Top RV Floor Plans For Beginners
Everyone has a vision of RV floor plans that consist of a full bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, a living room, a television and luxury upon luxury. Despite the fact that that whole set up is out of most peoples’ price range, it does not make for an entirely practical vehicle. As we mentioned before, having a big RV can put a damper on travel plans and might not always be the best choice for RV first-timers. However, those big-rigs will definitely have their benefits if you’re traveling long-term with a big group of friends or family. Obviously, the whole point of RVs is to be comfortable and at home on the road.
Your motorhome floor plans play a big part in how you use and experience your vehicle. So before you make the commitment to one particular motorhome, keep a few things in mind. How much space do you want to work with? What will you be doing with your RV and where will you go? How many zones do you want and how important are the amenities? These are all important to know because ever different answer can lead to a different type of RV.
Every beginner should know the basics of RVing before jumping right into the game. We’ve covered a lot of the bases already, including parking laws and what Class of RVs to buy. But now, let’s take a look at the RV floor plans that every first-timer should know about.
It’s not uncommon to find an RV with wall slides these days, but they were once a lot more difficult to get your hands on. Wall slides are one of the most ingenious additions to a motorhome floor plan. With the push of a button, the walls of your RV will expand and you’ll find yourself with extra sitting space, dining area, or even a bedroom.
Every RV must follow a required floor plan that includes a walkway and a maximum width, but once you’re parked, those wall slides can come out and suddenly you’ve got another six feet to your vehicle. The hidden space will definitely come in handy!
Space Optimization RV Plans
When you’re living in an RV, hidden storage and amenities will be your best friend. You’ll be working in tight quarters no matter what, so any kind of flexibility is good. Try to find an RV floor plan that has storage under seats, reclining sofas that transition to beds, drop-down beds, or pop-up countertops. These will come in handy, especially if you have guests, as they can add helpful features to your RV but then disappear when they’re not in use.
RV Floor Plans With Separate Sections
A lot of motorhome floor plans try to utilize the common area by having the sofa double as a bed or simply having the bedroom separated from the living area by a short wall. When you’re on the road, you’re spending a lot of time in close quarters with the people around you and, if you don’t have your own space, you can start to feel a bit antsy and suffocated. Even if you love the people you’re traveling or living in the RV with, spending two weeks, three feet apart is a recipe for disaster.
We always recommend finding an RV with separated zones (the best come with two to four zones.) An example would be one where the living room is separated from the bedroom which would be separated from the bathroom and so on. Families with young kids will even invest in travel trailers with twin beds, just to give their kids some space.
Before Buying An RV
As a general rule of thumb of buying an RV, always do a walk-through of the vehicle before buying. Things tend to look different online and in person and no one wants to end up stuck with a broken down motorhome. A lot of this also has to do with the dealer, so make an effort to work with an RV dealership that is reputable. You can definitely place your trust in The RV Man!