If you’re looking to purchase an RV, there are many factors to consider. Brand-new RVs are a big investment but a used one comes with its own problems. Here are a few things to look for in a used RV.

Learn the history of the RV. Is the current owner the only one or have there been multiple owners? Have there been any major repairs or upgrades? Have any been recommended? Check the mileage and ask about the types of trips the owner has taken. Has the RV mostly been used for quick weekend trips or has it been extensively lived out of? The outside might look fantastic but be hiding issues you don’t want to deal with. Knowing the state of the RV is key to making your decision.

Ask the current owner if you can give it a test drive. If they won’t allow for that, it’s a big red flag. You’ll want to test it at various speeds. Does it handle well? Accelerate timely? This is also a good time to check out all the buttons. Turn them on one at a time to make sure everything works. A repair isn’t necessarily a deal breaker but consider if it’s worth it financially. If anything feels off, go with your gut and walk away.

Something you might not have thought of is to stand in the shower. It might sound strange, but you’ll be using it often. If the shower is cramped or not designed well, it will result in a bad experience every time you use it. Your comfort should factor heavily in your purchase. After all, you’ll be using it for years to come.

Use these tips to make sure you get the best deal you can get!

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).