Purchasing A New Or Pre-Owned RVSeptember 21, 2017
If you’re considering buying a new or used travel trailer, then you may want to dribble around few questions first. Once you discover answer to these questions, finding the right RV or camper will be as easy as 1-2-3. Here are some questions you must ask yourself.
“How much am I able to pay for a travel trailer?”, “Do I require financing or am I able to pay cash?”, “Will my car be able to pull a 5″ wheel, a toy hauler, a trailer, or would a motor-home serve my needs better instead?”, “What is the tiniest size in which I will feel comfortable?”, “How important is a new RV or trailer for me?”, “Will a single unit be able to serve all my requirements?”, ” Am I committed to one manufacturer or is brand loyalty irrelevant for me?”. Most of these can be easily answered straight ahead, but for others you will have to do a wee bit of research and gather basic information about the travel trailers currently on-sale.
There are some benefits of purchasing a pre-owned travel trailer. Pre-owned camper and RVs do not depreciate themselves in value as fast as the new ones. A RV or travel trailer that was pre-owned having all the bells and whistles will cost less than a brand-new one with minimal features. What’s more, most second-hand units of this type present themselves in excellent condition, having little-to-no usage marks. These vehicles may have been taken out only few times a year for family camping, having the other part of their lives spent in storage or a parking area. This means that for the next 10, 20 and even 30 years, these trailers may still present themselves in excellent condition, being ready to roll out with minimal extra care.
There are also benefits in purchasing a new unit. One of the biggest advantages of a new unit is that they come sparkling clean and have never been used. No matter how little a second-hand trailer has been used, you will still want to clean it prior usage. Also, a new trailer presents a warranty, which is a very important element in the long run. If something goes wrong at anytime, then you may fix the problem at no extra costs. New recreational vehicles present more options and are very customizable. You get to choose between several different features and plans, and if you still can’t find what you need, then you may customize the model to your particular taste.
When deciding on a pre-owned RV or travel trailer I think your budget is probably the single biggest factor in the buying process. It is better to buy what you can comfortably afford and enjoy it rather than strapping yourself and stressing over it all the time.