What to Look for When Buying an RV

What to Look for When Buying an RV

April 16, 2019

If you are thinking of buying an RV, there are a few things to look for (and look out for). From our experience, it is easy to get swept away in the excitement of an RV purchase, making it even easier to overlook some details and even imperfections. We’ve given you a helpful list of RV lingo and jargon to use when you visit an RV dealership, but you should also know what you are looking for when deciding between two or more RV options.

Make a List and Check it Twice

Just as every family is different and every situation is unique, there are also significant variances in RV options. Consider creating a checklist of your own to determine what needs your RV will be fulfilling for your family. Do you plan to use it for long-term living, or perhaps for short weekend getaways? Do you expect to travel many miles or to remain relatively local? Do you have a vehicle to pull the load of a Fifth Wheel, or will you need a motorhome? Narrow down your list of needs before going to purchase an RV.

Test it Out

Would you ever dream of purchasing a car without ever taking it for a test drive? Probably not, so why would you buy an RV without feeling how it handles, listening for unusual noises, or being conscientious of any other abnormalities? Additionally, test all of the bells and whistles inside, from the slides to the appliances and plumbing.

Ask Questions

When purchasing an RV, you should ask every question you can think of, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you. Our RV sales team is trained and experienced to offer you the best and most up-to-date information available. If they do not know an answer, they will happily find out for you so you can learn together. Examples of questions to ask include:

  • Is this a pre-owned RV? If so, how many owners are on record?
  • Are there records of repairs? If so, may I see them?
  • How frequently was the RV used?
  • What upgrades have been made?
  • What is the mileage?
  • What is the condition of the tires?

Ask a Knowledgeable Utah RV Sales Team

At Recreation RV Sales, we have been in the RV dealership industry for more than 60 years. We believe that you deserve the best service and cleanest units at the fairest market price. Let us help you find the RV that suits your needs and your budget. Call our sales office at 801-572-0525 to schedule a visit, or take a look at our available RVs.


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