WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A USED RV

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).

GETTING READY FOR AN RV PURCHASE

Buying an RV is a big expense, whether you purchase a new or used model. Accordingly, before even stepping onto a lot or answering that ad in the paper, you’ll want to do your homework. Determining ahead of time what type of RV and what features fit your needs can make all the difference in getting a vehicle that suits your family. It can also save you a lot of money and regret in the future.

One of the biggest considerations is how you’ll use your RV. Some families only plan to travel nearby for weekend camping trips. Some plan to reside in the RV for all or a portion of the year. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, you’ll want to factor that in to the decision. Long-term living in an RV requires selecting amenities that won’t matter to a “weekend warrior.”

How much space you need is the next big decision to make. A couple can comfortably co-exist in a smaller vehicle. A family of five needs extra room to spread out. More amenities are great, but they often take up additional space. Planning to work or engage in hobbies while you travel? You’ll have to factor in the space needed for any equipment as well.

This is just a start to get some idea of your overall needs. Keep an eye on this blog for more things to consider, as well as information on the different types of RVs available. Once you purchase, Big Item Storage can help you protect your investment.

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).