Last Updated on July 4, 2023
Buying a recreational vehicle is a great investment especially for people who frequently engage in outdoor activities for family bonding. The problem that most buyers face when it comes to purchasing this vehicle is selecting the most suitable among the various models in the market. For this reason, I have come up with a set of questions that you need to ask your dealer so that you can get the best deal. Read them and make sure that you carry a summarized copy of these questions as you go to make your purchase.
Which RV would you recommend to suit my family needs?
Note that family needs differ, while there is a variety of RVs to suit all needs and desires. For instance, if your household members are six, you will need a bigger RV as compared to a family of three. Moreover, depending on your adventure you will need to get a recreational vehicle that gives a great experience. Therefore, explain to your dealer what your preferences are and be sure to get a great recommendation.
Considering my budget, what is the best RV for me?
Once you explain your family needs, it is no doubt that the seller will have quite some suggestions on the recreational vehicle you can get. However, all these come at different prices, where some will be beyond your budget and others will help you to stick your budget. So, tell the dealer the amount you have set aside, and let him or her give you some advice on the RV to get without spending more than your budget amount. After all, you do not want to break your bank just to get a recreational vehicle.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a new RV or a used one?
Just like other vehicles, a brand new RV has its benefits and disadvantages, which also applies to used RVs. You may not want to buy a used RV as you might look at it as a vehicle to make you spend much due to frequent repairs, while you might want to buy it due to a lower price. On the other hand, you might avoid new RVs due to higher prices while you might consider them as you believe that new vehicles do not bring many problems. However, you should know that there is more to these pros and cons. You need to ask your dealer to explain them to you, and only decide the best choice after you weigh these advantages and disadvantages.
Which is the best option; a gas-powered RV, or diesel-powered RV?
This is a question that you shouldn’t forget when you want to buy a motorhome. Some people decide between the two RVs basing their argument on fuel only. You will find one opting to purchase a gas-powered RV because gasoline is cheap, while others will decide to buy a diesel-powered RV because diesel is efficient. However, this shouldn’t be the case. There are several other factors to put into consideration such as towing capacity, maintenance and operating costs, storage space, brakes, among others. So, ask your dealer to explain these to you and from there make the best decision.
What is the best insurance coverage for my RV, and what warranty do you offer?
You want to keep your recreational vehicle protected due to wear and tear, accidents and other misfortunes. To do this, you will want an insurance and warranty to keep you protected from having to incur all the costs that come with these mishaps alone. Remember, warranty and insurance coverage depends on the type and model of recreational vehicles, while insurance laws vary from state to state. So, ask your dealer to explain to you the best insurance cover that you can take. Also, if planning to use your RV as a residence, ask for a full-time liability. Do not forget to ask if the warranty is transferable.
What problems should I expect from my RV?
This questions mainly applies when you want to purchase a used recreational vehicle. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t expect any challenges with a new RV. It is best if you ask what repairs an old RV has gone through so that you can get an idea of what to expect. Moreover, you can ask about the common issues most buyers complain about after buying a particular brand, so that you can stay prepared.
Do you sell hitch packages for towing, and can you install it for me?
This question applies only when you want to buy a trailer. You will need to get a high-quality hitch package to enable you to have a great towing experience. So, ask if you dealer deals with these and also, inquire if they can provide installation services.
Once you ask all of the above questions, you can rest assured to get the best RV. Only purchase a recreational vehicle with a lot of positive answers based on your preferences. Also, let not price blind you when picking a recreational vehicle to suit your desires, but consider the features first for the best value for your money.