Friday, December 2, 2022


Where did you buy your current RV?


There are gazillions (yes, gazillions) of places you could’ve bought your RV. You could have bought it from a friend or family member, from a classified ad online, from a small, local dealer, from a large, chain dealer, from someone who hand-built it for you…heck, you could’ve hand-built your rig yourself!

So, where did you buy your current RV? If you’re comfortable telling us the specifics, please do in the comments below the poll. Thanks for voting! If the poll takes a moment to load, please be patient.

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Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

We drove to SLC from the Reno area to get our 2012 Arctic Fox. It was new, and the 25Y floorplan was new as well. The price we found at this dealer (Utah Trailer Source) was thousands less than anyone else. Turns out (we’re pretty sure) our trailer was a prototype that Northwood had built to test the new floorplan. We took a week’s vacation to make the pickup.

There were quite a few ‘issues’ with the trailer. We found many of them while at the dealer, and he fixed them. We left and were going to spend the first night west of SLC in a parking lot at the Dugway exit. Toilet flushed with hot water. Oven would not stay lit. Lots of other stuff. We drove back to SLC right then. Dealer did his best to fix stuff. Failing that, we made a trip to Northwood in LaGrande, OR. THEY fixed everything. Finally.

That dealer is LONG GONE now.

Scott Ressler
1 year ago

We just bought our first RV, 2021 Coachman Leprechaun, 319 MB. We live in North Dakota and bought from MHS RV in Texas. We bought because of availability and price. We just made it out of Texas last week before all the nasty weather hit.

Dick Snyder
1 year ago

Ordered our Jayco Eagle 5th wheel online from RVOne and picked it up at Buffalo RV. They did a top-notch prep and provided great service when our fridge died. Very happy with the unit and the dealer.

Mark B
1 year ago

Mike Thompson’s RV in Santa Fe Springs Ca. NEVER EVER AGAIN!! Oh, and don’t get me started on their so called “service department!”

1 year ago

Looked at RVs for about a decade at Florida RV Show each year. Knew what we wanted. When we could afford, we went to local dealer. Got the deal of a lifetime, as it was exactly what the wife wanted. To this day, I do not know exactly what I paid for it. Got different discounts, then added options, then deal for the trade in, then fees, then State tax, tags, and more fees, then … then … The invoice and the bank papers and the papers sent to the State all had different bottom line numbers. HOWEVER it was one of the greatest deals I ever made – it is what the wife wanted – AND I am happy.

1 year ago
Reply to  KellyR

What was the name of the dealership? We are in the process of looking.

Joe & Helen Hesketh
1 year ago

We have purchased three rigs from Poulsbo RV in Kent WA. Started in 1978 with an Itasca 20′ Class C, next was a 30′ Winnie class C and finally moved up to a class A, a 35′ Itasca Suncruiser. Poulsbo has done all of our routine service work on all three units and has given us excellent service and care for these 43 years that we have been RVing.

Kevin Pilant
1 year ago

Bought our 5th wheel from Dixie RV in Hammond, LA. Saved half of list price. Second camper from them. Always great people.

1 year ago

Bought new from Ansley RV, Duncannon, Pa. Great dealer, saved over 4000.00 over local dealer. Traveled a hundred miles for it but it was well worth it.

1 year ago

We purchased a new end of year from dealer. We had seen it several times at a “higher price “.

Matt C
1 year ago

The RV I wanted and have wanted for years is not available new and had not been for 30+ years.

Robert Coleman
1 year ago

We bought 2 RV’s from Redwood Empire RV’s in Ukiah Ca. Very good dealership. He has always taken care of any problems we might have. Our last one is a Cedar Creek Silverback and we love it.

1 year ago

From la mesa rv never again

1 year ago

We bought our lst class A directly from a farm family in 1996 from an ad in a REA newsletter.
(1985 Eldorado Encore 26′ – claimed to formerly have been owned by one of Dolly Partons’ cousins, who used it to drive back and forth to her ranch – back in the day!). I sold it to a Canadian friend in 2008. They drove it many years until he passed away 2 yrs ago.

The 2nd and current class A, 1994 Winni Vectra 34′, I found on EBay and bought it in 2007 with 21,000 miles. The owner delivered it from WI to ND. Both MH’s underwent major upgrades and that continues. The floor plan is perfect for us and no slide problems to contend with! We have not regretted either purchase! EBay also warrants purchases for protection – if needed! We didn’t! Being a do it yourself person – I thoroughly enjoy the maint. and projects.

Theodore Farmer
1 year ago

I checked Private party, but it was through a consignment dealer.

Gary Byler
1 year ago

Unfortunately, because of health reasons we recently sold our Arctic Fox 32-5M that we purchased new from Smith RV, Casper, Wy. It was the new AF from Smith. They are fantastic people selling superior RV’s. We lived full time in ours and would still except for health reasons.

Gary Byler
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Byler

Correction we purchased 2 new Arctic Foxes from Smith RV.

J Castle
1 year ago

We bought a used 2015 Thor Ace motor home in 2017 from a local small dealer that we had bought a truck top from many years ago. It was exactly what we needed for a cross country trip. We struck a deal and picked it up on a Wednesday and left for the west coast on Saturday. Whatever problems we encountered on our trip were resolved when we returned a month later. American Campers in Bradley, WV are just the best to deal with. We love our motor home. It is perfect for two travelers, and the kitchen and bath are accessible when the slide is in and you are on the road. We even drove it all over Yellowstone!

1 year ago

We found our 1998 CarriLite in January 2004 on a lot in Quartzsite. Walked in and out of many many fivers that just wouldn’t do, until we saw this one. The décor didn’t make me gag when we walked in. Loved the layout, too. We have since added all our own furniture…even my cedar chest. We are not exactly fulltime travelers, but we do live in our trailer fulltime, for 17 years now.

Terri Foxx-Wishert
1 year ago
Reply to  CynSan

WE also have a Carrilite, and have never found another floor plan that is as good.

1 year ago

Private purchase on a 6 year old 5er. Had all the upgrades plus exactly what we wanted with kitchen in the back. Saved thousands though was told by CW that there was no way that’s what we were playing. Stopped by from pick up to show purchase an the 100 buck bet. Big mouth sales person not so big.

1 year ago

Bought mine at the Phoenix Cruiser factory. It was a trade-in on a newer model. They went through it giving it a complete inspection. Replaced all the tires with new. (except spare!).

Neal Davis
1 year ago

The price for our RV was incredible and offered by Motor Home Specialist RV in Alvarado, Texas. Our next purchase likely will be used from either a dealer or an individual, although I have heard from two different (and fairly reliable) sources that we can get a great price on a new one if we go through the manufacturer and then shop the invoice to different dealers (General RV among them).

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