When looking to buy a new recreational vehicle, think about what you would do if you purchase a new car.
You certainly aren’t going to take the first deal you’re offered. You certainly aren’t going to purchase from the first dealer you visit without comparing prices. You certainly wouldn’t go without any idea of the value of the vehicle beforehand.
It would be best if you went armed with information when you’re thinking about purchasing a new recreational vehicle. This is some serious cash you will be spending, and you want to get the best possible deal. Recreational Vehicle dealers must make a large profit on the sale of each vehicle. They don’t sell the numbers that car dealers do, so they have to mark each vehicle’s maximum mark.
Many online sites can help you find the actual MSRP (manufacturers suggested retail price) of a new recreational vehicle. Recreational Vehicle dealers, like car dealers, buy their vehicles wholesale due to the number they buy. They have a fairly wide profit margin, generally 15% to 35%. The dealer price you see on the vehicle isn’t necessarily what he has paid for it with incentives he receives from the manufacturer.
Make sure that you visit at least three recreational vehicle dealers with the same or similar vehicle. When you’re potentially spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a motor home, you want to make sure you are getting the best deal. Deals do differ from region to region and from dealer to dealer.
Don’t become attached to anyone’s recreational vehicle. Again, when you’re talking potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s a business deal and not one where you should wear your heart on your sleeve. Remember, this is a new vehicle, and if you bypass this one, the factory can always build another exactly like it.
Make sure that you do a little research into the dealer’s after-sales service. Many dealers are your best friends during the deal but then lose interest in you afterward. You will want to check with friends and family that own recreational vehicles and perhaps with the Better Business Bureau before you purchase. Also, RV blogs and forums are a good way to get information about a particular dealer.