Buying a Used RV

Buying a used RV may make a lot of sense for a number of reasons. Used RVs have their good and bad points, but if you know what to look for, buying a used RV can be a great bargain.

First of all, if you are a first time RV buyer, you may not know how well you will actually like owning and operating your own RV. There is a considerable difference in being a guest in an RV as opposed to being an RV owner with responsibility for all the maintenance required. Buying a used RV is a good way to give it a try without spending the maximum amount of cash to find out.

Depreciation is another consideration that proves buying a used RV is a good value in other ways. Depreciation is nearly 30% from the moment you drive a new RV off the dealer's lot, and drops another 5-10% per year after that. That's money wasted that could be re-channeled directly into more vacation fun if you buy a used RV instead.

Whether you are buying a used RV from a dealer or a used RV from a private party, it's important to take your time and go over your potential used RV purchase with a fine tooth comb. A used RV can be a great deal, unless it turns out to need major repairs. Save yourself money and trouble at the outset and thoroughly check out any used RV you are considering buying.