EDITOR’S NOTE: The June/July issue of Snowbirds & RV Travelers magazine, which covers the RV lifestyle from a Canadian perspective, is now available at newsstands from coast to coast, including Walmart, Chapters and Shopper’s Drug Mart. Or you can subscribe to the magazine’s print or digital issues. Below is the publisher’s note accompanying this edition of the magazine.
How Large of an RV Do You Need?
The new models are not quite ready to be unveiled by manufacturers, but if you’re considering upgrading to a larger RV, summer is the ideal time to take a moment and determine what size of trailer or motorhome you and your family require. This is when you can start learning about what types of units are available and the latest trends in designs at your own pace.
In this issue, we address the common dilemma of two-foot-itis, and the pros of owning and managing a larger RV. Whether you’re a veteran traveller looking to upgrade or have a growing family and need more space, there are several benefits – and important criteria – to consider.
Do you require more power to better handle steep grades where you travel? Are you looking to go off the grid more frequently and want a unit with the proper clearance? Do you need more sleeping or storage space? These are just a few questions to ask yourself. The most important, however, is how large of an RV should you upgrade to?
Simply put, it comes down to what you are comfortable with towing or driving. While we offer many important points in our feature “How Big is too Big?” starting on page 28 in this issue, we also suggest speaking to your local dealer or even waiting until the fall RV shows in your area to browse the new launches. You’ll not only learn about what is available but you’ll find and purchase the right size RV to further enjoy time on the road for seasons to come.