Buying an RV is one of the most liberating decisions you will ever make. An RV gives you the freedom to travel anytime you want. It is your personal hotel on wheels.
However, as exciting as it is to buy an RV, you need to figure out exactly how to select one that is right for your needs. There are many types of RVs to choose from, and this can make the buying process a bit confusing.
Here is a look at how to buy an RV and the top 4 things you need to know, so keep reading to learn more.
1. Consider Size When Buying an RV
The size of the RV is very important. You do not want an RV that will not be able to accommodate all the people you intend to take with you on the road.
To ensure that you buy the right size RV, make sure you take a look at the floor plan. You should also take a careful look at the shower and the bathroom. Make sure that they are large enough for your needs.
2. Inspect the RV
Whether you’re buying an RV used or new, best practice dictates that you need to conduct an inspection. However, an inspection is especially necessary if the RV is used.
You should inspect the RV for odors, mold, and leaks. Check out the drainage system; ideally, you want a drainage system that goes straight to your waste tanks. A system that has several twists and turns in it can have clogging issues.
Mold can be hiding in the seams and creases of the RV. Make sure you open the cabinets and appliances as well to look for mold.
Leaking in an RV can often be found near the bathroom and appliances. It can also come from windows, doors, and the roof. Make sure you check those as well.
3. Hire an Inspector
If you are buying a used RV, you can never really tell just how extensive the damage to it may be, no matter how much you inspected it with the naked eye.
It is best to call an inspector to examine the RV.
4. Read Through the Warranty
If you are buying the RV new, then you will not need an inspector. You will, however, want to take a careful look at the warranty on the vehicle. Ensure you read all the fine print before you accept the RV.
Manufacturers will typically cover any workmanship on the vehicle for at least a year. Warranty on the structure of the vehicle usually lasts for up to three years, and it is transferable should you sell the vehicle to someone else.
Ready for the Road
Now that you know what you should be looking out for when you are buying an RV, you are almost ready to hit the road.
Whether you are buying an RV new or used, pay careful attention to everything that comes with it.
If you have questions don’t be afraid to ask them, and bring in experts where necessary to ensure that you make a good purchase. Do you need some help with your purchase? Don’t hesitate to contact us.