If you’ve spent any time out on the road in an RV, you know that this type of vacation and lifestyle is addictive. Maybe you’ve rented a motorhome a few times, and now you’re ready to make a more serious commitment. Whether you’re planning on making regular weekend trips or selling your home and living on the road full-time, the first step is to buy your RV. And the most frugal route is buying a used one. Our team at Unlimited RV knows it is a big purchase, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you make an educated decision.

Buying a Used RV

The Buying Process Is an Adventure

There’s nothing like being out on the open road in your RV, and we’ve found that RVers love adventure. So at Unlimited RV, we like to think that the process of buying an RV can be an adventure as well. We recommend making sure you have plenty of time to research and determine what size and type of RV is right for you and your family. You’ll also need to consider factors such as where you plan to travel, and whether you’d like to spend time in campgrounds or if you’re the “boondocking” type.

Prepare Your Questions

It’s a good idea to make up a list of questions you want answered before you start shopping. When buying used, it’s a good idea to get a history of the vehicle, so ask questions like, “How often has it been used?” and “How old are the tires?”. Remember that buying a used RV is like buying a used car, so also be sure to ask if it’s ever been in an accident or had major body work done.

Inspect the RV

Another list you’ll want to make before you shop is an inspection checklist. Use your research time to find a few lists online (like this one) so you know exactly what to look for when you’re buying your used RV. In addition to a test drive, you’ll want to make sure all the appliances work, as well as the propane and water tanks.

Pull the Trigger

Ready to look into owning your own RV? Contact Unlimited RV today at (203) 527-7026 to ask about our current RV inventory. We’d be glad to show you our available models or help you start your search for the right one.