You’ve decided that your RV should be a Class B or camper van. How can you be a wise buyer?
Evaluate the cost
Always consider your budget. Your budget is more than the amount of money you will spend on your RV. It includes things such as how much it will cost for insurance, the cost of replacing any necessary parts, and your estimated gas mileage. Ask for a record of service updates – it will help as you consider the asking price.
Reflect on the number of people who will live in it on the road. Take the time to scrutinize and confirm that the vehicle is worth the price before you spend your money.
Take along a certified mechanic to verify the state of the RV. A mechanic can check on the belts, radiator, head gasket, and look for general mechanical defects.
Take it on a trial run
This will be the test of comfort for you and your fellow travelers. Few things can spoil a trip like uncomfortable seating, or sleeping. Check out the bathing facilities. Can they stand the traffic of a family trip? Is the kitchen adequate for what you need? Are there enough berths for everyone? Not all Class B RVs are created equal. You have to choose what works best for you and your family.
To buy, or not to buy
After you’ve ascertained that everything checks out, and it fits your budget, there’s one more thing to consider. Are you happy with this Class B RV? Even if everything else lines up, the price is right, and your mechanic gives you the green light, if there is something about it that does not feel right to you, do not buy it. There are plenty more out there, and one will be the right one for you.