New vs Used RV
Choosing An RV
Should You Buy Used or New?
Choosing to invest in an RV is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. While there is a generous variety of options available as far as type, size, and style, what you first need to decide is whether you’ll buy a new or used RV. Of course, there are benefits to both of these options. At Sun & Fun RV, we want to make sure you choose the best possible option for your needs and lifestyle. We’ve put together some helpful information to help you decide whether you should buy a new RV or a used RV.
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New RV Benefits
There’s no denying that the shiny appeal of a brand new RV simply can’t be matched by a used model. You’ll enjoy some of the perks that an untouched RV has like that new smell but more importantly, you’ll feel confident knowing that it’s going to last for quite some time. It’s also a pretty great feeling to know that you’re going to be the first one to break it in. It’s also likely that a new RV will come with a number of modern features that have only just hit the market, like snazzy appliances, innovative interior designs, and much more.
Another great benefit of buying a new RV is that you won’t have any major repairs right away. Pre-owned RVs, on the other hand, will start to wear out much sooner. New rigs hold up for a long time, at least for the duration of your payments. Eliminating the worry of financial stress due to repairs can be a great relief, even if it means you need to pay a little more for a new model.
Keeping all this information mind, it’s important to know that most buyers who gravitate toward new RVs have already purchased one in the past and have spent a good amount of time camping in one. By now, these buyers know exactly what they’re looking for in an RV and aren’t taking much of a gamble by going straight to a new model. There’s not much guesswork involved so they can afford to spend a little more when they’re confident they’ll love their purchase.
Used RV Benefits
While there are certainly quite a few benefits from buying a new RV, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider the option of buying used. Obviously, one of the main reasons people buy used is for the lesser price tag. In some instances, you can actually shave tens of thousands of dollars off the initial cost when you buy a used RV. Even when you’re looking at lightly used models that are only a year or two old, it’s going to be far cheaper than if you were to buy it brand new.
Buying used can be a great decision, especially when you know what to look for. Be sure to do plenty of research in advance and ask for a vehicle history on any RV you might be considering. You’ll be able to see what kind of repairs have been done. You should also check out online forums and see what other owners of a particular model have to say about it. You can become aware of any potential red flags this way and avoid falling into a lemon trap.
As we mentioned, many veteran RV owners choose new models but there’s also a fair share of RVers who prefer to go with used models. These RVs can be especially helpful for owners who don’t have a ton of experience in camping or traveling in an RV in general. You’ll still get a model that’s full of great features and you’ll pay off the rig faster and be able to upgrade if you choose to do so.
We hope that your decision to buy a new RV or a used RV has been made a little easier. Feel free to stop by Sun & Fun RV if you want to further discuss your options, including financing. We’re conveniently located in Tiffin, IA. Let us help you find the RV of your dreams today!
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