Is RV'ing Expensive? Hint: It's Not!
When looking at the prices of some top-of-the-line RVs, it may feel like owning an RV is reserved for celebrities or other wealthy buyers. Yet, there are so many on the road that you may wonder whether the owners traded their homes or the chance to own a second home for an RV. However, there are many options out there for purchasing RVs without having to purchase a motorhome. Admittedly, Class A motorhomes are pricier because they are built to accommodate more people and feature specialized equipment. Let's consider the true costs of RV'ing in America and whether owning an RV is right for you.
New or Used
When purchasing an RV, you always have the option of buying new or used vehicles. Although newer vehicles may seem like a better investment for the long-run because you are getting the latest equipment, there are many late-model used RVs on the market that are just as good. You can purchase an RV that is a few years older and save significant money. The idea of buying brand-new is usually sought after by buyers because they want quality assurances such as warranties and Lemon Law protections. When you purchase a used RV from a reputable dealer, however, the dealer should provide different levels of quality assurances that may not be as firm as a warranty but are still strong for the savings 30 - 50% off.
If you want to trade in your home for an RV, you can pay as little as $500 a month to park it in an RV park with full utility hookups water, electric, sewer. If you are just going to take it on the road and travel to different places, you can pay as little as $30 a day and usually no more than $60 at the nicer resorts. This is a lot more affordable than the high rents in many places. Most people in the cities are paying over $1,000 a month for rent at the most economical apartment buildings. Although gas can be expensive on some of the larger models, you can set down in one place for longer periods of time and limit your fuel expenses.
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If you are interested in getting out of cities and traveling to peaceful nature retreats, the RV lifestyle may be perfect for you. You can start out by purchasing a used travel trailer for just a few thousand dollars and upgrading as you see fit. For more information, check us out online or visit our dealership in Springfield.