When it comes to buying an RV, there are plenty of ways to make the investment without breaking the bank. This is particularly a good option if you’re new to the RV life and are simply dipping your toe in. Instead of investing in a new unit for your first experience, South Thompson RV has a wide selection of pre-owned RVs that you can purchase at affordable discounted prices. Still, when buying used, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, and there are many factors you’ll need to consider. Thankfully, the team at South Thompson RV has put together a used RV guide to help you find the best budget-friendly rig for your next big adventures!
Perhaps the biggest advantage of buying used is the immediate cost savings. Most used RVs, even if only a few years old, have taken the brunt of depreciation (around 20%) just by driving off the lot. As a general rule, travel trailers tend to hold their value longer than motorhomes and fifth-wheels. Still, it all depends on how well the RV has been taken care of. The following are some questions you’ll want to ask to get an idea of how well the RV has been maintained.
What kind of repairs or maintenance has been done to the RV?
Ask for records and paperwork, and get clear about things like tires, bearings, roof repair, winterizing, and water damage.
Where has the RV been stored?
Has it been in covered storage or exposed to severe weather like direct sun or heavy snow?
How often has the RV been used?
A rarely-used RV isn’t always better. Owners that frequently use their RVs tend to spot problems before they turn into costly repairs.
Has the RV had previous owners?
Many times an RV has changed hands multiple times, making the full history unknown. Ask the owner how much they know about any previous owners to get an idea of the RV’s life cycle.
If you’re on a budget, there are plenty of affordable, high-quality used RVs to choose from at South Thompson RV in Kamloops! Browse our inventory of used RVs and contact us today! We’ll be happy to buy your current used RV and set up a trustworthy trade-in!