Newbie , Need Advice

HOLA!! Need advise on purchasing. New to all this. Alot of info on the web, need to know where to start. I have my eye on a Class A used Diesel RV. I am currently in NYS but will be relocating.

There is a huge amount of information out there on the Internet, which is both good and bad. LOL Also, consider looking to YouTube for people doing videos on the type of camping style you would be doing in a Class A.

I believe the camping and travel style should determine your rig, by the way, and not the other way around. So keep that in mind.

If you have your eye on a specific manufacturer or model, consider joining a Facebook owners group. That’s where you can often learn the ins-and-outs of the rigs and how well the brand does with quality construction and customer service.


I have a Class A diesel RV, a 2016 Fleetwood Pace Arrow LXE.

I’m also a member of Escapees RV Club, and they have a lot of information on their blog. They just recently posted a blog on types of RVs, motorhomes, and tow vehicles here:

@Trekers has good advice about joining Facebook groups for a specific brand or model.

Escapees also has a blog post about tips for buying a used RV here:

I’ve been full-timing in my Class A since the end of 2016, working on the road. I highly recommend the following book if you’re new to RVing and going out on the road. The first several chapters talk about things you consider before going out on the road (insurance, storage, budgets, boondocking, etcetera):



As others have pointed out, YouTube is a great place to start. I agree, the style in which you wish to live and places you want to camp should determine what type of rig you purchase. Every rig has it’s limitations and it’s advantages.

Personally, I’ve had a class A and it turned out that it didn’t work for how and where I wanted to travel. I really didn’t like having to pack every up and bolt every thing down just to go in and get provisions or drive to a trail head for hiking. At the same time it was nice having so much room while you were traveling. You have access to the kitchen and bathroom and don’t need to stop. I also wanted to go into the National Parks and forest service campgrounds and it didn’t really fit.

I ended up with a small 5th wheel. It fit my style of camping.