Are you looking for a new or used motorhome? Motorhomes are popular and there is a wealth of choice available, whatever size or style you are searching for. But where do you start? There are many places to buy your dream motorhome. Here are some of the pros and cons of using various locations.
Buy your Motorhome from an approved dealer
Purchasing a new or used motorhome from a dealer is one of the most effective and safest ways to get a high-quality vehicle that suits your needs. But how do you choose a dealer? How do you know the dealer is reputable and professional? Look for a well-established dealer. Poor quality dealers with a bad reputation do not tend to last long in the market. Check for a dealer’s credentials; how long have they been selling motorhomes for? What brands do they work with? For example, if you are looking for a Hymer for sale, make sure that the dealer has these in stock. Check also that the dealer supplies the type of vehicle you are interested in, for example, smaller campervans or large A-class motorhomes. You can also ask friends and relatives for personal recommendations if anyone has recently made a similar purchase. It helps to choose a dealer close to home so if you need to sort out any issues you do not have to drive far. This also assists with regular servicing.
Buy your Motorhome at a show
An exhibition or specialist show for motorhomes and campervans is a great place to see a full range of different vehicles. Not only can you check out the interiors and layouts in person, but you can also get some cost-effective deals as salespeople compete to get new customers. Shows and exhibitions are also ideal places to find all the accessories you need for the outdoor and motorhome lifestyle.
Buy your Motorhome online
Many dealers have websites and many people sell their second-hand vehicles online. You can sometimes get a good deal through a private online sale but you do need to be careful. You need to carry out many checks before you sign for a motorhome to make sure that the owner really owns the vehicle. You also need to make sure that the vehicle is in the right condition and is properly taxed. Never pay money for a motorhome until you have it in your possession and have checked it thoroughly. There are some car and vehicle sales websites where you can search for listings to find your perfect make and model. The same checks and caution apply to these sites.
Buy your Motorhome from a classified advert
Trade and specialist magazines have vehicles for sale in their classified section. Some dealers will also advertise their vehicles in the classified sections of papers and magazines. As above, carry out your own research and checks and make sure the vehicle is legitimate before meeting with the owner or parting with your cash.
Buy your Motorhome from a friend
You need to make sure you have a good relationship with the friend or relative selling their vehicle. You’ve got to be sure you can trust their word that the vehicle is theirs. It is never a good idea to buy from a “friend of a friend”. You’ll be in trouble if the motorhome turns out to be stolen.