What You Need to Know When Buying a Used Motorhome
When it comes to buying used cars, used can help you save big, when it comes to buying houses, “used” can, in many cases, mean buying better. Motorhomes sit somewhere in-between. A used motorhome can offer you fantastic value and be unique and customised to suit your every need. They can also be rotten and broken beyond repair. Knowing how to buy a used motorhome, so you enjoy the discount, but don’t suffer from the drawbacks, is key. Don’t get caught up in a bad deal, and use these tips to help you find the perfect used motorhome to take you on your next adventure:
Private vs Dealership
For better deals, private sellers are the place to go. Unless you know what to look for a great deal can become a logistical nightmare before you know it. You must inspect the motorhome thoroughly, so you know what you are dealing with before you buy.
If you don’t feel easy doing this, then opt for a certified used motorhome from a dealership. They will be guaranteed to be in full working order, though it is likely that they will be a bit more expensive.
What to Consider When Choosing a Motorhome
When on the hunt for your motorhome there are a few things you will want to look for.
How Long the Beds Are
You need to be able to spread out comfortably in the bed. Bed sizes in motorhomes vary drastically but holding out for a motorhome that has a bed that fits you comfortably is worth it., See if there is a way to upgrade the motorhome to fit a bed your size.
Most modern motorhomes will have a full shower and toilet. It depends entirely on what amenities you consider to be non-negotiable. Most campsites today have cooking and bathing facilities on-site, so you don’t need to have everything in your motorhome. If you want to go to more wild areas, having a home on wheels is certainly the preferred choice.
What You Can Afford
Motorhome finance is far more buyer-friendly than mortgages or auto financing options, which is great for those who want to get out there and explore the UK and beyond! That being said you do still need to make sure that you can afford the monthly repayments comfortably, which is why it can be a good idea to look at financing rates and what you can anticipate regarding repayments and loan deals in advance. A great credit score and a sizeable deposit can do wonders towards lowering your repayments to a comfortable amount.
Tips for Finding a Great Deal
Be prepared to walk away, try to buy at the end of the quarter or year (and especially during the off-season), and be creative. It is often cheaper to upgrade your motorhome after you buy it than to buy a fully-loaded motorhome from the start, so be sure to shop around and keep your eyes open wherever you stop, you never know when a deal might fall into your lap!