If you are in the market for a new or used motor home, then follow these tips when working with RV dealers. These tips will help you with your purchase. Knowing what to expect with RV dealers will make you feel comfortable when choosing a new or used unit.
First things first
You will see that RV dealers offer different RV units that are new or used. There are several different styles, types, and prices. Spend some time thinking about what you are interested in and let the RV dealers that you work with know. Know what your budget is before stepping onto the lot. RV dealers will work within your budget, if you tell them what it is. Check out the wide array of layouts that the motor homes have available…both new and used. Look inside the RVs that are on the RV dealers lots so that you can see if it fits what your family needs when traveling.
RV dealers will more than likely have new and used motor homes to fit your need, but if they don’t, check out ads for RVs that are for sale by owner.
Try several options to see what matches your needs
RV dealers will demonstrate what works within the RV, so you’ll be able to see how things function before you buy. This is important, especially if you are thinking about a used motor home. Look for water stains, scratches, stressed seems, and dings on the exterior.
Take the RV “new or used” for a test drive. How does it feel? If it is used, listen for noises that may seem awkward. How is the steering? How are the brakes? Look for leaks and dry rot. Make sure the unit has an owner’s manual.
Pay attention : some words of wisdom
Look internally and externally of the new or used recreational vehicle for any rust, especially on the structural seems. Don’t purchase a used motorhome that needs a lot of work, if you are not ready to pay for the work to be done or if you can’t handle the work load yourself.
If you want to buy used, and the RV needs some repairing, make sure you have a place to get the parts you will need. Make sure that you or someone can handle the work that needs to be done. Don’t buy something that won’t be able to be fixed.
Check around for seasonal sales and discounts. For example, during the fall and winter there may be larger sales options because less people are traveling and camping.