What to Look For When Buying a Motor Home

Whether you are looking to buy a motor home for occasional traveling or you are considering retiring to Reno, NV in a motor home, knowing what to look for may seem overwhelming. There is a wide range of options and features available, some of which are essential and some are a luxury. If you are new to being a motor home owner, it’s important to take your time and choose the one best fits your needs. To help you get started, here are a few things that Hinman & Associates Insurance recommend you look for in a motor home.

Storage Space

Motor homes can often be short on interior space, so it’s essential that you look at the available storage space. Keep in mind that storage space may be found both inside and outside the motor home. To ensure you have enough storage, it’s important to think about the amount of time you‘ll be spending in the motor home and the activities you’ll be doing when traveling. For instance, how long will you be on the road and are there any hidden compartments where you can store beach equipment, snowboards or ski equipment? You’ll also need enough storage space for clothing, food, and necessities. If the motor home is lacking in storage space, look closely to see if there is a way you can alter it to add more storage.

Holding Tank

The holding tank is one of the most crucial features of a motor home. The holding tank is responsible for holding water and toilet waste until you dump it. So, the first thing to look for is that the motor home has a holding tank and that it is in good condition. You’ll also want to make sure it is easy to access and easy to dump. The holding tank should be in a secure storage area and the hose should be in good condition and within a close range to the holding tank.


You will also need to carefully look at the tires. If buying used, make sure they’re in good condition; the tread should be good, the tires should be sized appropriately and if there are dual tires, make sure all can be easily accessed.

Once you have purchased your motor home, don’t forget to insure it. You’ll need to speak with your agent to determine the best policy for the motor home as well as your use for the motor home.

Residents of Reno, NV that are buying a motor home insurance policy should contact Hinman & Associates Insurance.