shopping tips that just might convince you to buy an RV this winter season.

Research your options

First, regardless of when you plan to purchase your RV, you must do your research before anything else. You should start by reading our first time RV buyers guide to help determine which RV is right for you. Then, you can browse RVs online or come into our Louisiana RV dealership to get a feel for what’s available. Visiting our dealership, walking through RVs and talking with our expert staff might give you a better idea of what is going to work for you. You can also read about the benefits of RVing to see how you can travel on your own terms.

Aside from knowing which type of RV you are looking to purchase, you should also read about the different manufacturers. We recommend you read reviews of various manufacturers and take notes on which features are important to you. Each manufacturer offers different floorplans and features. Likewise, it is important to know common problems for manufacturers. From there, you can keep a list of which brands you’re willing to buy and which ones you’d prefer to avoid.

Consider pre-owned

Next, now that you’ve done your research and you know what you want, consider buying a used RV. While there are tons of perks to buying new, some people want to avoid the depreciation that happens to new RVs. Because of this, our next tip is to consider buying a used RV.

An RV that is a few years old but has been well taken care of can save you money – particularly when it comes to buying a used Class A! You can rest assured that all of the used RVs we carry at Courvelle’s RV are always high quality, clean and reliable.

Plus, while more people shop for RVs in the warmer months, more people tend to consign them in the winter months! Many people are looking to transition out of their RVs before going through the work of winterizing and storing them for winter. Often, people are motivated by adding a little cash flow before the holidays if they are already planning to sell their RVs.

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Less crowds at dealerships

Time of year definitely impacts the crowds you’ll encounter while shopping. While retail shopping ramps up during the holidays, there are typically less people shopping for an RV in winter. That’s because most RVers won’t be using them until the weather warms up, so they don’t want to make a big purchase they have to wait to use. But this can work to your benefit when you buy an RV in winter! With less shoppers, you’ll likely have more time with a salesperson. They’ll be able to discuss your needs and the various options in depth.

Beyond that, you will have more time and access to customize your travel trailer with accessories and other add-ons. When you buy an RV in winter, you have plenty of time to order and install add-ons like solar panels. These projects can be worked on during the winter, and you’ll still have your rig ready to explore come prime camping season.

If you prefer to get on the road right away though, you can do that too! Since we’re in a southern state, you can start traveling right away. There are many great winter campgrounds in our state, which we detailed in this blog about our top winter campgrounds! Furthermore, since many campers pack up for winter, you’ll likely find lower rates and less crowds at campgrounds.

Winter RV deals

In some situations, you may even be able to save money by buying in the off-season! Dealers are transitioning their inventory from the calendar year models that are left and starting to stock up on models for the new year. This year at Courvelle’s RV, we’re running a Year End Sales Event so you can find the perfect RV at a steal of a price before ringing in the new year! 

 

Buy an RV this Winter

Regardless of anything, research is always necessary, and planning will always save you money. However, with all the aforementioned benefits, winter is a great time to shop for an RV. Of course, at Courvelle’s we are always available in any season with a staff ready to help you find the RV of your dreams. Come in today to browse our inventory of new and used RVs in our dealership is Opelousas, LA!

Things to Consider When Buying A Class A RV

Things to Consider When Buying A Class A RV

When you think of a motorhome, it’s likely that you picture a Class A.  A motorhome is simply a type of RV whose engine and driver’s cab are part of the vehicle, as opposed to a towable which is towed behind a truck or SUV. While Class C and Class B RVs are motorhomes, generally, people referring to motorhomes are talking about Class A RVs. When you are buying a Class A RV, you’re getting that classic ‘box on wheels’ style frame. They are the larger, more luxurious recreational vehicles. They are self-propelled and have either a gas or diesel powertrain. Built with similar framing and construction as commercial buses, they usually range in length from 26-45 feet.

Indeed, Class A motorhomes are some of the largest vehicles on the road. Hence, they offer more living space than other types of RVs, making them feel more spacious and livable. Additionally, Class A RVs have interior furnishings that range from basic comforts to 5-star luxury motorhomes. And, they have all the amenities for a vacation and comforts for full-time living. From sleeping and lounging areas to full kitchens and upscale bathrooms, they have everything you need. And since they are self-contained, you can camp anywhere and be comfortable.

Benefits of Buying a Class A RV

Now that we have specified what buying a Class A RV entails, let’s briefly look at some of the benefits of them. First, not only do they have conveniences such as refrigerators and bathrooms, but passengers can access them while moving. Next, and we’ve touched on this already, but the luxuries are nearly unlimited. Many Class A RVs have home-like features, such as a washer and dryer. Additionally, these RVs can have multiple slide-outs to increase living and storage space. In fact, they have the best exterior storage of all RV types. Many have large pass-thru compartments that can accommodate patio furniture and other larger items. And lastly, they have a higher towing capacity. This enables you to tow another vehicle so you can explore once your RV is set up at the camp site. If you’re still unsure which type of motorhome is right for you, you can read more about how to choose between Class A vs. Class C motorhomes.

What to Consider When You Buy a Class A RV

So, now that you know what a Class A RV is and the benefits of owning one, are you thinking that buying a Class A RV is right for you? If so, it is important to know what features are non-negotiable for your family. So, here are some things to consider and look for when shopping for a Class A RV.

Size Matters

First, you need to know when buying a Class A RV is how many people will be RVing with you. Again, Class A motorhomes range in size. So, knowing the sleeping capacity, livable space, and storage room that will work best for your family is crucial. Furthermore, consider your travel style. If you’re frequenting national parks, you may want a shorter motorhome for easier maneuvering and parking in campsites. If you value more space and features, or plan for longer stays, you can opt for a longer model.

Likewise, it is important to know your motorhome’s GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and cargo-carrying capacity. This is especially important if you’re planning to tow a vehicle or trailer behind your motorhome. While the cargo capacity is higher on Class A RVs in comparison to other campers, you will want to federal weight laws.

Furthermore, if you’re planning to travel heavy, you may need to consider a tag axle. Because a rear axle has weight limitations, a tag axle is a third axle located behind the rearmost axle. Tag axles are used to increase GVWR. Their primary purpose is to provide increased weight-carrying capacity for larger/heavier motorhomes. Most class A motorhomes up through 40′ use a single rear axle. Usually, anything over 40′ gets a tag axle, although there are always exceptions.

Fuel Type

Next, when you’re buying a Class A RV, should you go for a diesel pusher or a gas motorhome? Class A RVs can have gas or diesel engines and the difference between the two is considerable. Typically, gas powered motorhomes lack the power and thus the luxury of diesel pushers. Diesel rigs can carry more and thus typically offer more amenities. Because the engine is in the back of the motorhome, diesel-powered motorhomes tend to have a bit more living space at the front of the vehicle.

With gas-powered motorhomes, the engine is in the front. While class A gas models are great for the plains and can work elsewhere, diesel is going to be the better hill-climber. They are also typically better on fuel economy And, while diesel engines are more expensive to maintain, they’re also more durable and likely will outlast a gas engine. It’s important to note that the cost of diesel-powered Class A RVs does reflect the benefits. Indeed, gas powered motorhomes tend to be more affordable upfront. So, if you do not need the power of a diesel pusher, they could be a good option.

Heating

There are two types of heating to consider when buying a Class A RV: forced air and hydronic systems. Forced air heating systems use air to transfer heat unlike hydronic systems that use water or steam to transfer heat. With forced air systems, air is drawn from the room by powerful fans. The air is then passed through a heating chamber and then is pumped back to the room.

With hydronic heating systems, water/steam transfers heat from a boiler to different parts of the room through metal pipes. The hot liquid is pumped to heat exchangers that circulate warm air through a system of tubing to low-voltage radiator fans situated throughout the RV. Hydronic heating systems tend to be quieter in the living space and more even distribute heat. However, they come at a higher cost than forced air systems. Read RV Hydronic Heating System: 11 Things You Need to Know for more information on hydronic hearing systems.

Manufacturer & Model

Another consideration when buying a Class A RV, or any RV for that matter, is the brand and the reputation of that manufacturer. It is important to do your research. Read reviews, talk to other RVers and RV service technicians for advice. Learn about the reputations of different RV manufacturers and research what warranties and support they offer their owners. Additionally, know where you can get your RV serviced if it is covered by the manufacturer. Also, remember that preventative maintenance is crucial in keeping your RV in top shape. If you are looking for RV repair services in Louisiana, contact us at 337-942-5800.

Moreover, it is important to note that each manufacturer offers different models and floor plans. Each RV can offer varying degrees of amenities, options, and luxury features. Think about which are essential for you and which are just desirable luxuries. How much refrigerator space do you need? Do you need a washer and dryer? What about solar panels? A fireplace? Differentiate your wants from your needs for your camping enjoyment.

We cannot stress enough how important research is when buying a Class A RV. Finding the right floor plan to fit your needs is one of the key factors in buying a motorhome. You’ll want to determine how you intend to use your space and what appliances and furniture you’ll need. Consider the livability of the overall layout; this is crucial to ensure your home on wheels suits you.

Buying New vs. Used

To begin with, RVs are an investment. And Class A RVs tend to be the most expensive type of RV. Although owning a Class A motorhome can be a tremendously rewarding experience, it can have a large barrier to entry. New Class As can range anywhere from about $95,000 to $500,000 or more. It really depends on the features and accessories you choose.

While buying a Class A RV new can allow you to customize the options on it more extensively, it is always pricier than buying used. Remember, Class A RVs are built to last. However, their value does depreciate year after year. This is one of the many reasons to buy a used Class A RV. If you’re not ready to commit to a new Class A, buying a used motorhome can be a wise move. Before deciding between used and new, consider all the factors involved.

Where to buy a Class A RV

Courvelle’s RV is your Louisiana RV dealer where you get more for less! We have the cleanest inventory of used Class A RVs in Louisiana. All of our used Class A motorhomes are expertly maintained and in excellent condition.

We only take in premium used RVs, so you can rest easy knowing when you buy a used motorhome from us, you are getting the most well maintained like new motorhomes in the area. Brands we carry range from Fleetwood to Tiffin and Coachmen to Forest River. Come see us today to find your perfect Class A RV!

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How to Find the Best RV for Full-Time Living

How to Find the Best RV for Full-Time Living

Transitioning to full-time RV living is an exciting decision! You’re saying goodbye to a traditional and materialistic way of living and chasing adventure and experiences instead. You’re about to make so many new memories! But first, you’ll need to decide on your new home on wheels. Right about now, you’re probably asking, “What is the best RV for full-time living?” And we can understand why. With so many options, you need some help narrowing it down. We can do that!

Things to consider when you shop for the best RV for full-time living

While the best RV for full-time living varies from family to family, there are a few things you should consider when making your decision. Assessing these important points can help you identify what you’re looking for and how to shop for your new home.

Space

Any decision to transition to full-time RV life is going to involve some downsizing. But how much do you really want to downsize? If you’re willing to live an extreme minimalistic lifestyle, then you could make a Class B RV work. If you want to live as close as possible to a sticks and bricks level of comfort, opt for a Class A motorhome. Do you have kids? You’ll likely want an RV that has a separate sleeping area for them so things don’t feel too cramped.

Size for parking and campgrounds

While the size of your RV obviously affects the space inside it, it can also affect where you are and are not allowed to go. While a Class A RV may be comfortable, there are some campgrounds that aren’t big enough to accommodate large coaches. On the flip side, there are some luxury campgrounds that only accept Class A RVs. If you plan on staying at a lot of state and national park campgrounds, you may want something smaller. It can also be difficult to maneuver a motorhome in cities and public parking lots. If any of this is a concern for you, but you still like the idea of a motorhome, maybe a Class C would be a good fit for you.

Costs

Your budget will obviously come into play here. How much are you willing to spend on your new home? Travel trailers can be most affordable, while the price point for Class A RVs and fifth wheels tends to be a little higher. You’ll also want to consider the other costs of full-time living. This includes expenses like fuel efficiency, since gas is such a big operating cost of RV life. The best RV for full-time living would ideally have decent gas mileage.

Weather

Another important thing to considering when picking the best RV for full-time living is what kind of climates you plan on traveling through. Will you chase warm weather the whole time, or will you possibly enjoy some wintertime fun here and there? If at any point you think you’ll be somewhere that temps get a little chilly, you want your RV to be prepared. Choose an RV for full-time living that can handle all 4 seasons and is plenty insulated.

Two of the best RVs for full-time living

You can make full-time RV living in really any RV, but there are two that are popular choices among the full-time RV crowd.

Used Class A

Even with its size and the initial cost to purchase, many people opt for a Class A RV for full-time living simply because it’s most comfortable. The price point is a little higher than towable RVs, but often, people are willing to spend that much because they are using the RV to replace their sticks and bricks house. These RVs can often come with house-like amenities like residential-sized refrigerators, showers, and stovetops. It might just be the best RV for full-time living because you won’t be sacrificing a whole lot in the transition to RV life with a Class A!

The key to not spending a fortune on your motorhome purchase, though, is to buy a used Class A. We’ve written a whole blog post about why it pays to buy a used Class A motorhome, but in short, it allows you to avoid the initial depreciation hit these big RVs take in the first year or so. You’re still getting a rig that’s worthy of living in full-time, but you’re saving thousands of dollars. At Courvelle’s RV, we have a carefully curated selection of used Class A RVs to help you find a high-end yet affordable motorhome lifestyle.

Fifth Wheel

Some people would consider a fifth wheel the best RV for full-time living. They’re typically a little less expensive than a Class A RV but are usually the most comfortably appointed of all the towable options. If you’re choosing this RV for full-time living, you will also need a pick-up truck with a fifth wheel hitch to tow it. Unless you’re pulling a toad vehicle behind a Class A, it’s nice to have your truck available to jet around town for groceries or exploring without packing up at the campsite.

The best RV for full-time living really depends on your lifestyle

While some people may feel strongly that a Class A or a fifth wheel is the best RV for full-time living, the truth is: it really depends on your wants and needs. The RV that is the best for one family may not be the best for you! Take the time to assess your budget, needs and travel plans before making this big decision. If you need some help directing your decision, our sales team is here for you! We can help you work through what type of RV is best for you and help you find an RV that fits exactly what you’re looking for. We can’t wait to help you find your dream home on wheels!

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Class A vs. Class C Motorhomes: How to Choose

Class A vs. Class C Motorhomes: How to Choose

If you’ve landed here, it’s likely you know you want to buy a motorhome. You just can’t decide which one! The big debate when it comes to motorhomes is usually Class A vs. Class C. There are also Class B vans, but those resemble van life much more than RV life. If you’re looking for a motorhome, you’re likely choosing between the two larger options.

Class A vs. Class C: Which is Right for You?

For starters, let’s break down the difference between Class A vs. Class C. Both are drivable motorhomes where the cab is part of the living space, rather than the living space being towed behind a vehicle. Class C RVs are the smaller of the two options. Its most recognizable feature is the portion of the living space that hangs over the cab of the vehicle, usually designed as storage space or a bed. Class A RVs are much bigger – they are the giants of the RV world! These large rigs are the closest to sticks and bricks living you can get since their size can fit much more amenities.

Size isn’t the only thing that differentiates the two. Read on to find out more.

Maneuverability

For starters, one of the biggest Class A vs. Class C differences is maneuverability. Class C RVs have the upper hand in this category since they’re shorter in length and height and less wide. Your turn radius is a little easier in a Class C, so it’s easier for beginners to learn how to drive them. They’re also less susceptible to swaying in the wind down the highway.

Campsites

It isn’t just a matter of personal preference though – there are some places you may want to visit that simply don’t have room for a Class A RV. Not all campsites allow Class A RVs due to their size. This is particularly true of many state and national park campsites. However, there are other campsites that are exclusive to Class A RVs. These campsites are typically luxury motorcoach resorts, which means you get to enjoy another level of camping comfort.

Cost

As you may already know, the cost of a Class A RV is typically higher than a Class C. They are usually the more luxurious option of the two, and the price tag reflects that. While you will be paying more, you’re also usually getting more space and more features.

Depreciation

While cost may be higher for a Class A, it also depreciates more quickly than a Class C. If you’re planning on keeping either RV long term, then this may not be an issue for you. If you want to change RVs in a couple of years, then it is something to consider. To solve a big part of the depreciation issue when it comes to Class A RVs, buy a used Class A motorhome instead of new.

Sleep Capacity

The sleep capacity between Class A vs. Class C really comes down to the floor plan of the RV you choose. While Class C RVs, they’re often very smart with taking advantage of the space they do have. The sleep space over the cab helps a lot! Some massive Class A RVs still only have one bedroom, and feature a large, comfortable living space instead. Just look for the RV that has the sleep capacity your family needs.

Comforts

When you think luxury comfort in the RV world, you often think of Class A RVs. And for good reason – these rigs can sometimes feel like a far cry from RV living with full-size kitchen features, multiple slides, and walk-around bedrooms. That doesn’t mean Class C RVs aren’t comfortable though! A great Class C can be just as luxurious, especially if you are traveling as a couple and won’t need all the extra room.

Storage

Class A RVs have the upper hand between Class A vs. Class C when it comes to storage simply thanks to their size. The basement of these RVs often provide tons of space for you to store gear and seasonal items. Don’t underestimate a well-built Class C RV, though! These rigs are thoughtfully designed to take advantage of every inch.

Fuel

What a Class C RV lacks in size, it makes up for in fuel mileage in the Class A vs. Class C debate. While Class A RVs can be cushy, their boxy shape means they’re not very aerodynamic. As a result, their fuel mileage just can’t compete with a Class C. There are many reasons to choose a Class C RV, but this may be an important factor for you.

Choosing the right motorhome for your family

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to making your Class A vs. Class C RV choice. The best thing to do is to browse our Class C inventory, and browse our Class A inventory to see which resonates with you. Or, you can get in touch with our team at Courvelle’s RV in Louisiana to find the right fit for you!

 

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Why You Should Buy a Used Class A Motorhome

Why You Should Buy a Used Class A Motorhome

So you’re on the market to find the perfect RV for your travels. How do you decide which kind of RV is right for you? From towables to driveables and new vs. used, there are lots of options out there. If you’ve landed on this blog though, chances are you’re considering purchasing a used Class A motorhome. We’re here to help you make an informed decision.

The Benefits of Buying a Used Class A RV

Maybe you’re considering it for the size, the savings, or both. Regardless, there are many reasons to consider purchasing this type of RV! We walk you through both the benefits of opting for used over new and the benefits of choosing a motor coach rather than a different type of RV. If this is your first RV, try starting with our first time RV buying guide and coming back here to make a decision! Read on for the benefits of a buying a used Class A.

Savings, savings, savings!

It’s no secret that used RVs are cheaper than new ones! That price difference is never more obvious than when it comes to a used Class A motorhome. Because these homes on wheels tend to be the highest ticket items of the RV world, savings on buying one used can be massive. We’re talking thousands of dollars! Even if the percentage difference between buying used and new is the same in a Class A vs. a light travel trailer, the total math on how much you save will work out much higher because of the sticker price on the Class A.

Avoid depreciation on a new RV

You want your RV to hold its value while you own it so when you’re ready for the next one, you can get a good return for your old RV to help cover the cost of the new one.  According to Camper Report, a new Class A RV depreciates upwards of 20% as soon as it leaves the lot. And 20% of the price of a Class A is a LOT of money lost! Avoid taking that depreciation hit and buy a used Class A instead. That way, when it’s time to find your next RV, you can make a higher percentage of your money back on the re-sale.

More RV for your money

A used Class A RV might be similarly priced to purchasing a new fifth wheel. But with the Class A, you’re getting WAY more RV for your money: more storage, more living space and more creature comforts. Simply put, class A RVs cost more because you’re getting more. These rigs can be anywhere from 25 to 45 feet in length and have multiple slide outs, so the living areas are larger, the beds are often bigger, and there’s plenty of places to pack your things for your time on the road.

The convenience of home all in one rig

Along those same lines, one of the benefits of opting for a used Class A is that these types of vehicles feel the closest to a sticks and bricks home. Everything you need is right there under one roof. You don’t have to invest in a separate vehicle to tow your RV. You drive and live in the same vehicle. It’s convenient and gives you less moving pieces to worry about. If you need a full run down on the benefits of a motorhome rather than a travel trailer or fifth wheel, check out our towable vs. driveable RV guide.

A screenshot of the 360 View feature on the vehicle pages of Courvelle's used Class A RVs

A screenshot of the 360 View feature on the vehicle pages of Courvelle’s used Class A RVs

360-view at Courvelle’s RV

Nervous about taking the leap to make a big purchase like a Class A RV? You want to make your purchase at an RV dealership where you know exactly what you are getting. Courvelle’s RV makes that possible right from the comfort of your own home! Our 360-degree RV view allows you to inspect our used Class A selection in on all sides, right here on your computer screen. Every RV in our inventory  is equipped with this feature on our website, so you can inspect RVs from every angle as you shop.

How to find the right used Class A motorhome for you

Whether you’re based in Louisiana or you’re willing to travel to find the perfect RV for your family, Courvelle’s has the best selection of used Class A RVs out there. Our motorhomes are fairly priced, clean, high quality, low mileage and ready to find new adventures as soon as we hand you the keys. All you need to do is plan the route! Let our team of RV experts match you up with the perfect used Class A for your family!

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