Used RVs for sale are often represented as a unique opportunity to get a great deal on a recreational vehicle. You can get a great price when you buy used. And sometimes you can access an even steeper discount through temporary sale prices or promotions. But purchasing used RVs for sale because you are a rush to get into a RV at a great price is not the best idea.
Instead, you should be worried about getting in to a great RV! Any old motorhome just won’t do…you need to find the option that will be all you imagined. This is your recreational vehicle we’re talking about here. It’s not just another tired car purchase. Your recreational vehicle is your home on the road, your home on wheels, your home away from home.
How often do you find yourself considering a spontaneous house purchase because you saw a sign indicating “great sale prices” on homes in this particular neighborhood today only? That never happens. People don’t purchase homes spur of the moment. Such a purchase requires more thought because it has such financial, emotional and familial repercussions. The same goes for a recreational vehicle purchase. In some cases, the RV is going to be the full time home for the RVer, but even in cases where it will be a secondary home or a vacation home, it is too important to depend on spontaneous purchasing decisions.
Save that wonderful spontaneity for your road trips and next day vacations when no one expects you to be away from home. Save it for that moment when you’re not sure which way to hold the map and there’s a fork in the road and you decide to check out what’s to the left. Save it for the moment when you decide to start marking things off your “someday” list because you have nothing on the calendar for the next few days and there’s no reason not to hit the road.
Keep that spontaneity; it will serve you well in your time as an avid RVer. Just don’t waste it on a decision that calls for more than just spur of the moment desire and immediate gratification. Plan, prioritize, discuss, research…these aren’t dirty words. They will serve you very well in your quest to get into a recreational vehicle that will serve you well and get you everywhere you want to go (and a few places you’d never heard of before you arrived). There may be some used RVs for sale today…but you can bet there will also be some tomorrow. So don’t get in a rush. Take the time to consider your options.