Is it safe to buy a camper or RV on eBay?

Photo credit: rchappo2002 / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: rchappo2002 / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

The short answer is yes. Ebay.com RVs & Campers has recently become an increasingly popular way to buy and sell campers and RVs. The new popularity is mainly because it’s by far the best place to find a good price on an used camper or RV.

Weather your new to eBay or not, making such a big desision and ultimitly purchase online can be nerve racking, but buying on eBay is much safer than you might think. Everyone who buys a vehicle on Ebay is automatically enrolled into the Vehicle Purchase Protection program. The program offers protection for buyers against many types of scams and fraud than can happen when purchasing or selling campers and RVs.
The two main things this program protects you from are:
  1. You pay or make a refundable deposit for a camper, but never receive it.
  2. You pay for a vehicle and receive it but end up suffering a loss due to unethical practices from the seller.

As soon as you purchase a camper or RV on eBay, you’re automatically enrolled in the program. The protection is for up to $50,000 and you have a month to make any claims.

Even though you have this protection program, you should still do your homework before making a purchase. Here are some good references to get you started: