New or Used?


Your plan can make the difference in deciding whether or not you should invest in an RV off the lot. Along with this consideration should be how much you are willing to pay overall and per month.

Think about your usual summer schedule. Would you use your RV two or three weeks out of that time period? Maybe shelling out thousands of extra dollars for a new RV isn’t the most financially sound plan.

Alternatively, let’s say you plan on spending the majority of the summer season on the road. You may be more apt to invest more knowing you’ll get great mileage and experiences out of a newer, more reliable model.

What to Buy

There are many different kinds of RVs, so finding one that fits your needs is easy. Motorhomes come in Class A, B or C and offer the most space, but other options include travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers and pop-up trailers.

Obviously, bigger RVs contain more parts and could cost more

to maintain over time. But what fits your needs? If a larger, Class A makes more sense for your travel plans than a fifth-wheel trailer, your decision could be made for you.

Read the Fine Print

When signing a lease or contract, be aware of what is covered in any type of service plan offered. These plans include different levels of coverage based on the cost.

And a tricky part of choosing the right plan is whether or not other RV dealers or repair facilities will honor it.

A service plan with no locally affiliated shops to maintain or repair your RV will not do you much good when you’re in need.