The Most Important Features to Consider When Buying Your Next RV

By: O'Connor RV   |   24 Aug 2019
Outside shot of a trailer at O'Connor RV


Top Trailer Traits You Need to Lookout For

Back in the day, bringing home a trailer was as easy as visiting your local dealership, checking out a few models and hitting the road. These days, finding the right unit for your family is a totally different experience. With so many different trailers, motorhomes and fifth wheels available, the entire process can feel overwhelming. That’s where we can help!

At O’Connor RV, we spend most of our days touring the ins and outs of just about every RV model out there. We know which features make the biggest differences whether you’re planning on taking the kids up to Golden Ears Provincial Park or you’ve traded your home for a life of excitement on the road. Find out which aspects matter most to campers in Chilliwack.

Sleeping Accommodations

Let’s face it -- the most important aspect of an RV is whether your family will be able to comfortably get a good night’s sleep inside or not. Even the most outdoorsy of families need ample bed space so that everyone can clock enough rest to take on the next day of adventure. Look out for clever sleeping arrangements like those found in the 2020 Forest River Salem Cruise Lite 220BHXL including convertible benches, hidden (or not so hidden) bunks and large sofas. Amenities like these can take your RV vacation from cramped to wonderful, leaving your family ready for whatever fun lies ahead. 

Floorplan of Forest River RV at O'Connor

Stove Tops & Grills

Not planning on cooking on an open fire every night? If campfire meals are not your style, finding a model with proper stovetops or grill additions is key. While you could just haul along a camping stove, having one built right into your RV saves so much space and simplifies packing. Plus -- even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you’ll be able to prepare homecooked meals so nobody has to go without. If you’re planning on spending extended time on the road, units like the 2020 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 25RTS TT offer a full stove complete with burners, oven and microwave. 

Interior shot of Outdoors RV at O'Connor RV in Chilliwack

Living Areas

The RV lifestyle can be totally luxurious when you know which brands to look for. If mobile comfort is what you seek, be sure to check out units like the 2019 Fleetwood Discovery 44H motorhome, where plush leather and sleek marble transform your journey into a destination all on its own. It’s details like this that make the open-road lifestyle a true option for families and couples seeking fun after retirement.

Luxurious interior of Fleetwood Discovery at O'Connor RV


Keep the kids occupied even on rainy days with full entertainment centres -- available on many of our models here at O’Connor RV. You’ll never have to miss a game again with 60” smart LED TVs complete with Bose Soundbars for the ultimate viewing experience. Some RV units even come with multiple TVs, like the 2019 Forest River RIVERSTONE 38RE Fifth Wheel, which features a living area entertainment centre, a 43” flatscreen in the bedroom and a 39” outdoor TV, as well.

Entertainment unit in RV at O'Connor RV

Food Storage

When you’re on the road, sometimes it’s tricky to plan when and where to make grocery stops. Stock up for the long haul with near full-size kitchens complete with ample cabinet space and large refrigeration units. While some trailers only come with mini-fridges, models like the 2020 OUTDOOR RV CREEK SIDE 21KVS have much more space for condiments, veggies and milk in addition to a freezer for even longer food storage. 

Outdoor RV kitchen at O'Connor RV

Hidden Compartments

Something a lot of customers end up needing but often forget to look for is hidden storage space. Many RVs come with handy compartments -- both indoor and outdoor -- that are completely unnoticeable unless you know where you’re looking. Even smaller units like the 2020 Northern Lite 8.11EX WET BATH LE feature smart ways to store your stuff with bedside cabinets and an entire closet!

Northern Lite RV floorplan

Expandable Space

Slideouts make all the difference when it comes to feeling comfortable (as opposed to claustrophobic) in your RV. From slideouts that give you room to walk around your bed to expanding kitchens, O’Connor RV can help you find a model that makes you feel at home -- not cramped or closed in. Take the 2020 FOREST RIVER SANDPIPER 393RL, for example. This park model includes slideouts on both sides of the unit, giving you space for a fully functional kitchen island!

Forest River RV at O'Connor RV


With so many RV models to choose from, no matter what your camping needs are, O’Connor RV can help. Chat with our RV experts to find out which units will suit you best or begin the search for your next adventure-mobile online now!




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