• May 21, 2020

How to Avoid RV Buyer’s Remorse

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No one likes the feeling of buyer’s remorse, especially not when the item is as expensive as an RV is! There are a number of ways you might not get the RV you really want if you’re not careful. Fortunately, with the right knowledge and research, you can avoid making a purchase that you’ll later regret.

As your Arizona RV dealer, RV Master Techs has rounded up the most common sources of RV buyer’s remorse below, alongside proactive strategies for you to avoid them.

The Floor Plan

It’s amazing how much the RV floor plan affects your travel experience. When it offers too little storage space, it’ll be hard to pack everything you need for a comfortable trip. When it’s too tight, it’ll be hard to enjoy a comfortable trip with a larger group of people.

To prevent this from happening to you, realistically think about how much space you’ll need. Consider the number of people you’ll be traveling with as well as the types of traveling you will do. It also helps to look at several floor plan options. It’ll give you a sense of what your choices are, which can help you recognize the ideal floor plan when you see it.

The Warranty

Warranties can be complicated. It’s all too easy to think you’re covered for given scenarios only to find out too late that you aren’t. If the warranty is influencing your RV purchasing decision, it’s crucial that you fully understand what you are and are not covered for.

Spend time going over the warranty and ask any questions you think of. Be sure that you know what is covered under what circumstances and for how long.

The Handling

Part of your RV experience is hauling it to and from campgrounds. When it is difficult to tow or drive your RV, this puts a serious damper on your road trip experience. This is especially important for those new to transporting RVs as you won’t have developed your towing and RV driving skills yet.

Remember that not all RVs handle the same. Look into the details on aspects that affect the handling, such as the suspension, vibration dampening, and hitch support. Make sure to take any models you are considering out for a test drive as well. It’s one thing to read specs on a website or a brochure, but it’s entirely another to feel the difference when you’re behind the wheel!

The Features

It’s a common trend. People excitedly buy an RV. Then they later discover features they didn’t know existed (and would have gladly paid for) that would improve their travel experience. Excitement turns to disappointment and buyer’s regret.

The solution is easy: research the many RV features available to you. Attend an RV show to look at several models with unique features. Visit manufacturer websites to see lists of common features. Talk to the knowledgeable staff at RV Master Techs to hear more about the features most people enjoy and seek out.

The Price

There are two ends to this spectrum. One outcome is spending too much. It’s all too easy to fall in love with a higher end model and find yourself splurging when you shouldn’t. The solution is easy: set a strict budget ahead of time and make yourself stick to it.

The other outcome is spending too little. An RV is a big investment, but it can last many years. Too often people spend too little upfront and end up using a lower quality model or a model with bare-bones features longer than they needed to. Think about how long you plan on using this RV for, which can help you realize you may be able to justify spending more than you originally anticipated.

We hope you found these tips helpful! It’s our goal that no one experiences RV buyer’s remorse. Instead, you should feel excitement and satisfaction about your RV purchase. Stop by our dealership in Glendale, AZ, today to check out our full stock of new and used RVs for sale. RV Master Techs offers a wide variety of RV services, also, and we proudly serve the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

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