When you decide to go RV shopping, one of the first questions you are going to ask yourself is, “Should I buy a New RV, or should I look into purchasing a used one?” Of course, there’s a strong argument to be made for purchasing a new RV, such as you’re sure you are getting the latest in RV technology, you get to choose the floorplan and interior that suits your needs with relative ease. You’ll also get a full manufacturer’s warranty and, of course, you’ll get to enjoy that new RV smell. But, with all of that “newness”, also might come with extreme “new RV sticker shock”.
Aside from that, why is buying a used RV a good idea? Well, there is certainly more than one good reason. First, right off of the bat, you are going to be able to get more RV for the money, that’s just a matter of fact. Second, if you search a little and are patient, you will undoubtedly run across an RV that will fit your needs for a fraction of what that RV would cost fresh off of the showroom floor. In the RV world, the term, “barely used” really does come into play. There are numerous reasons why people sell their RVs and it’s rarely is it due to mechanical issues, or other catastrophic issues or problems. In fact, many of the used RVs we sell come from other RVers who have taken extremely good care of their RVs and are just ready to move up to a new RV.
Now, in most cases, when you purchase used, the factory warranty won’t transfer over to the new owner. However, the money that you’ll save with the purchase of a used RV, should take any of service tweaks you may need. Here at Nielson RV, we go over every used RV we sell with a fine toothed comb to make sure that our customers who purchase a used RV from us won’t encounter any issues. Every used Nielson RV is ripe and road ready!
So, when it comes time for you to purchase a “new” RV, you might want to consider checking out the used selection first. I guess the question ask yourself is; do you prefer that new RV smell, or the smell of all of that cash that you’ll be keeping in your wallet?