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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Can you afford a recreational vehicle?

If you and your family are fond of traveling minus the hassle of going through airline bookings or bus hopping, then a recreational vehicle is for you. The problem is, most recreational vehicles, particularly the well-furnished ones cost an arm and a leg. But don't despair because it might be possible for you to afford a recreational vehicle.

Those who are hesitant about investing in a recreational vehicle or just don't have the budget should not jump into the impulse of buying one. The popularity of recreational vehicles has made it possible for people like you to enjoy them without investing your hard earned money immediately. Get the feel of a recreational vehicle first by renting one and taking it for a vacation.

Buying a recreational vehicle should not be done on impulse not only because of the amount of money involved. There are other factors that must be considered when buying a recreational vehicle such as the kind of travel or trip you or your family usually goes on as well as the number of people that you expect the recreational vehicle to cater to.

Recreational vehicles can either be a motor home or one that can be towed. Luckily, most of the recreational vehicles were made with the comfort of the passengers in mind so they are well equipped with home necessities like bathrooms, burners, air conditioners and even bunk beds and sofas.

Another option is to buy a second hand recreational vehicle and hope that you have chosen wisely. However, you have to consider the depreciation of the vehicle. Those with a tight budget can opt for used trailers that have been well taken cared of.

If you do decide to buy a brand new one, then make sure you inspect the recreational vehicle from top to bottom as well as inside out. Of course, a new recreational vehicle will come with warranties.

Once you have chosen the right recreational vehicle for you, then it is time to look for proper financing that would help you purchase the vehicle. The good credit record of people who buy recreational vehicles has made it easy for new buyers to get loans for an RV. Most financial institutions or dealers provide loans for a maximum of 20 years with a down payment of twenty percent or less. Interest rates are also more reasonable.

The use of internet has also made it possible for RV loan applicants to get loan pre-qualification with just a click of the mouse. Whatever loan package you decide on, make sure it is the one feasible for you, taking account of the resell value of the RV in a few years.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Rockwood Campers

Rockwood is one of the best selling lines of camper in the market today. Rockwood campers are eight-foot wide campers that let you take along all the comforts of home, with its unique floor plans with roomy slide-outs and creative comfort amenities. Rockwood campers combine great features, attractive price, and quality construction into one.

Rockwood Light Weight Campers are constructed with an all aluminum frame (floor, sidewall, and ceiling), which allows for light weight and strength. It is 96” wide giving it more space, with interior cabinets constructed with style fronts and solid wood mortise and tennon doors. The smooth fiberglass sidewalls, along with the vinyl roof, are vacuum bonded creating a finished wall that is stronger than the materials in which it is constructed. Most Rockwood campers also have a pass-through storage compartment in front that allows exterior access to larger than normal items. Towing of the Rockwood trailer is made easier with a Rubber Ride Suspension allowing each wheel to react independently of each other.

Here are three Rockwood Camper Models/ Floor plans:

The standard features of Rockwood campers include the following but differ for various floor plans: * Aluminum Frame (floor, sidewall, & roof) * Insulation factors R-7 side wall, R-12 floor and R-14 roof * Aluminum bed and dinette frames * Vacuum-Bonded Laminated Filon Fiberglass Sidewalls * Screwed and Glued Cabinetry * Vinyl Roof (12-year warranty) * Torsion Axle, Rubber-Ryde Suspension * Electric Slide-Out * Ducted Furnace * Solid Wood Raised Panel Doors and Drawers * Digital AM/FM/Cassette/CD w/ Remote * Residential 1 Piece Sink Cover/Cutting Board * Phone Jack * Monitor Panel * Decorative Frame Skirting * Designer Valances w/ Lambrequin Arms * Mini Blinds * Tub Surround * 3 Burner Gas Range with fold-down cover * 6 Gallon “Quick Recovery” DSI Gas Hot Water Heater * Water Heater By-Pass Kit * Outside Shower * 2-20 Lb Gas Bottles * Bathroom Skylight * 55 Amp Converter * Gas/Electric Refrigerator * Rear Stabilizer Jacks * Metal Drawer guides * Hitch Light * Create-A-Breeze 3 Speed Fantastic Vent (STD. OPT.) * Heated Mattress (STD. OPT.) * Water-Pur Filtration System (STD. OPT.) * Enclosed Underbelly * Electronically Heated Holding Tanks * Gas Oven * 2-30lb Gas Bottles * Second Entrance Door (where available) * Front and Rear Stabilizer Jacks w/ Sand Pads (trailers only) * Folding Grab Handle Rockwood Campers 8272S (Floor plan)* RVIA Seal* Gas/Electric DSI Water Heater* Heated Mattress* Water Purifier* Create-A-Breeze Bathroom Vent Fan* 12V Deep Cycle Battery* Dealer Prep- FreeModel Specification:Dry Weight 4677lbs (2121 kg)GVWR 7606lbs (3450kg)Cargo capacity N/AHitch Weight 606lbs (275 kg)Axle Weight 4071lbs (1847 kg)Exterior Height 9.33’ (2.84 m)Exterior length 28.83’ (8.79 m)Exterior width 8.00 (2.44 m)Interior height 6.50’ (1.98 m)Fresh water 36gal (136.3 L)Gray water 30gal (113.6 L)Black water 30gal (113.6 L)Awning size N/A
Rockwood Campers 8293SS (Floor Plan)* RVIA Seal* Gas/Electric DSI Water Heater* Heated Mattress* Water Purifier* Create-A-Breeze Bathroom Vent fan* 12V Deep Cycle Battery* Dealer Prep –FreeModel Specifications:Dry Weight 5609lbs (2544 kg)GVWR 7524lbs (3413 kg)Cargo capacity N/AHitch Weight 516lbs (234 kg)Axle Weight 5093lbs (2310 kg)Exterior Height 9.75' (2.97 m)Exterior length 31.50' (9.60 m)Exterior width 8.00' (2.44 m)Interior height 6.50’ (1.98 m)Fresh water 36gal (136.3 L)Gray water 30gal (113.6 L)Black water 30gal (113.6 L)Awning size N/A

Rockwood Campers 8296SS (Floor Plan)* RVIA Seal* Gas/Electric DSI Water Heater* Heated Mattress* Water Purifier* Create-A-Breeze Bathroom Vent Fan* 12V Deep cycle Battery* Dealer Prep – freeModel Specifications:Dry Weight 5566lbs (2525 kg)GVWR 7663lbs (3476 kg)Cargo capacity N/AHitch Weight 805lbs (365 kg)Axle Weight 4761lbs (2160 kg)Exterior Height 9.75' (2.97 m)Exterior length 31.50' (9.60 m)Exterior width 8.00' (2.44 m)Interior height 6.50’ (1.98 m)Fresh water 36gal (136.3 L)Gray water 30gal (113.6 L)Black water 30gal (113.6 L)Awning size N/A

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