Monday, October 3, 2022


RV Education 101: RV Buying Tips: Don’t be in a rush

By Mark Polk

My number one tip when buying an RV is to avoid a hasty buying decision. What I mean is, purchasing an RV without doing any research. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment. Lots of folks purchase RVs at RV shows, where the excitement level is high, only to discover later it is the wrong type, too big, too small, or too expensive.

Regardless of the circumstances, a hasty buying decision can be a costly mistake. You can do a great deal of research on the Internet prior to buying an RV. Think about how you plan to use the RV. Look at all the different types, sizes and floor-plans available, and consider your budget.

You will be glad you did your homework when you bring the right RV home the first time.

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Mark Polk’s tech tips are posted every Saturday in the RV Travel Newsletter and every Wednesday on the RV Daily Tips Newsletter.



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2 years ago

Too many people think the floor plan and decor are what matter, and that is NOT the case. Quality of build, kitchen storage, carrying capacity and so many other things are important. I’d never buy without actually seeing the rig in person to check quality aspects. Buyer, beware!

jim westfall
2 years ago

My wife and I like almost everything about our small class C motorhome. Size, layout, features, etc. We have added solar and we upgraded the mattress. Our problem is that we didn’t understand how cold it would be in the places we would visit at the time of year we would visit. Had we thought that through a little bit more, we would have purchased a more “cold hardy” motorhome. If we do decide to upgrade, we will also add ground clearance so that we can get further off the beaten path.

Donald N Wright
2 years ago

I have learned from my past mistake, next time, I will bring friends who are members of the AOC and the Escapees to go over everything before I sign a contract.