Choosing an RV or motorhome shouldn’t be merely about the comforts of the interiors, nor should it be only about the driving capacity of the vehicle—instead, it should be a perfect balance of both. So the next time you’re looking for motorhomes for sale, make sure that you get one that comfortably fits your family during long trips without needing a pit stop too frequently.
What if you’re just a first-time driver, how do you choose an RV then? The best way to identify what your family will need is to get first-hand experience—if someone you know has a motorhome of their own, borrow it for a trip and gauge your purchase based on how much or little you enjoyed the experience. You could also opt to rent for this purpose.
New versus Used
Another thing you’ll undoubtedly be debating on is whether it’s best to buy new or a pre-owned model. New RVs should barely have any mechanical or interior problems, as long as you can find a reputable manufacturer—used models have the advantage of being much more cost-efficient, but you’ll have to do your homework to make sure it’s in good condition.
Don’t just think about amenities and motorhome features when you’re already in the dealership, in fact, RV expert Mark J. Polk writes in HGTV that you should think this through during your planning stage:
“Determine what features are required to meet the needs of you and your family. Ask yourself these type of questions during your planning process: Do you need one bedroom or two, and is the bed big enough? Would a split bathroom work better than a walk-through bathroom? Is there enough counter space? Is there enough storage space? Do you want the kitchen in the middle, front or rear of the RV? Is the shower big enough? Are the holding tanks large enough for the type of camping you plan to do? Do you need a generator?”
Choose your Dealership
If you’ve chosen an excellent dealership to get your motorhome from, then you’ve already won half the battle. Reputable sellers like Johnson RV wouldn’t only have nothing but the best RVs for you to choose from, they might even have a few advice to give you with regard to which one would best suit your family’s needs.
So, always keep in mind that buying a motorhome for sale is as much about the planning process as it is about dealing with the seller and inspecting your prospective new RV, especially in the case of used RVs.
(Source: RV Buying Tips From a Pro, HGTV)