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Choosing an RV

As you start weighing your options and thinking about what type of RV you should buy, there are a few key factors you’ll want to consider. This is a big investment, so you want to be sure you’re making the right choice for your needs. You’ll want to consider your camping style, your passengers, and your budget limitations. If you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Western Slope Trailer & RV has created this guide to help you choose an RV. Read on for more. When you’re ready to browse RVs for sale in Rifle, CO, visit our dealership.

Camping Style

When you close your eyes and envision your ideal camping scenario, what do you see? Are you parked at a campground that offers plenty of amenities and a convenient rec center nearby? Or rather, are you dry camping out in the wilderness without another person in sight? These are some of the questions you’ll want to ask yourself to help you figure out what type of RV you’ll benefit from the most.

The biggest campers on the market are ideal for use at campgrounds with sufficient space to accommodate them. Smaller and more efficient RVs and trailers are best for boondocking as they don’t require nearly as much power and they’re easier to transport to your destination of choice.


The next thing you’ll want to think about is the number of passengers you’ll have with you. If it’s only you and a partner who will be camping out in the wilderness together, you probably don’t have an immediate need for a massive rig. A small camper or trailer will do just fine for traveling couples. However, if you’re planning to hit the road with your entire family or a group of friends, you’ll need to think bigger. At the least, you’ll want to pick an RV with enough sleeping arrangements and storage space for each person and their belongings.


As exciting as it might be to shop around for the perfect RV, you want to be careful about getting too carried away. This is why it is important to establish a firm budget before you start browsing the models. You want to avoid falling pretty to shiny new rigs with price tags that are out of your price range. It’s a good idea to set a budget that’s slightly less than your maximum limit. This way, you won’t have to worry about selling yourself short while also giving yourself some wiggle room so you can spring for the perfect model if you need to. Be sure to ask about our financing options when you visit our dealership.

Camper or RV Trailer?

Perhaps one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is choosing between a motorized camper and a trailer. The main factor to take into account here is what type of passenger vehicle you own. If you invest in an RV trailer, you’re going to need a vehicle that’s equipped to handle towing. If you don’t currently own one, you’re going to need to purchase one for towing purposes. Your other option is to invest in a motorhome instead. These models are equipped with their own engines, so you don’t have to worry about towing them around.

We hope our guide has come in handy. If you have questions or if you'd like to browse our campers and RV trailers for sale, stop by and see us. Western Slope Trailer & RV is conveniently located in Rifle, CO, near Grand Junction. Our staff would be happy to help you find the perfect model for your needs.