RV: New Vs Pre Owned

June 13,2024

If you want to buy an RV, the first decision you must make is whether you want to buy a new or used RV. This is usually the recommended choice if you buy the RV from a dealership. If you acquire a used RV from a private person, you may find several problems, such as damaged appliances, a non-functioning engine, or faulty electronics.

So, here are a few things to think about before making that decision.

Why Should You Go for a New One?

  1. You need the protection of a factory warranty because this was your first RV.  You might be happy to pay the extra money as the first owners, get a factory guarantee, and personalize the RV.

 It goes without saying that new RVs are not cheap. Unless you come into some money or manage to save enough to buy a new RV entirely, you’ll almost certainly have to pay for it. Unless there is a manufacturer fault with the systems, which is uncommon, you can be confident that everything in the new RV is in good working order and will last a long time.

      2. Purchasing a used RV is less expensive. However, if a system is in good working order, most dealerships will not replace it. As a result, it might fail at any time.

Why is a Pre-Owned One Worth Trying?

  1. You can save a lot of money by purchasing used RVs instead of new. When you look for old RVs, you must consider the expense of stripping the inside and replacing numerous items, particularly the bed, as well as any repairs and extras like as battery upgrades and solar.

However, don’t be misled into thinking that a used RV won’t have problems. While the first owner is likely to have fixed some manufacturing problems, there will undoubtedly be additional difficulties that arise with time.

    2. You will never find an RV that meets all of your requirements, whether new or secondhand. To get both, you have to go for a bespoke RV that will combine the best of both worlds. This would enable you to buy a secondhand chassis and have a firm build out the inside with its guarantee. This way, you can save money while still having the precise camper you desire.

   3. The most significant advantage of purchasing a used RV is that it is less expensive than one new. If you hunt hard enough, you might be able to locate a pre-owned RV that appears brand new, especially if you aren’t concerned with having the most up-to-date equipment, such as televisions.

When you buy a used RV from a reputable vendor, you can be certain that all systems have been thoroughly inspected. As a result, you should weigh the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing new vs used.

There are advantages to both new and used RVs, so my advice is to determine your budget and seek for RVs that suit you. If you buy secondhand, keep a repair budget in mind or consider purchasing an extended warranty from a third-party provider. Call Vision R.V. Corporation for further queries.