Purchasing a motorhome, travel trailer, or 5th wheel should be a rewarding experience. If you take your time, do the research, and make an informed decision, your RV purchase should give you enjoyment and satisfaction for years. Here are some tips for making the process as smooth as possible. While evaluating your future RV try to keep your emotions at bay. Nothing will make an RV dealer happier then to see how excited you are about his product. Evaluate the RV thoroughly. Use our Checklist as a guide. Look at a range of motorhomes or travel trailers within your budget. If the salesman at the dealer tries to push you above your predetermined sales budget, he is not the right person to be dealing with.
Trust your gut feelings, if you just don't feel comfortable, or something doesn't feel right about the RV walk away, there are a lot of motorhomes out there to choose from. Take your time, most dissatisfied owners regret not taking more time to make their decision. Talk to others who own similar makes or models as the RV you are considering. Ask to take a look around, see what they like most and least about the RV. Do research on the internet, visit several dealers, find motorhome clubs, rv reviews or user groups pertaining to your choice. Keep in mind reoccurring expenses like RV insurance, fuel, financing etc.. If you follow these general rules, you should end up with an RV that will reward you like no other purchase can.