Either way you look at it, RVs aren’t cheap. The most frugal of travelers can still end up spending tens of thousands of dollars on an RV, and if you want something more luxurious, hundreds of thousands. Never fear, though. There are so many RVs that are perfect for every budget and need. You’ll first need to decide on what style, model, and make you want.
First, let’s talk about just a few of the great reasons why you should consider purchasing a new rig. Then, we’ll go into a few ways you can save some major cash on purchasing new.
The main attraction to a new RV or motorhome is that no one has ever lived in it. The odometer is fresh and everything is (ideally) in perfect condition. No maintenance issues, all the features are shiny and new. This can be very convincing and enticing, especially if you don’t want to follow through with many upgrades on a used model. And, the RV should still have that new RV smell we all know and love!
A new RV will be exactly what you want, too. You’ll spend the time searching for the exact make, model, year, and even color before signing papers. You won’t have to mess with remodels, painting, reflooring, reupholstering, etc. It will all be the way you want it. There’s something to be said for this if it fits in your budget.
As mentioned earlier, a new rig means no one has lived in it. You won’t find stains that you missed in the initial walk through months down the road, and you won’t have any odd smells or any other surprises that pop up over time.
Choosing the new RV side also means your RV will be under warranty for some time, which guards your investment and makes repairs as easy as possible. They’re also the most updated on technology – USB charging ports, massive TVs, and pre-installed solar systems.
Lastly, if you walk into a potential rig and it feels like home, it’s a good indication that you’ve found your home on wheels. This doesn’t happen to everyone, so that’s why many people act on that feeling right away. As long as you choose to take extreme care for your rig if you want to buy new, do it! The decision is yours, and don’t let anyone stop you from attaining your dream RV.
Shop Around for the Best RV Prices
Take your time when shopping for a new RV. Not spending your time finding the rig you want leads to a rushed purchase, which means you could end up with many features you won’t use. When this happens, your money is spent on things that won’t get used.
When we say “shop around,” we don’t mean just RVs, either. Do some research on dealerships, too. Pushy salespeople can often pressure you into a purchase that you simply cannot afford, or you might end up with a motorhome that doesn’t fit your specific needs. Look at as many aspects of RV shopping as you can before choosing one to buy. There’s online dealers and multiple competitors out there, so try not to settle for the first RV you come by!
Look at multiple brands
Many RVers are often tied to a brand, and for good reason! The brand has never let them down, left them stranded, and maintenance may always be easy fixes. Chances are, there are other brands that are just as great as your favorite, or maybe even better. Regardless of this loyalty, all RVs serve the same purpose. You may be set on one brand, but try looking at similar RVs from another manufacturer. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Find the right salesperson
As we said above, finding the right RV when you have a pushy salesperson behind your back rushing you to make choices is a disaster waiting to happen. Find someone who is easygoing and trustworthy. It may feel impossible, but they exist! We understand that it’s their job to persuade you to buy that RV, but a nicer salesperson might be able to get you a better deal.
Being nice also goes both ways. No one wants to do business with a grouch, so try to be kind to your salesperson. Be polite and develop a great rapport with your person!
We hope this helps you along your journey of finding the right new RV for you. We know it’s exciting, but try to slow the process down to ensure you purchase one that will suit your needs. As always, contact us with all your RV questions and concerns!
Save Money On A New RV