New or Used RVs? Chapel Hill NC

Before you launch your RV search , make sure you have your financing lined up. Prices vary quite a bit, depending on whether you go for new or used. While loans can be arranged at most RV dealerships, if you're pre-approved with a bank, you might be able to negotiate a better interest rate from the dealer. The Smiths bought a used RV but the Jones' purchased a brand new heavy. Which recreational Vehicle is best for you?

Craige Motor Co
(919) 493-2342
1102 S Duke St
Durham, NC

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Mohamed Ali Auto Park
(919) 596-9977
3712 Holloway St
Durham, NC

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Dias Automotive Auto Sales
(919) 545-5554
95 Thompson St
Pittsboro, NC

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Pittsboro Motors By Wieland
(919) 545-2277
10 Coopers Rdg Rd
Pittsboro, NC

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Fennells Auto Ctr
(919) 598-8075
3319 Angier Ave
Durham, NC

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Cbs Quality Cars
(919) 732-5200
233 S Churton St
Hillsborough, NC

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Premier Auto Group
(919) 598-4000
1015 S Miami Blvd
Durham, NC

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Jahman Imports
(919) 596-5050
1300 S Miami Blvd
Durham, NC

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Smart Cars By Weiland
(919) 542-1599
471 Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC

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Cbs Quality Cars
(919) 596-0034
1503 S Miami Blvd
Durham, NC

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New or Used RVs?

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New or Used?

Looking for RV love in all the right places

Before you launch your RV search , make sure you have your financing lined up. Prices vary quite a bit, depending on whether you go for new or used. While loans can be arranged at most RV dealerships, if you're pre-approved with a bank, you might be able to negotiate a better interest rate from the dealer.

Like cars, RVs depreciate quickly. Since most RVs lose 40 percent of their value in the first year, you can save quite a bit buying used. One study found that buying a three-year-old RV cuts the costs in half. More surprisingly, a well-maintained two-year-old RV is already broken in and actually needs less repair work than its off-the-lot counterpart. And it runs more smoothly.

Between local and state classifieds, free trade magazines and consignment lots, there's no end to the number of used RVs available. If you're new to the world of RVs, bring along a seasoned pro to help you assess the vehicle and ask questions. Buying used usually means a few items will need repair, but you need to be able to tell the difference between a quick $100 fix and a month-long repair that requires a second mortgage. If you keep an itemized list of the potential repairs, you might be able to negotiate a better selling price that will offset the costs of repair.

Because low-mileage RVs are in demand, they often sell quickly. So if you find one that suits you and is in good condition, you'd be wise to make a decent offer quickly.

Takin' it to the Streets

Buying an RV is like buying a car and a house, all rolled into one. You need to do a test drive, but you also need to open all the doors, flush the toilets, lie on the beds, turn on the stove and see if you can reach the overhead storage without a ladder. In addition:

  • Look at the owner's service records
  • Get an RV mechanic to inspect the vehicle and give you a repair estimate

Buying New

Ah, that new RV smell. For some people, half the fun is ...

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