Buying an RV is a fantastic decision that more and more families, couples, retirees and young adventurers are making every day. If you’re ready to purchase a new or used camper, there are a number of things to consider. To help you along, here are 5 tips to make your RV purchase as fun and easy as possible.
Motorhome or trailer, which is right for you? Traveling in a motorhome RV allows you to stretch out and relax in between destinations. There are seat belts located in the dinette and sofa so you and your passengers remain secure while cruising down the road while playing games or taking a nap.
Fifth wheels and travel trailers cost less than a motorhome but require a tow vehicle to pull your RV from location to location. RV trailers are available is a wide range of weights so it’s important to know your truck or SUV tow rating first and then find a camper less than your max limit. (Make sure you factor in passenger and cargo weight.)
Once you decide on which RV type you’re interested in, consider a floorplan that suits your needs. Bunkhouse RVs are perfect for family camping vacations. If you enjoy cooking, look for an RV model with a large kitchen and plenty of storage for pots and pans. Plan on tailgating? There are many RV models that include an outside entertainment center with TV or an outdoor kitchen.
What comforts do you need to make your camping trip a success? Make a list of amenities in order of preference so you can find an RV you will absolutely love.
- Queen or King Sized Bed
- Kitchen Island
- Multiple A/C Units
- U-Shaped Dinette
- Bath Tub Vs. Shower only
- Reclining Theater Seats
- Washer/Dryer Hookups
…just to name a few.
An RV warranty is always a good idea to protect your investment. Different RV manufacturers carry their own warranty. Jayco RVs have one of the best manufacturer warranties on the market today. All Jayco motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers and toy haulers include a limited 2 year warranty.
Of course, there’s always to question of paying for your RV. RV financing is a great way to break down the cost into manageable monthly payments that are easy to afford. Get pre-qualified ahead of time so you know your price range before you head out on the sales lot.
If you have any questions about locating or buying an RV, Contact Us at Bill Plemmons. We are dedicated to making your RV purchase experience positive before, during and after the sale.