At SellMyRVToday.com we are the number one RV purchaser in the nation. We know that many of our customers who sell us their RVs will end up purchasing another one. Many times when someone parts with a motorhome, it is not to give up the lifestyle, but to upgrade or downgrade as circumstances change. In any case, we want anyone who is considering the purchase of a new or used RV to be aware of a few things that they should NOT do.
Don’t Over Purchase: As you search for a recreational vehicle, it is easy to get caught up in the “bigger is better” mentality, but bigger is only better if you need a bigger RV to accomplish what you want to accomplish. An RV is a major purchase, and care should be taken to not exceed your budgetary limits. Remember that the sales person usually works on commission and, if he or she is unscrupulous, will try to get you to buy the most expensive unit that he or she can. A conscientious sales person will help you find the right RV for your needs.
Don’t Over Accessorize: There are so many things that you can buy to enhance your recreational vehicle that it becomes mind-boggling. It is easy to see an item and think that you can’t live without it, when two minutes earlier you didn’t even know it existed. There are catalogs of aftermarket items that will come to you in the mail, as the dealer usually shares your address when a purchase is made. Some of these items really are useful and beneficial to your RV experience, but not all of them. It will break your bank quickly if you get caught up in overspending on accessory items.
Don’t Skimp on Safety: While driving many RVs is not unlike driving a regular family vehicle, there are a few differences that one must become used to. For instance, there are many more blind spots, so you must keep a closer watch on what is going on around you. Be very defensive in your driving habits, as there are many big rigs on the road that have blind spots as well. Remember that when you are in an RV, you are not racing other drivers. Take your time and “smell the roses.” Driving too fast can cause you great problems, and reduces your reaction time in the event of a mishap. Make sure to continually check your tires for proper pressure and undue wear. Always wear seatbelts and never drive when drowsy.
RVing is a great lifestyle, and should be enjoyed by the entire family in a safe, cautious manner. Avoid these items of concern and it will help you to make the right choices and remain safe.