Dealerships offering RVs for sale can be the opportunity you and your family have been waiting for, but taking advantage of limited time discounts can leave you regretting a hasty investment. Any dealer worth your time will gladly answer your questions, so it’s beneficial to know what to ask when considering that big purchase. Miles per gallon, cost of insurance, and frequency of maintenance are just a few of the many things you’ll want to know before heading to the lot.
While the announcement that a dealer has RVs for sale may be your call to the road, first you might account for what kind of traveling you plan to do. If you’re an avid traveler and value comfort, you’re probably looking for a class A motorhome. These are the largest and most accommodating, with prices starting around $60,000. They usually come with several modern features like Wi-Fi, HDTV, bathrooms, and fully furnished kitchens equipped for family feasts. The convenience, however, will almost certainly come with frequent maintenance and, of course, a lower mileage per gallon. Weigh these factors in your purchase before deciding on these mobile hotels.
You may not travel often, or you are just exploring your options simply because a local dealer advertised RVs for sale. This could be the perfect time to save extra cash on future vacations. Both Class B and C are smaller variations of motorhomes for the less ambitious vacation. B class travel vans are nifty for long trips with a group of two or three. Like the class A models, you can enjoy television and a kitchen, but in all respects, they are more compact and affordable. Some are as low as $5,000 and come with the same level of maintenance and miles per gallon as a full-sized van. However, you will need to take into account campgrounds that provide restrooms in your lodging itinerary and budget.
If you’re targeting the middle ground, you could be looking for class C RVs for sale. This style, typically priced anywhere from $20,000 to the class A range, manages to provide both space for larger groups and a few modern luxuries while being economical for a family looking to fulfill that wanderlust of travel. When asking your dealer about this tier, you might take a close look at the available bedding space. If used, think about the vehicles track record on the road – one particular make and model may be cheaper while being known for engine troubles.
Your individual travel habits and needs should influence your decision no matter which class, make or model you are considering. How long you intend to travel, size of group, and what kind of trip (i.e. do you like camping or a more luxurious experience) you prefer are all factors that make the difference between a van or camper.
RVs for sale can be a wise investment. However, the true longevity of your purchase may be the real money saver. With every class of motorhome, buyers should balance their needs to their wallet. Taking the time to learn about gas mileage, repairs, and features, and weighing them against your needs can help you get the most out of your dollar.