Cheap RVs – How to Find New Or Used RVs For Less

Though it may sound like an oxymoron, cheap RVs are not nearly as difficult to come by as you may think. Buying used is probably the easiest, and most obvious, way to save money on your next RV. One of the reasons that used RVs are such a great deal is that they depreciate quickly in the first year or two of ownership, and then level out. This means that you can purchase a used RV that is two or three years old at about 40% of the original price, and then turn around and sell it for not much more than you paid a few years after that.

There two different routes you can take to purchasing a used RV. The first is to go to a dealer. The advantage of using a dealer is that you can often purchase an extended warranty straight from the dealer and the dealer will often give you some kind of guarantee on the RV. This can help ease some of the stress of buying a used vehicle. The second route is to purchase from a private seller. The major advantage here is price. Generally, a dealer will put a 30 to 45% markup on the used vehicle, which accounts for sales commission, advertising, facilities maintenance and other overhead costs. The private seller has very low overhead costs, meaning that he or she can sell the RV for a lower price. The disadvantage with buying from a private seller is that you generally buy as-is, with no guarantee. To find cheap used RVs from private sellers, you can check your local classifieds or Craigslist.

Of course, buying a used RV may not be for everyone – there may just be too many risks. If that is the case for you, you can still get a cheap RV even if you decide to buy new. During a mode changeover period is great time to look for a new RV. Dealers often want to make space for the next model year, and will therefore offer major discounts on last year’s model. Though they won’t tell you about it, you can ask the dealer about special offers, like manufacturer’s rebates, free warranty upgrades, or low interest loans. Instead of looking to lower the overall price, you may also want to see if you can get some extras included for the base price – things like satellite TV and internet or awnings can add value to your RV. If you choose to buy new, remember that even if you get a great deal, your RV will likely depreciate quickly, making it difficult to recoup your costs when you resell.