- In many ways buying a camper is much like buying a car. New or used prices are usually open for negotiation and it’s generally expected to get a lower price than whats advertised.
- To be prepared for negotiations, do your research first. Don’t talk to the dealer or owner until you know the wholesale or fair market value (FMV) of the camper.
- Take the camper for a test drive.
- Inspect the camper with using our checklist to make sure everything is in working order as described.
Where to buy?
- Buying Online
Buying online offers huge advantages. You access to almost all campers for sale in the country, you have access to a lot of information and most of all it will save you tons of time.
Buying Online Tips: If you are buying used you will still need to buy a camper in your general area, simply because you MUST have the camper inspected and should give it a test drive as well before purchasing. When buying from an individual always research the finance history, past ownership records and ask for maintenance records of the camper.
Great Websites for Buying Online:
- RV Shows (Find RV Shows Near You)
RV Show Tips: Many times RV show representatives will sell the floor models at a great discount so they don’t have to have them moved back to their storage facilities. If you have one, bring your smart phone or tablet so you can google RV prices and details, before you walk up to the booth.
- RV Dealers (Find RV Dealers Near You)
RV Dealers Tip: Don’t make any rush decisions. Despite what the dealer says, you can go home do more research, think it over and come back when your ready. It’s likely the whatever deal was offered will still be there the next day.