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Snowbird Information...Canadians Getting Ready To Go South For The Winter In Their RV.

Snowbird Information...Canadians Getting Ready To Go South For The Winter In Their RV.

Have a wonderful time down south enjoying the sunshine!

 

Article Supplied By Marcel Desjardins Sales Manager at Langley O'Connor RV Centre

 

WHAT TYPE OF MOTORHOME SHOULD WE BUY?

What type of Motorhome should we buy? Class A, Class C, Class B or a Camper Van. Should we buy gas or diesel power? A lot of planning and thought should go into your decision because a wrong buy could end up costing you a lot of money.

Let’s start with the Camper Van. This is the smallest of the motorized RVs. It basically is a van that has all the amenities of an RV, refrigerator, furnace, hot water tank, stove, oven (seldom), microwave, and a dinette converted to a bed. Small and easy to handle it can get into tight places and be used as a “grocery getter” or second vehicle if necessary.

The Camper Van is the favorite of people wanting to do a cross country tour on retiring or previous owners of boats who are used to tight places.

The Class B Motorhome is the next size up from a Camper Van and has the body of a Class C Motorhome without the sleeping accommodations over the truck cab. A Class B Motorhome usually has an entertainment center (TV ) over the cab. Very well received by couples wanting to travel and RV.

Then comes the most popular of all motorized RVs the Class C. This RV anywhere from 19 feet to 32 feet long and can sleep up to 8 people. There is a Super C that goes up to 40 feet. The Super C is a limited production RV and is quite expensive because they are built on a large truck chassis.

The Class C is a favorite of families because of the sleeping accommodations. They can tow a boat or a car with ease and are easy to drive.

Now come the big dogs of the RV world the Class A. This also called the “bus type” because of its shape and size. You will see Class A’s anywhere from 24 feet to 45 feet. From entry level units to multi million dollar versions.

The Class A is more spacious than the C or the B and is favored by the Snow Bird set because of the larger living area. Class A’s vary greatly In price and are powered by either gas or diesel. A mid range diesel pusher Class A will run in the $200,000.00 to $300,000.00 price. The more affluent people will not hesitate to spend $400,000.00 plus for a luxury Class A.

As I have stated in previous articles you have to shop, shop and shop. The reputation of the dealer you purchase from is a huge factor in any buying decision. Good Luck.

The question about buying gas power or diesel power cannot be answered. The dyed in the wool diesel advocate will not ever change his mind and the dyed in the wool gas advocate swears his motive power is the best. Sorry about that.

In the next issue I will be writing on the advantages of financing RVs through you selling dealer.


www.marceld@oconnorrv.com

Marcel Desjardins Sales Manager at Langley O'Connor RV Centre

 

Want to know what homes are selling for in your neighbourhood?

Here is a link to other companies in the Vancouver Area http://www.yellowpages.ca/locations/British-Columbia/Vancouver

RV Links

RV Manufacturers A-Z:

Adventure Manufacturing
Models: RIVERSIDE, RPM, TIMBERLODGE.
Website: www.adventuremfg.com

Airstream, Inc.
Models: BAMBI, CLASSIC TRAILER, INTERNATIONAL, LAND YACHT, SAFARI.
Website: www.airstream.com

Bigfoot Industries, Inc.
Models: BIGFOOT.
Website: www.bigfootrv.com

Carriage, Inc.
Models: CAMEO, CARRI-LITE, CARRIAGE, COMPASS, C-FORCE, ROYALS INTERNATIONAL.
Website: www.carriageinc.com

Coachmen Recreational Vehicle Company
Models: CATALINA, COACHMEN, CROSSCOUNTRY, LEPRECHAUN, SPORT, SPORTSCOACH, TRAVELMASTER.
Website: www.coachmenrv.com

Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc.
Models: AERO, AEROLITE, AEROSTAR, CUB, DUTCHMEN, FOUR WINDS, KODIAK, SKAMPER, VOYAGER.
Website: www.dutchmen-rv.com

Extreme RVs
Models: COMPANION, EXTREME, MEGALITE, MONTEREY, ROAD RANGER, SPORTSMASTER.
Website: www.extremervs.com

Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.
Models: CANADIAN COUNTRY, CLASSIC, COTTAGE COUNTRY, DAKOTA, GEARBOX, LYNX, MALLARD, NITROUS, PIONEER, PROWLER, QUANTUM, REDLINE, RESORT, TERRY, TRIUMPH, WILDERNESS, AMERICANA SERIES, BAYSIDE, CHEYENNE, SANTA FE, SUN VALLEY, TIMBERLAKE, UTAH, WILLIAMSBURG, DESTINY SERIES, SEA PINE, YUMA, HIGHLANDER SERIES, SEQUOIA, NIAGARA, ELEMENT, EVOLUTION, SCORPION, BOUNDER, FIESTA, FLAIR, JAMBOREE, PACE ARROW, SOUTHWIND, STORM, TERRA, TIOGA, AMERICAN EAGLE, AMERICAN HERITAGE, AMERICAN TRADITION, BOUNDER DIESEL, DISCOVERY, EXCURSION, EXPEDITION, PROVIDENCE, REVOLUTION.
Website: www.fleetwoodrv.com

Forest River, Inc.
Models: ALL-AMERICAN SPORT, BRONCO, CARDINAL, CEDAR CREEK, CHARLESTON, CHEROKEE, FLAGSTAFF, FORESTER, GEORGETOWN, GRAND SURVEYOR, LEXINGTON, MAVERICK, PONY, PUMA, ROCKWOOD, ROO, SALEM, SANDPIPER, SIERRA, SHAMROCK, SPINNAKER, SUNSEEKER, SURVEYOR, THOROUGHBRED, TSUNAMI, WILDWOOD, WILDCAT, WOLF PACK, WORK AND PLAY, YEARLING.
Website: www.forestriverinc.com

Four Winds International
Models: CHATEAU, DUTCHMEN, FOUR WINDS, FUN MOVER, HURRICANE, INFINITY, WINDSPORT.
Website: www.fourwinds-rv.com

General Coach
Models: CITATION, CHATEAU, CORSAIR, ESTATE, HURON RIDGE, MANOR, PRESTIGE, RESORT, CITATION SUPREME, CORSAIR EXCELLA.
Website: www.generalcoach.on.ca or www.generalcoach.bc.ca

Georgie Boy Manufacturing
Models: CRUISE AIR, CRUISE MASTER, LANDAU, PURSUIT, VELOCITY.
Website: www.georgieboy.com

Glendale Recreational Vehicles
Models: EASY RIDER, GOLDEN FALCON, ROYAL CLASSIC, TITANIUM, TRAVELAIRE.
Website: www.glendalerv.com

Great West Van Conversions
Models: CLASSIC, CLASSIC SUPREME, SPRINTER LEGEND.
Website: www.greatwestvans.com

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.
Models: CONQUEST, TOURING CRUISER, ULTRA, EMERALD BAY, CANON TRAIL, MAKO, PRAIRIE SCHOONER, SADONA, YELLOWSTONE, ATRIUM, CENDO, FRIENDSHIP, INDEPENDENCE, SCENIC CRUISER, SUN VOYAGER, TOUR MASTER, ULTRA SUPREME.
Website: www.gulfstreamrv.com or www.gulfstreamcoach.com

Home & Park Motorhomes
Models: ROADTREK, HOME & PARK.
Website: www.roadtrek.com

Jayco, Inc.
Models: BAJA, DESIGNER, EAGLE, ESCAPADE, GRANITE RIDGE, GREYHAWK, JAYCO, JAY FEATHER, JAY FLIGHT, JAY SERIES, OCTANE ZX, RECON ZX, SENECA, TALON ZX.
Website: www.jayco.com

Komfort Corporation
Models: KARRY-ALL, KOMFORT, TRAILBLAZER.
Website: www.komfort-rv.com

Lance Camper Mfg. Corp.
Models: LANCE, LANCE LITE, LANCE SLIDEOUT.
Website: www.lancecamper.com

Leisure Travel Vans (1999) Ltd
Models: FREE SPIRIT.
Website: www.leisurevans.com

Monaco Coach Corporation
Models: BEAVER, HOLIDAY RAMBLER, MCKENZIE, MONACO, SAFARI.
Website: www.monaco-online.com

Newmar Corporation
Models: AMERICAN STAR, DUTCH STAR, ESSEX, KOUNTRY AIRE, KOUNTRY STAR, LONDON AIRE, MOUNTAIN AIRE, SCOTTSDALE.
Website: www.newmarcorp.com

Northern Lite Mfg. Ltd
Models: NORTHERN LITE.
Website: www.northern-lite.com

Northlander Industries
Models: COTTAGER, COTTAGER CLASSIC, ECLIPSE, MEADOWBROOK, SUPREME.
Website: www.northlanderindustries.com

Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd.
Models: PLEASURE-WAY EXCEL, PLEASURE-WAY LEXOR, TRAVERSE.
Website: www.pleasureway.com

Skyline RV Corp.
Models: ALJO, CELEBRITY, CENTURY, LAYTON, NOMAD.
Website: www.skylinecorp.com

Starcraft RV, Inc.
Models: ANTIGUA, ARUBA, CENTENNIAL, HOMESTEAD, LONESTAR, PINE MOUNTAIN, STARCRAFT, ROADSTAR, TRAVEL STAR.
Website: www.starcraftrv.com

Thor Industries, Inc.
Models: CITATION, CHATEAU, CORSAIR, SKYDECK, JAZZ, MIRAGE, TAHOE, WANDERER.
Website: www.thoramerica-rv.com or www.thorca.com

Tiffin Motor Homes, Inc.
Models: ALLEGRO, ALLEGRO BAY, ALLEGRO BUS, PHAETON, ZEPHYR.
Website: www.tiffinmotorhomes.com

Triple E RV
Models: COMMANDER, EMBASSY, EMPRESS, REGAL, REGENCY, SENATOR, TOPAZ.
Website: www.tripleerv.com

Viking Recreational Vehicles
Models: CLIPPER CLASSIC, CLIPPER SPORT, EPIC, LEGEND, SAGA, VIKING.
Website: www.vikingrv.com

Winnebago Industries, Inc.
Models: WINNEBAGO, ADVENTURER, ASPECT, JOURNEY, MINNIE WINNIE, OUTLOOK, SIGHTSEER, TOUR, VECTRA, VIEW, VOYAGE, ITASCA, CAMBRIA, ELLIPSE, HORIZON, MERIDIAN, NAVION, SPIRIT, SUNCRUISER, SUNDANCER, SUNOVA, SUNRISE.
Website: www.winnebagoind.com

Woodland Park, Inc.
Models: TIMBER RIDGE, OAK RIDGE.
Website: www.woodland-park.com

Camping & Fishing Links:

Discover Camping
An on-line reservation service where you can secure your spot at most BC Parks campgrounds.
Website: www.discovercamping.ca

Reserve America
They process over 3.5 million camping reservations per year and service over 2.8 million members. Their inventory includes access to over 150,000 campsites throughout the USA.
Website: www.reserveamerica.com

BC Fishing Resorts and Outfitters Association
Information on BC fishing and tourist areas.
Website: www.bcadventure.com

Campgrounds Camping Canada
Links to campgrounds across the Canada.
Website: www.campcanada.com

CampSource
The Internet Guide to Camping Resources in Canada.
Website: www.campsource.com

Canada's Virtual North
Information on Outdoor adventures, Fishing and Wilderness expeditions.
Website: www.virtualnorth.net

Trailer Life Directory Online
North Americian Parks and Campgrounds.
Website: www.tldirectory.com

Travel.bc.ca
British Columbia Travel and Tourism, Accommodations and Activities in British Columbia.
Website: www.travel.bc.ca

Camping.bc.ca
British Columbia Canada's premier site for information and trip planning.
Website: www.camping.bc.ca

RV Technical Links:

RV Advice
Articles and technical advice.
Website: www.rvadvice.com

RV Resources Directory
The RV world at your fingertips.
Website: www.rvresources.com

Other RV Links:

RV Bookstore
RV Books, eBooks, videos, DVDs and magazines.
Website: www.rvbookstore.com

Sanidumps.com
A web site for all of your Motorhome/RV sani dump locations needs. Listing RV dumps, sani stations, sani dumps, & marine pump-out stations.
Website: www.sanidumps.com

RVers Corner
Free no-nonsense How-to, Where-to and When-to RV information.
Website: www.rverscorner.com

RVers Online
Online RV magazine.
Website: www.rversonline.org

RVing Families
Resources for RVing families.
Website: www.familiesontheroad.com

RVNetLinx
RV information and links.
Website: www.rvnetlinx.com

Go RVing Canada
Canada's RV website for information on RVs and recreational vehicles.
Website: www.gorving.ca

RVing Women
Rallies, convention, magazine and online forum for RVing women.
Website: www.rvingwomen.com

RV Canada
Canada's largest RV related portal site on the Internet. Featuring Manufacturers, Dealers, Parts and Accessories, Rentals, Free Classifieds, Finance, Insurance and much more.
Website: www.rvcanada.com

RV.net
From RV supplies and accessories to helpful forums and classifieds, RV.Net serves the open road enthusiasts with everything they need.
Website: www.rv.net

BC Travel
Vacation and Business travel planning, accommodations, hotels, outdoor adventure, reservations, packages and shopping in BC, Canada.
Website: www.bctravel.com

Comment balloon 2 commentsDarrell Backen • November 15 2009 11:44AM

Comments

Great article for the Snowbirds. Canadians coming South for the Winter is good for the economy. We really appreciate them ans hope they have a fun time here for the Winter.

dBetty

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) almost 11 years ago

now that is  a lot of rv info.

Posted by Epcon Communities Epcon Columbia (Epcon Columbia, SC) almost 11 years ago

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