The more money you spend on something, it only makes sense that you’ll want it to last for as long as possible. That’s why when purchasing a motor home, which can cost tens-of-thousands of dollars, you’ll want to make sure that you are aware of the investment you are getting yourself into.
Here are some things to keep in mind to help you answer the question of, “How long will my motorhome last?” We’ll also include some tips to ensure that your rig lasts for as long as possible, so that you get the best trade-in value when the time comes to upgrade.
Everyone Is Different
Before you go any further, keep in mind that everyone, and every rig, is different. The truth is that you may do everything right for your rig, only to have someone who puts in half as much work end up with a motor home that lasts twice as long. That’s just the way the dice shakes out sometimes and you’ll do yourself a favor if you accept it from the beginning.
The good news is that while you may not be able to control everything, there are plenty of things you can control that will help to extend the life of your motor home. For starters, the most important thing you can do is get proper maintenance for the unit. Whether you hire someone or you do it yourself, there are plenty of things that need to be maintained in your motor home. From fluid levels under the hood to exterior damage checks, maintaining your rig will help extend its life for years to come.
Storing Your Rig When Not In Use
When you aren’t using your motor home, you’ll want to be sure to store it properly to help extend its life. Many people leave their rig for the time that it’s not in use and then just start up the motor as soon as they are ready to hit the road. Unfortunately, this sort of negligence will likely lead to a variety of issues. Therefore, consider storing your motor home in a facility when not in use, and you’ll be amazed with the sort of life you can add to your rig over the years.
The Road More Traveled
Are you a solo traveler that hits the road every weekend? Or are you part of a family that is lucky to get in a few vacations each year? Depending on the answer to this question, the lifespan of your motor home will change drastically. For those that are always going, you are likely going to need a new rig sooner than the less-traveled family.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that your motor home could last upwards of 200K miles or more, which may take you 20 years to reach. However, if you don’t take care of your rig, then you can’t expect to have your unit last for as long as you’d like.
To ensure that the lifespan of your motor home isn’t cut short, consider the tips and advice here to keep it on the road for as long as possible.
Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motor home or just about the luxury motor home lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!