Have you ever thought about the fun you could have if you took a boat along on your RV trips? There are so many camping opportunities on lakes where having a boat would be great. Here are some items that you may want to think about first.
Storing Your Boat
You may be used to just parking your RV in your driveway, but you will need to think about where to store your boat. You could leave it at a dock or slip in a marina, but they may not be open year-round. In the wintertime, you might need to put it elsewhere. You could store both your boat and RV at the same storage facility, such as affordable RV and boat storage Green Cove Springs.
Remember that you will have to maintain your boat and keep it in good shape. Your boat will need regular washing and waxing to keep it from deteriorating. You also have to change the oil and get the boat inspected regularly. Be sure to factor these costs into your calculations.
First of all, you will need to insure your boat. Depending on the boat’s size, insurance could run from $300 to $500 per year. Then, you also need to think about towing your boat. Are you towing your RV now? If so, you will need to make sure your auto insurance will cover the double towing of your RV and boat. On the other hand, if your RV is drivable, make sure the insurance for the RV includes towing a boat.
Speaking of towing, make sure that the vehicle that is going to be towing your boat has the capacity to tow something of that size. It may make a difference when you are deciding which boat to purchase.
Once you have thought through these items, you will be in a better position to decide whether buying a boat is right for you, and if so, what kind of boat to buy.