The Age Old Question: New or Used RV?
A highly debated question and one that this RV Buyers Guide will not put to rest. This controversy will live on long after you have made your decision. You can find discounts and great deals on used as well as new RV’s. Sometimes the best places to look are for new RV’s that are a year old.
The advantage of buying a Used RV is most often the price. Autos and RVs share this characteristic as they start depreciating as soon as you leave the RV Dealers lot. Many people find the used RV to be a far better value but they also could bring higher maintenance costs and could be more difficult to finance. There is a HUGE used RV market as many RV’ers trade in their RV’s for newer models every few years. Unfortunately regardless of price , with a used RV you never know what it has been through. Be it bumpy roads, water damage, or infrequent maintenance; the person before you could have traded this RV due to any array of undesirable reasons.
Further Used RV Purchasing Resource: What to look for when buying a used RV.
Getting a brand spanking new RV typically means you will have less maintenance issues initially and you will also receive some type of warranty from the manufacturer of the RV. The downside to purchasing new is that RV’s tend to depreciate at a more rapid pace than cars. I cant argue however with the fact there is something special about driving off the lot with a brand new RV that is yours and yours alone. But used RV’s allow for the previous buyers to take the hit on the depreciation allowing you to get more bang fo your buck when you make your decision.