New or Pre-owned RV?
So you’re ready to join the world of RVing? Congratulations! Now the important question: to buy new or used? The biggest advantage to buying a pre-owned RV is price. You’re going to get a lot more bang for your buck if you take this route. However, a new RV will feature the latest and greatest in design, no one else will have ever lived in your RV and the mileage won’t be racked up.
Ask yourself the following questions:
How will you use it?
When will you use it?
Who else will use it?
Where will you use it?
If you answered the questions confidently, if you’re a veteran whose found their RV groove, then buying new might be your next step. If this is your first RV purchase or you’re still finding your path, buying used might be your best bet. You’ll be able to get an RV that’s only a couple of years old, with tons of features, at a much more affordable price while you figure out your RV style.
Before buying a new or used RV, go through the following checklist:
Does It Feel Like Home?
Make sure the floor plan fits your lifestyle. Is the bed large enough? Are the kitchen and eating accommodations suitable to your needs? Is there enough closet space? Are the windows where you want them? Can you comfortably use the bathroom? Is the shower stall ideal for singing?
Spend the night
You shouldn’t feel uncomfortable making the request. While staying, try out everything. Is it a dream come true?
Bring a Friend
If you know an experienced RVer, ask them to tag along. Someone who’s been driving an RV for a few years will have some insight into the whole process.
Get it inspected
Ask a professional to give your RV the once over checking for leaks and any other potential areas of concern. Take it to a qualified service RV dealer, they might see problems you’ve over looked.