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The RV Features that Really Matter

RV Features

Just about all RV owners have some regrets over which RV features they didn’t consider when they bought their first coach. It’s easy to get sucked in with the interior and exterior aesthetics and the creature comforts, that some of the practical features are overlooked. After a few trips, you begin to realize what really matters. 

If you’re in the market for a new RV, there are a lot of features to consider. Whether you’re planning to take a long road trip or just looking for a comfortable home away from home, on shorter adventures, there are several key features to keep in mind. Here are some of the RV features you should consider:

Bedroom features

One of the most important things to consider is how many people will be traveling with you and where they will sleep. RVs come in all sizes, from compact trailers to large motorhomes, and each has its own sleeping arrangements. Decide how many beds you need and whether you want a bunk bed, pull-out couch, or separate sleeping area.

Kitchen facilities

If you plan to do a lot of cooking on your trips, consider the kitchen facilities offered in your RV. Some RVs come with full kitchens, including ovens, stoves, refrigerators, and sinks. Others have smaller kitchens with just a microwave, sink, and mini-fridge. Make sure the kitchen meets your needs and has enough storage space for your food and cooking supplies.

The bathroom features

Having a bathroom in your RV is a must for long trips. Look for an RV with a bathroom that is private, clean, and easy to use. Consider the size of the shower and toilet, as well as the type of water system (fresh, grey, black) and the amount of storage available for your toiletries.

Climate control functions

It’s important to be comfortable in your RV, no matter the weather. Consider the type of climate control system you want, whether it be air conditioning, heating, or a combination of both. Make sure the system is powerful enough to cool or heat the entire RV and check for adequate insulation to keep you comfortable all year round.

Access with the slides pulled in

When touring RVs, you’ll be in and out of hundreds of models. You’ll soon get a clear idea of your floor plan preferences. However, people don’t often think to tour units with the slides in. Why would this be important? Most RVers like to access parts of their interior while parked. Maybe you want to make a roadside stop to prep lunch or take an emergency restroom break, or perhaps you want to pack for trips without putting the slides out. Whatever the case may be, you’ll find yourself in your closed RV more than you would expect.

Storage space

When you’re traveling in an RV, you need to be able to store all of your belongings. Look for RVs with plenty of storage space, both inside and outside. Make sure there’s enough space for your clothes, food, cooking supplies, and any other items you may need on your trip.

Towing capabilities

If you plan to tow a car behind your RV, make sure the RV has the necessary towing capabilities. Consider the weight of the car you plan to tow and the weight capacity of the RV’s hitch. Make sure the RV also has brakes and lighting systems that are compatible with your car.

Tank size

If you never stayed in an RV for an extended period of time, you have no real concept of how long it takes to empty your freshwater tank or fill your black and gray water tanks. However, after your first long weekend away from home, you’ll suddenly realize just how important tank size is. When looking at a floor plan, don’t forget to compare the tank specs for similar models. This is especially important if you plan on dry camping or staying in state and national parks without full hookups. Some RVers are happy to use the campground comfort stations, but if you want your rig to have all the conveniences of home, you’ll want ample-sized tanks.


At first, many families are fine with sharing a cozy space in an RV, no matter how small it is. After all, it’s better than a tent. However, if you’ll be spending 20-30 nights or more in your RV with your family, you might find yourself wishing for a little more privacy. In some floor plans, the master bed is integrated into the living space or separated by a thin curtain. When buying an RV, don’t discount your desire for some privacy. If it’s important to you, you’ll want a master bedroom with a real door.

Technology Package

Modern RVs come with a variety of technology features, including satellite television, Wi-Fi, and navigation systems. Consider which features are most important to you and look for RVs that have the technology you need to stay connected and entertained on the road.

The bottom line

Taking a road trip with the family is a great way to enjoy an RV adventure. The experience is made better if you get the RV features that really make a difference. The only other consideration is what RV insurance will you get. If you’re not sure, contact us, we’re always happy to help a fellow RV aficionado. 

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