What to look for and where to buy them.
When buying a used motorhome great care should be taken as you are not only buying a vehicle but also a home. The risks of buying only to later encounter problems can be quite high if you don’t know exactly what to look for.
I have written a brief checklist of things to check over when looking at a used motorhome, this can be found on the checklist page.
The information presented is only a guide as only the surface of the subject has been touched. There is however an eBook available for download called the RV Buyer’s Guide which takes you through the buying process with illustrations and tips on exactly what you need to look out for.
Read the RV Buyers Guide here.
Where To Find them
Seized Auctions or Police Auctions are probably the best place to find a great bargain on a your used motorhome. There are thousands of vehicles seized by the government each month, they get auctioned off quickly and tend to sell at incredible prices. Most of the vehicles have low mileage and are hardly used being in excellent condition.
There are a couple of websites which give you access to browse the listings of these auctions. Seized Vehicle Auctions where bidding starts as low as $100 and Auction pass where you can browse the listings of upcoming government auctions for a small one time fee.
Private Sales are probably the next cheapest way of purchasing. Great care should be taken here and you really need to have read the RV Buyer’s Guide to be able to sort out the wheat from the chaff as it were and not to get ripped off.
Motorhome Dealers are a fairly safe bet but overall you will pay a little more than buying from a private buyer. Guarantees are sometimes available but care should still be taken so as to find a model that will last well beyond the time limit of the guarantee.
New motorhomes are without a doubt the best way to buy if you can afford it. Finance plans are usually available with comfortable monthly payments and long guarantees. The latest models of motorhomes for sale come with all the latest accessories, comforts and safety features.