Monday, June 5, 2023


Do you plan to buy an RV in 2020 or 2021?

Ah, the million-dollar question: Do you plan to buy an RV in 2020 or 2021? Perhaps you’ve already bought an RV this year, or perhaps you said “No more!” to RV travel, and sold yours.

If you are planning on buying an RV soon, a quick search on our website will give you tons of articles to read through before making the final offer. Check out those articles here, and make sure you’re prepared for what buying an RV really means.

Will you vote in our poll below and let us know? As always, feel free to leave a comment too with your thoughts. If you’re a Facebook user, join our Facebook group RV Advice. If you have any questions about the make/model/type, etc., of an RV, you’ll get your questions answered there by other RVers.

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


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Del W
2 years ago

I have a new 2019 and am very happy with it. BUT it never fails that one will come along and rekindle the fever to upgrade. Hopefully, I can avoid the fever for awhile. 😉

Mike Albert
2 years ago

Already bought a 2021 REV Villagio Renagade 24 foot in July of this year. So far we are loving it. Some issues but they have and will be addressed by the dealer. major issue is electric keeps shutting down while connected to shore power and it’s NOT a pedestal shut down or tripped circuit.

Last edited 2 years ago by Mike Albert
Bill Robbins
2 years ago

Put in an order for a 2021 Leisure Travel Van last month. Anticipate delivery about this time next year. Now I just need to sell my 2019 Class C Sunseeker 2420.

2 years ago

Hope i haven’t missed the “boat.” Have been looking for more than a year now for smaller replacement for my 99 class c. Just very reluctant to spend big $ for one that doesnt fit my “wishlist!” One more season and i may have to cancel future rving plans or buy something I’m not happy with. That bites!

Pat G
2 years ago

Due to health issues we have an upgraded 5th wheel to sell hitch included….Breaks my heart..

Bob Weinfurt
2 years ago

Were still running the wheels off an old class C I bought six years ago for $400. The integrity of its construction is far better than the units made now a days.

Last edited 2 years ago by Bob Weinfurt
Connie VH
2 years ago

Oh my goodness – I HOPE SO!!

We’ve only been searching and researching for almost THREE YEARS now. We got close several times in 2020 so far, but first Covid (in April) hit, and we couldn’t fly across the country to personally view it, then a seller last summer a seller backed out on us (claimed he decided to keep it, after we planned to travel to the other side of the country to see his), and then recently WE backed out of a beautiful-LOOKING unit after a serendipitous heavy rainfall revealed to us that the dealer had not been quite honest with us…..a literal FLOOD from the ceiling of that coach made it known that it had been in too much sun for far too long. Bye bye, see ya!

We’re still looking and we’ll know sooner or later what the Fates have in store for us. We’re confident and faithful that we’ll find **just that right one for us** either before, or shortly after, 2020 comes to its inevitable close.

Keeping fingers crossed!🤞

2 years ago

We bought one in April. It’s actually a 2021 Alliance 310 Paradigm 5th wheel. We have had to fix so many things ourselves in the interior and then had it in the factory in Elkhart, IN for more warranty work. While we were traveling last week on our way home on I-90, the kitchen sink actually fell in to the cabinet underneath!! When we took the tour through the factory we noticed that they are working very hard to put out as many new rigs as possible. We do like our Paradigm, but are so disappointed in the quality of workmanship.

Last edited 2 years ago by Carolyn
Laura Hanna
2 years ago

I plan on retiring next year and have been looking for a class b in my price range (which ain’t much)

2 years ago

with the way they are pushing the crews to build them. the 2020 up to ?year ? will be “bad” units.
might just buy a used one cheap. and gut it and build it better.but that is years away.

Sink Jaxon
2 years ago

On my fifth. Two truck campers, one 5th wheel, one TT and taking delivery of my NEW TT by OutdoorsRV this month, which I ordered in August. THIS one will be the “last”!

Connie VH
2 years ago
Reply to  Sink Jaxon

Oh wow! Almost same as us! We’ve RV’d just about every way there is (tent, a starter TT, bigger tent, sleeping in the bed of a pickup under desert skies no tent (oh yeah… they’re up there), sleeping in the back of an SUV (gate down and hatch up, also under desert skies), a fiver, a bigger nicer fiver, and most recently a big Lance truck camper (if only I was younger!!

Alas, now we know we need a DP coach for retirement… nothing less – not any more. We like to **think** we’re still rugged – but no, we are not!

Sink Jaxon
2 years ago
Reply to  Connie VH

yep! the ol’ air mattress in back of the pick-up in So. New Mexico watching the “things” fly around in the skies! From the 70’s to these days? gimme comfort…I GIVE UP!

2 years ago

We bought a new Micro Lite 22TBS this spring so I guess that counts as a yes for buying in 2020.

Kaeleen Buckingham
2 years ago

We just bought our 2015 Winnebago Vista last year. It will probably be the last one we buy. It has the best setup for us and is short enough it will not over power us as we age.

2 years ago

Bought our first RV ever when we retired over 4 years ago now – a Winnebago Travato – a Class B motorhome. Thought we’d probably buy a new, bigger one, but this size has turned out to be the perfect touring coach for us. Plus, I’ve dropped a chunk o’ change in it bringing it up to modern standards with lithium, solar and much more. Would hate to let it go now!

2 years ago

We are getting older and considering downsizing. Our 44’ DP is my pride and joy but keeping her in a “sparkle and shine” condition, especially the roof is not fun anymore. Probably a smaller class C???

2 years ago

Bought my First and Last diesel pusher 17 years ago with no plans to change. Did a significant amount of research prior to purchase which paid off in the long run. A friend of mine purchased three NEW RV’s before finally getting what he really needed, Lost a lot of money in all of those turnovers.

Connie VH
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr4Film

And this is exactly what we’re doing right now. (Three years’ worth, actually.) But my husband knows motors and engines, and he’ll have nothing less than what he believes we’ll need for travel and full-time home during our upcoming retirement years.

And I know what **I** want the floor plan and in-coach features to be. We actually agree on that part. And I trust him for the other part.

You have to know what you’re looking for, what the fair resale price for it would be, and find out whether the seller is negotiable or not.

You just have to know these things first!

Tom B
2 years ago

I got mine 2 years ago, and I am happy! it’s exactly how we want it for a couple nearing retirement age.

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago

We met some folks in the RV park where we are currently staying who are renting a motorhome. They said it’s the fifth time they’ve done this and want to buy one of their own now. But , , ,

They follow several web sites (I gave them the address to THIS site) and are concerned about buying new because of all the negative reports from others who bought a new RV and have had nothing but trouble. They didn’t want to buy “pre-loved” but are now rethinking that.

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