Things to Consider When Buying an RV

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Technology. An RV can be a strong investment if you’re wise in purchasing it. The following contributed post is entitled, Things to Consider When Buying an RV.

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Are you ready to buy your first home on wheels?

Buying an RV is a perfect way to experience travel without having to book a hotel. RVs are more popular than ever with the Coronavirus pandemic in full swing. People are needing to escape but wanted to have the option of interacting with other people during their travels.

No doubt you are excited about making the purchase, but before you go ahead you need to know exactly what you should be looking out for to make the best purchase possible. Here is a look at what you need to bear in mind before purchasing an RV.

Visit a Lot of Dealerships

Going to several dealerships is one of the easiest ways to see exactly what is available to you. During these visits, you should review information about brands and make yourself more acquainted with exactly what you want in an RV.

Visiting many dealerships and looking at several models will also make you more aware of the layout and style of the various brands of RVs.

Create a Must-have List

After you’ve been to several dealerships you will know exactly what you want from an RV. Write down all the things that are essential to you.

Once you’ve created that list you can then decide which features you are willing to negotiate or compromise on.

In doing all of this you should have your budget in mind. You can admire all the RVs that you want, but if you don’t have enough funds to make the purchase then you will only end up being disappointed. Keep a close eye on your budget when making a list of your must-haves.

Consider Buying Your RV Used

It may have never crossed your mind that you should buy your vehicle used, but buying a used RV that is in good condition with all the features you want may be just within your budget.

Make sure that the engine is in proper condition and that things like valves, the oil pan, duramax head studs, spark plugs, and the crankshaft to name a few are in good working order.

The amenities should also be livable. Do a careful examination of the bathroom, kitchen, and sleeping areas before making your final decision.

If you check Craigslist regularly you will find people selling their RVs. You have to move fast though because if the RV is of good value it will be snapped up quickly.

You can also go on the Facebook marketplace to see what is available daily. Don’t rule out looking at an RV because it’s a few miles away. Remember, you have to look at all your options to make the right choice.

Hit the Road

Now that you know what to look for in a great RV, you are ready to make your final purchase and hit the road. When buying an RV make sure that you check out all the features you need while keeping within budget.

Finally, do not rule out buying the RV used, you may get a better deal than you thought possible.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.