Consumers are looking for the best deal. They love sales. And when you’re talking about RV sales the excitement only increases because it’s a substantial purchase. It’s one thing to get half off a box of cereal, but it’s quite another to access a good RV deal and see an extra low interest rate or 15% off the suggested retail price of a recreational vehicle.
RV sales can be a fabulous way to get a higher quality product at a lower price, but they aren’t always the only way to ensure you get more for your dollar and they certainly aren’t the best way.
The best way to get the very best RV for your purchasing budget is to try to work with a reputable, knowledgeable dealer with an extensive motorhome inventory and a history of offering fair prices. Do your research. Don’t assume you will be offered a recreational vehicle at a fair price. For instance, many dealers will claim they have the best price, but few will offer to beat competitor pricing. There are also many dealers and retail outlets willing to offer you financing, but they won’t be giving you good interest rates or loan terms. They’re strictly in it to win it and they’ll win at great cost to you if you allow it.
How do you avoid being pulled in by RV sales that aren’t actually going to allow you to get a good deal on a vehicle?
- Don’t assume every “sale” or promotion is a good deal. Look around and check. If they’re claiming their dropping the price of a specific RV a certain amount, it should be evident when you pull up comparable inventory from their competitors.
- Don’t push for the best price and then let the dealership have their way with your financing. You should know going in what general loan terms and rates are accessible in your market so you’ll be able to recognize a financing option that is going to hurt you financially.
- Don’t let a sale or promotion rush your decision. If you aren’t sure that a certain vehicle suits your needs then don’t buy it. This is a major purchase and you want to be satisfied with it for the long run. No deal is a good deal if you regret buying the item in the first place.
RV sales can be fantastic and we wouldn’t recommend that you disregard them entirely. We simply recommend that you treat RV sales like any other opportunity to buy a motorhome. Research and consider carefully so that you know exactly what you’re getting before the deal is done.