You don’t want to pay too much for the next RV that you buy. It is always better to find good deals and save money at the same time. If you buy a new RV, you are probably going to be paying way more than you need to. Dealerships have a standard mark up of 40% on everything that they get. This means that you are going to be likely to have a 40% mark up on any new RV that you buy from a dealership. This is a steep price to pay, considering that an RV will lose almost 25% of its value during the first year that you own it. You would be much better off finding a good deal at a used RV sales company. If you look hard, you can find recreational vehicles that are three or four years old that have hardly ever been used. These RVs are in like new condition, often with less than one month worth of wear and tear.
But the best part about a used RV is the price. By buying an RV that is three or four years old, you often end up paying half as much for the RV. A lot of times these RVs will look, feel and smell new. Your friends and neighbors will still be impressed but you will gain the most benefit because you paid a lot less for your RV. On top of that, your cost of actually owning the recreational vehicle is going to be cheaper because you will not have to deal with the high rates of depreciation on new units.
There are lots of different types of RVs for sale by owner. You can find a used RV for sale by owner that is 15 to 20% less than blue book simply by finding someone who is motivated to sell quickly. This can actually save you a lot of money. You not only save 50% for buying a used RV, but you can save an additional 10 to 15% when you find someone who is a motivated seller. There are a lot of reasons why someone would be motivated to sell their RV quickly and these reasons include financial troubles, unemployment, divorce, inheritance, and many other reasons.