Where to find good, basic information before buying your first (or next) recreation vehicle


There are literally hundreds of books, magazines, DVDs, Web sites and personal blogs about the RV lifestyle. Here is a just start:

Ask other RVers

“The people one meets in the campgrounds are some of the best, most fun-loving, helpful people you’ll ever meet,” said fulltime RVer Meg Brubacher of Ontario, Canada.

RV Shows

Good places to gather a lot of information in a short amount of time are local RV shows.

To learn the about upcoming RV shows in your area, click on RVTravel/RVShows. If no RV show is scheduled in your region, walk through a number of recreation vehicles on a dealer’s lot.

Other resources

Chuck Woodbury, editor of RVtravel.com, hosts the Better Business Bureau DVD “Buying a Recreational Vehicle.”

Go RVing (gorving.com), underwritten by the RV industry, has extensive information on the RV lifestyle.

RVers Online (rversonline.org) is an independent public service information resource. More than 2,000 pages provide “noncommercial information” based on “RVers helping RVers.”

RV Bookstore (rvbookstore.com) has a wide range of RV resources. Go online to or call 425-744-0415 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pacific Time.

Photo: Meg Brubacher  (Julianne G. Crane)

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