There are many steps to buying a used RV. Here are some helpful tips that may make it a better experience, even if it is not your first RV purchase!
1. Make it Fun & Plan Ahead
Start your research for your RV in advance of when you are wanting to start using it. Before buying a used RV it is a good idea to decide what type of RV that will best suit your needs. Take in to account where you will be traveling, how often, and whether you want to dry camp or rely on campsites and RV parks.
Educate yourself – There are hard cover books and ebooks, written by RV experts. Reading these types of books will aid you in what to look for and perhaps what you might want to stay away from!
Go to an RV show – Going to an RV show can be fun, however you are going to find NEW RV’s there. Nevertheless, this way you can get up close and personal with RV’s, the different types, and different floor plans. This is a good way to gather information and get some ideas!
Boondocking or Dry Camping are for those who don’t need, or don’t want to rely on any facilities to hook up to with their RV’s. The word “bundok” (boondock) comes from the language of the Philippines meaning mountain. The general usage of the term boondocking in the RV world is often used to describe the function of camping without hook-ups. According to the National Forest Service dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground.
Selling your used RV can be easy to very difficult depending on many variables. Some of the most common are:
- Is it priced right according to NADA pricing guidelines?
- Are you the original owner of the RV?
- Does the exterior still look new because its been covered or garaged when not in use?
- Are all the “bells and whistles” working on the RV?