What to Look for When Buying an RVPublished on Jan 22, 2024
Just like a car or house, there are many things you have to consider before you move forward in buying an RV. Things like water damage, mold, rust, and more can cause big problems down the road. Knowing the worth of the RV and where it could use work will save you money in the future. Here at Pikes Peak Traveland, we strongly encourage you to come preview the RV you’re interested in before buying it to make sure it’s perfect for you.
A huge problem that can be found is mold, oftentimes it won’t be noticeable right away but that’s why deep inspections are so important. To check for mold you should look in every crevice and corner and be precise, checking inside cabinets, on the floors and ceilings, and even checking around the caulk in the restrooms.
Roof and floor damage are one of those problems where if you don’t fix it right away it will lead to much bigger problems in the future. The main thing that causes this is water damage, it will usually be found around the kitchen or bathrooms or anywhere in the RV that has had improper maintenance. Typically you’ll need to hire someone to do a proper check.
Checking the tires of the RV is one of the most important parts of buying and owning an RV, you need to make sure they are in the right condition otherwise it could be a safety hazard on the road. Always check the age of the tires to know if they need to be replaced. Generally speaking, they need to be switched out if they are 5 years or older.
Asking for a test drive from the seller should never be a problem, you’ll want to see how it drives for yourself and even let them drive while you are in the passenger seat. This is the best way to get a feel for what it will be like on the road, if you notice something that you hadn’t before don’t be afraid to ask.
Knowing the worth of the RV you’re looking at can save you more than you expect. You’ll need to know the RV’s history to know if it’s new, used, or when you should reconsider. If you want to know the worth of an RV the best results will be from the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA), which lists prices and values for most motorhomes, travel trailers, and more.
Taking these precautions not only saves you money but helps you know for sure which RV is the best one for you and your family. There are always ways to fix these damages, if you happen to notice anything wrong in your RV come visit us and we’ll help you fix the problem. If you have any concerns please reach out to us at (719) 596-2716 and we’ll answer any questions you may have. Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Instagram and give us a follow!