RVing for Beginners: We Answer FAQs About the RV Lifestyle
New to RVing? Check out the answers to these frequently asked questions about RVing to learn more about the RV lifestyle.
Do I need a special RV Driver’s license to drive an RV?
No! As long as you have a valid, non-provisional driver’s license, you’re legally allowed to operate an RV. If you’re worried about driving an RV for the first time, we offer a Driver’s Confidence Course, which will help you get more comfortable behind the wheel of your motorhome.
Are there seatbelts in RVs?
Yes! In addition to the driver and passenger seatbelts in the cab of the motorhome, most RVs also have seatbelts in the living areas. While seatbelt laws vary by state, we recommend all passengers wear seatbelts while you’re on the road.
How does RVing compare to camping?
We may be biased, but RVing is basically upgraded camping. You can still sit around the campfire, explore the great outdoors and get in touch with nature, but you’ll also be able to prepare delicious meals, take showers, use the restroom, sleep in a comfortable bed, etc.
What is the best type of RV for families?
Deciding which RV is right for you can be stressful, but only because there are so many great options to choose from! Our RV experts at Lazydays have created resources to help you decide which RV is right for your lifestyle, including an ultimate guide to Class A motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers and pop-up-up campers.
What is boondocking?
Also known as dry camping, wild camping or dispersed camping, boondocking refers to RV camping without hookups. This type of camping typically takes place outside of a developed campground and requires a bit more forethought, since you will be without water, electricity and sewer hookups.
What is the average gas mileage for an RV?
There are many variables involved in determining your RV’s gas mileage. While mileage tends to range from 10-20 miles per gallon in motorhomes, the exact number depends on the type of fuel (gas or diesel), the gross vehicle weight (GVW) and whether or not you’re towing a vehicle behind you. Here are some tips for improving your RV fuel efficiency.
Head over to a Lazydays RV dealership in Florida, Arizona or Colorado, where you’ll find the largest selection of new and used RVs in the country! In the meantime, check out our RV lifestyle blog for more RV tips and tricks, road trip ideas, Lazydays RV sales events and more!
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