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Disadvantages of Owning an Uncommon RV

Here are some of the disadvantages of owning other types of RVs:

  • Bus Conversions: Coaches are made for pavement, not off roading. If you plan to boondock with a bus conversion, you will need to make some suspension adjustments and may have to have it lifted in order to give the driver additional ground clearance.

    Additionally, buses can present a challenge when it comes to parking which is especially true if you are towing a trailer of any length. Expect to spend a lot of time plotting your course before you head out on the road. You will want to make sure you chose RV parks that can accommodate your size and turn ratio.

  • Pop Up Tent Trailers: Many RV parks will not accept tent trailers unless they are fully self-contained. It’s always best to call ahead to verify if a park accepts your specific make and model of pop up.
  • Toy Haulers: Buying a used toy hauler presents certain challenges that are unique to their style. For instance, it is important to check the suspension and tires because many toy-hauling families choose to camp off road. This type of camping may increase the wear and tear on the unit. Also, the weight of what has been hauled in the garage may affect the condition of the rig, walls may be damaged from loading and ramps can become unstable from using them as decks.

Whether you choose to buy a Toy Hauler, Pop Up Tent Trailer, or a Bus Conversion, make sure to hire a professional RV inspector before you sign any agreement. It’s also imperative that you have the right coverages and protection for your rig. Contact RVInsurance.com today at 1-866-646-1755 to speak with an agent about your RV insurance needs.