Consider the things you do when buying a new car, buying a new recreational vehicle is not much different except there are many more things to consider.
The same stories are true for RVs just like cars; you never take the first deal you are presented with. It is just not a good idea to buy from the first dealer without some kind of price and option comparison. Even for the lucky few where money is no option you will still want the best package money can buy. One dealer may be better to deal with than another and one may provide better service than another. So for all of us buying from the first dealer is a bad choice.
Research is the name of the game visit RV dealers armed with some information so you ask the right questions. Buying a new recreational vehicle is going to cost some real money. So it is important to get everything you want to start with. Think of it like (I want the 55″ HDTV instead of the 32″) one dealer may just through it in where one dealer will want a bunch more money for it. Other things make a difference like do you plan to carry your toys with you on your trips? Then the RV you buy should be a toy hauler!
With access to the internet research is very easy today. You can quickly arm yourself with all the information you need before you visit the dealer. You can learn what the MSRP is first and you will see a price for a particular RV may very as much as $25,000 between dealers. The same model from one dealer may be less expensive loaded with every possible option from one dealer. Yet the same model stripped from another dealer may be more expensive. So it really pays to do your home work.
There are many options for buying online but still make a visit to at least three RV dealers to see the same model you are looking to buy. Dealers are very different when comes to putting the packages together to sell which is why it pays to visit more than one. Packages and prices will vary from region to region as much as dealer to dealer. The package you have your heart set on you may find the best deal on in South Florida. Other models you may find the best deal in Utah or Arizona. With a little research on the internet you can find the answers to these questions quickly.
With some research you can find anything and everything you could possible ever want in an RV. Granite floors and top of the line comfort with very professionally design interiors. Some are much better than people have in their own homes. The best luxuries in the world are available in recreational vehicles and what you want is available.
Another fact to consider is every new RV will have bugs to work out and don’t let this discourage you from buying new. RVs have many systems with many electrical connections. Plumbing fixtures, TVs, navigation systems and you name it. Something is not going to be right for sure and will need to be fixed. For the new recreational vehicle owner that is the handyman type this may not present a problem. But for the non-handyman type this can be devastating.
For the non-handyman type you may want to consider another option in your search for the perfect RV. The used recreational vehicle market may provide a better option for you. And here is why!