If you’ve spent any time out on the road in an RV, you know that this type of vacation and lifestyle is addictive. Maybe you’ve rented a motorhome a few times, and now you’re ready to make a more serious commitment. Whether you’re planning on making regular weekend trips or selling your home and living on the road full-time, the first step is to buy your RV, and the most frugal route is buying a used one. Here are 4 steps from the experts at Greenwood RV Rentals & Sales for beginning the RV buying process.
1. Do Your Research
We recommend making sure that you have plenty of time to research and determine what size and type of RV is right for you and your family. You’ll also need to consider factors such as where you plan to travel, and whether you’d like to spend time in campgrounds or if you’re the boondocking type.
2. Prepare Your Questions
Before you start shopping, it’s a good idea to make up a list of questions you want answered. When buying used, it’s important to get a history of the vehicle, so ask questions like, “How often has it been used?” and “How old are the tires?”. Remember that buying a used RV is like buying a used car, so also be sure to ask if it’s ever been in an accident or had major body work done.
3. Inspect the RV
Another list you’ll want to make before you shop is an inspection checklist. Use your research time to find a few lists online so you know exactly what to look for when you’re buying your used RV. In addition to a test drive, you’ll want to make sure all the appliances work, as well as the propane and water tanks.
4. Contact Us
Are you ready to own your your own RV? If you’re in the Indianapolis area, contact Greenwood RV Rentals & Sales today at (317) 413-0817 to ask about our current RV inventory. We’d be glad to show you our available models or help you start your search for the right one.