Buying an RV
From family bonding to affordable getaways to spontaneous road trips – the reasons to buy an RV are endless. Here are some of the top reasons why there’s never been a better time to buy:
- Many RV models allow a family of four to save up to 59% on vacation costs over other forms of travel. That’s a calculation that takes into account RV ownership costs, including payments, insurance, maintenance, tires, tax breaks, registration and depreciation.
- In today’s economy, there are great deals available on new RV models. Consider pre-owned units for more savings.
- Financing is readily available for qualified borrowers.
- You may qualify for a tax deduction because the interest on your RV loan is generally deductible as second-home mortgage interest. Check with your financial advisor to see if you qualify for the deduction.
Buying a pre-owned RV is a great way to make your vacation dream a reality for less. Whether you’re looking for a towable or motorized RV, check with an RV dealer because they often receive RVs as trade-ins on new vehicles.
Just like buying a pre-owned car or truck, RV dealers provide a thorough predelivery inspection of the used RV. You can visit your local dealer to compare units and features and to find out about extended service agreements.
Rent an RV for Your Next Vacation
There’s no better way to try before you buy than by renting an RV. Many people rent RVs simply for a change of pace by taking an RV trip to a special event or destination.
You can rent near home and journey to your final destination, or fly and pick up your RV at the other end. More than 460 national chain outlets and local RV dealerships rent RVs, including state-of-the-art, late-model-year units. A growing number of campgrounds offer on-site RV rentals as well.
Most RV rental companies offer housekeeping packages (dishes, pots, pans, bed linens, etc.) for a nominal fee, or you can bring your own. Even if you’re driving or towing an RV for the first time, features like automatic transmissions, power steering, large external mirrors and rearview cameras make it easy for experienced drivers to adjust to the difference in size, height and weight.