Not all RV dealers will be useful to new RV owners. Some RV dealers may be cranky and others might simply be unfamiliar with the lifestyle their product delivers. This may seem ludicrous, but it happens more often than some think. When looking to purchase a product that delivers on expected standards, new buyers should carefully consider RV dealers and their awareness of the various industry lifestyles.
Helpful RV dealers will answer questions posed by new recreational vehicle buyers even when they are not directly related to inventory on hand. When considering the purchase of a new RV always ask questions. Potential recreational vehicle owners who “bite their tongue” or hold back questions because they feel they are asking too much of the dealer may regret it later. There are no answers if the questions go unasked.
Questions that RV dealers have been asked fall into a very wide spectrum of interests and activities.
What is the average fuel cost per mile for an RV?
How much does the oven heat up the RV’s interior?
How well does the recreational vehicle handle in sandy environments?
Are the pull out beds comfortable or do they feel more like a pull out couch?
How expensive is it to have the RV’s interior reupholstered?
Are slideouts worth the trouble? Are they mechanically sound?
How much difference does an exterior awning make to the interior temperature?
What is the average cost of an RV repair?
Is maintenance on the recreational vehicle more expensive than on the average family car?
What is the typical “life span” of the RV?
How difficult is it to cook in the motorhome?
Do most campgrounds and popular RV destinations cater to families and pets?
Is it more difficult to stick to a healthy lifestyle in an RV?
Is vacationing with children more difficult by RV?
RVers everywhere have questions. In many cases, the answers will vary so widely from case to case and person to person that it almost seems that obtaining an answer could be useless. But asking questions is going to result in additional information. This allows new RVers to be prepared to recognize the answer when it finally does arise – whether it’s while they’re on the road, researching their first RV destination through a popular application, mapping out a trip for their graduating son’s senior trip, loading the kids into the RV for a night of well deserved sleep after a long day hiking, etc.
The majority of the new RVer’s information is going to be a result of questions asked and answered by RV dealers. Working with uncooperative or unhelpful individuals shouldn’t be a part of the equation. Considering the very first answer the final word on the subject may also be a bad idea, but it’s a start.