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The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Used RV

Sep 30, 2021 | RV Sales

Table Of Contents:

  • Why Is It That You Want An RV?
  • Research Which Type Of RV Best Fit Your Needs
  • Should I Buy A New or Used RV?
  • Find A Great Local RV Maintenance and Repair Shop!

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors with your family, then buying an RV is a great choice to consider. You might be wondering how to find the perfect RV that best fits your needs without breaking the bank. In this guide, we’ll discuss what makes a great used RV for anyone looking to invest in one. We will also provide some tips for how to buy, sell and maintain your RV. Let’s get started!


Step 1: Why Is It That You Want An RV?

There are a lot of reasons to consider when purchasing an RV, but one reason we often hear from our customers is to escape with the family on vacation—RV’s are a great way to gather your whole family for some outdoor fun. By truly identifying the pros and cons of wanting an RV, figuring out your core reasoning to make a purchase is by far the most important step. You wouldn’t want to skip your reasoning just to find out that your investment wasn’t as valuable as you anticipated. This could be a costly mistake that we wouldn’t want anyone to go through.

Before you go and make your large investment, let’s narrow down some of your choices so that way you can fall in love with the right RV.

Step 2: Research Which Type Of RV Best Fit Your Needs

If you want to start at the top of the line, an Airstream is the best choice for you. Airstreams are built with quality and integrity metals so you won’t get caught up with the outdated look and appliances that some RV’s have. Due to their lightweight yet durable metal as an owner you have to be cautious at which RV repair station you visit for maintenance & repairs. Thankfully our elite technicians are trained in accordance to Airstreams highest of maintenance standards making you feel assured that your RV won’t break down in the middle of a mountain.

Plus its classy sleek look is sure to get eyes turning. At KA Rv Repair and Collision, you can trust our recommendation since we are one of the few certified airstream repair facilities in Central Florida with our top-of-the-line rated in accordance with dealer and factory standards.

Now, if you know for a fact that an airstream is not what you’re looking for, let’s move down to figuring what other RV options are great for you:

Class A MotorHomes or Coach

A coach is an RV that resembles a bus or semi-truck in size and looks. They can reach lengths of up to 50 feet in length making them the biggest kind of RV’s on the market. Coaches are the top of the line models when it comes to luxury and size so if you are looking for all the amenities and room you could want then a Class A Coach is for you. These RVs have the highest standards & start at approximately $50,000 and go up to $500,000

Class B MotorHomes or Camper Vans

Great for couples vacationing across the America’s or for a person to live in. Van Campers have a bubble roof that allows enough room for you to stand inside the living area not making it quite as cramped as you may think it is. Great starter van if you want to get into the RV world & prices start at around $40,000 and topping out at $125,000 for luxury models, prices vary widely. Sizes generally range from 15 to 26 feet long.

Class C MotorHomes

A Class C motorhome is a scaled-down version of a Class A motorhome, with a maximum dimension of 36 feet. What makes Class C motorhomes stand out is that you more than likely won’t need any special licensing due to most models being smaller than the 20,000 LB limit. But don’t be fooled by the Class C name. Class C RV’s are larger and wider than a Class B RV making it a great choice for the whole family. A new Class C motorhome costs between $50,000 and $80,000.

Travel Trailer or Camper

Travel trailers are similar to fifth wheels in functionality are towed by a different automobile and may not be driven. Benefits of a travel trailer is that you get the size without the price of a Class C motorhome. Travel trailers are also easier to store and maintain within your property The typical price of a standard travel trailer is $35,000.

Fifth Wheel

A fifth wheel is a type of travel trailer that is more steady when towed. It usually has an over-cab living area as well. Fifth wheel’s can be stored and maintain just like travel trailers. The cost of this sort ranges between $25,000 and $100,000.

Lightweight Trailer

Smaller trailers, such as pop-up camps and teardrop trailers, sleep two to four people. Their major benefit is that they may be towed by smaller cars. The cost of new lightweight trailers ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.

Step 3: Should I Buy New or Used RV?

Before you make your big decision of purchasing your RV, you might be questioning if you should buy a new or used RV. Keep in mind that a new RV loses its value the instant you take it from the dealership. A used RV that is several years old will usually be 20% to 30% cheaper than a new RV. Making an RV that is a few years old a definite good choice. Deciding which is best for you, really comes down to your initial budget, reasoning, and level of commitment with maintaining.

If you’re a serious buyer and find yourself in need of assistance deciding used or new, try reaching out to our team of certified sales representatives at KA RV Repair and Collision to really narrow down what it is you’re actually looking for. We have RV’s come and go, so guiding our customers through the world of RV’s is something we often do easily.

Step 4: Find A Great Local RV Maintenance and Repair Shop!

Making a purchase is great, but as with any purchase. We often find our customers struggling to find trustworthy RV repair shops to carry out the basic necessities to keep your RV running smoothly. That’s why at KA RV Repair and Collision, we offer maintenance and repair services for all kinds of RV’s.

For those looking for more information on classes of RVs before making a purchase, we’ll be releasing additional blogs with more detailed explanations soon!