Types of RVs

Kinds of RV

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One of the first things you’ll need to do when looking into RVing is figure out which kind of rig is right for you. In order to do this, you’ll need to know what your options are. Unfortunately, there are so many options out there that many new RVers find this a rather confusing topic. 

In this episode, Todd, Dustin, and guest speaker Tony Greising-Murschel from Let’s Travel Family discuss the different types of RVs. Learn which ones are which, what the differences are, and some of the pros and cons of each type of rig. 

Types of RVs mentioned include:

  • Class B — Van-style campers
  • Class C — Motorhome with a box van chassis and cab-over bunk
  • Class A — Bus-style motorhome
  • Travel Trailer — Trailer that hitches near the bumper of your truck.
  • Fifth Wheel — Trailer that hitches in the bed of the truck. 
  • Toy Hauler — Trailer or motorhome with a garage for “toys” such as motorcycles and ATVs.
  • Truck Camper — Camper that fits wholly into the bed of a truck and doesn’t have wheels of its own.
  • Pop-Up and Teardrop — Tiny pull-behind campers made for fewer people. 
  • Skoolie — A school bus that has been converted into an RV.

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Tools Continued: The Soft Tools

RV Sealants

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Just as there are some tools that are absolutely necessary when RVing, there are also some “soft tools” that everyone should have on hand.

Soft tools are products like tapes, sealants, and lubricants. These things help keep slides running smoothly, prevent water from getting into the rig, and might even hold certain things together, at least for a time. 

Because they do such important work, it’s super important to keep these products on hand. Unfortunately, many RVers don’t realize this until the need is quite urgent. Therefore, Dustin and Todd use this episode to help the newbie RVer stock up now in order to be well prepared later.

Their list of must-haves includes:

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Our RVs

What to look for in an RV

What should a person look for in an RV? As people who have lived and traveled in their rigs for years, Todd and Dustin have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t when RVing full-time with kids. Join them as they discuss their own RVs, what they love, and what just doesn’t work well. 

Todd talks about his 2007 All American Sport toy hauler fifth wheel, as well as his unicorn find, a dually truck with a bench seat in the front! He discusses lessons learned when peeling exterior decals, his extra large holding tanks, and his favorite thing: opposing slides in the living space.

Dustin talks about the various rigs he’s had, but focuses mostly on his fifth wheel: a 2011 Montana. He discusses multiple slides, wonderful tall ceilings, and a big remodel that has made the space feel like home. His least favorite thing? The bounce of his home-on-wheels. 

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