Pros and Cons of Buying a New RV
Pro -Manufacturer’s Warrant
When something goes wrong in a used RV, that’s your problem. You’ll be paying premium prices to get manufacturers or mechanics to help you get back on the road. When you buy a new RV, you can rest easy with a manufacturer’s warranty that can last up to 6 years. Of course, the fine print varies so choose a reputable dealer and make sure you read your contract carefully.
Pro -No Chance of Past Owner Negligence
With any high-powered, expensive machine, maintenance is extremely important. Buying a new campervan means it hasn’t missed any service dates and every component is 100% up to scratch. Used models can have surprise faults that haven’t been disclosed honestly to you. Additionally, you’re sleeping in the past bed of someone you don’t know. It’s just not as exciting or hygienic as buying a fresh, clean and new RV.
Pro -You Can Get the Exact Model You Want
When you buy a new motorhome or caravan, you can get the exact model, floorplan and additional options that you want. This is a major (hopefully once-off) purchase and you want it to be perfect and comfortable while you’re on the road. Buying through a dealership with a comprehensive website allows you to weigh up your options and order your dream machine from them. A good dealer will answer any questions you have and ensure you drive away happy.
Features to Consider when Buying a New RV
Everyone is different. Make a list of what is important to you out of these features and narrow down your choices from there. Your professional dealership should be able to help you find the right model for your needs.
Con – It’s Simply More Expensive
You’re receiving the backhand of price, depreciation and insurance premiums. Simple. Just like with cars, a new campervan or caravan is more expensive than a used model. Once you drive your RV off the lot, it is hit with depreciation so consider this if you’re going to be selling your motorhome soon after buying. If you plan on holding on to your RV for many years to come, the depreciation shouldn’t be a major worry for you.
Summary? Buy New and Stick Within Your Budget!
Buying new takes the stress and haste out of your purchase. As long as you make a budget and stick with it, you’ll walk away with your perfect holiday vehicle. The team at DeLuxe RV Group is your knowledgeable resource on all things RV. Browse our website and send us any questions you have, or feel free to call us on 03 926 6789.