Rising gas prices haven’t dimmed the joy of recreational vehicle ownership. Sales of recreational vehicles in 2019 were the highest seen in twenty-five years. The popularity of recreational vehicles doesn’t seem to be waining at all.
Today’s motor homes or recreational vehicles have all the comforts of home, and then some. With luxury leather recliners, granite floors, washers, and dryers, plasma TV’s and looks of professionally designed spaces, recreational vehicles are a stylish and comfortable home away from home.
There are several different types of vehicles considered “RV’s.” The first is a truck camper, a unit affixed to the bed or chassis of a pickup truck. Then there is the folding camping trailer or pop-up trailer. A travel trailer is a unit that is towed by another vehicle. A fifth-wheel travel trailer is designed to be towed by a pickup truck—a motor home or what is frequently called a Winnebago that resembles a bus.
The process of purchasing a new recreational vehicle is somewhat like purchasing a new car. A recreational vehicle dealer will sometimes take advantage of an uninformed customer. There are huge markups on recreational vehicles by all dealers. The only way to come out with a fair deal is to do your homework before you buy.
There are several fixed prices when you are looking at new recreational vehicles: the dealer price, the taxes, and any motor vehicle fees. As with a car, the only option left for the dealer is to play with the profit margin. As recreational vehicle dealers sell way less than car dealers do, they must make a much higher profit margin per vehicle. It is widely known that used recreational vehicles have a huge depreciation. You don’t want to overpay for your vehicle.