By Bob Difley
If you are in the market for your first RV, or even a subsequent RV, the following tips may help you make the right decision:
- Attend RV shows and visit many dealers to see as many floor plans as you can.
- When you’re inside a rig, visualize cooking in the kitchen – is there enough working space? Are the chairs and bed comfortable? Is there sufficient locker space to stow the stuff you want to take along?
- Are the sleeping arrangements to your liking? Where will you put visiting family or guests?
- Is the bathroom adequate? Is there room to sit on the toilet with the door closed? Can you stand up in the shower without bending over?
- Don’t be persuaded to buy a rig just because it’s on a dealer’s lot and is offered at a discount. After using the rig you will soon forget the discount and remember only whether it was the right choice.
- Never pay full asking price – either new or used. Go online to see similar unit pricing. Always negotiate for a discount.
- With a new vehicle, you can also bargain for a better interest rate – which could save you thousands over the life of the vehicle.
- Make note of all deficiencies and don’t take possession of the vehicle until they have been corrected – even if you have to go back two or three times. You will have much better success accomplishing the corrections before money changes hands than after.
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