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Where to Buy Used RVs

This is a close look at an 80s RV parked at a camp site with trees.

If you are in the market for an RV, also known as a recreational vehicle or motorhome, a used one may be a great option for you to ensure that you enjoy the RV lifestyle before you splurge on a brand new model. You will need to decide on the style of RV you want before conducting a search for used RVs.

There are several options when it comes to purchasing campers, including a travel trailer or fifth wheel RV. You will also need to decide on the make, model, style, floor plan, and brand that will be a good fit for you and your family.

My daughter is currently searching for a camper for her family and they would prefer a motorhome RV. Buying a preowned RV is definitely an option they are considering since it will save them a ton of money. They would love to head to some RV shows, although the COVID-19 pandemic has put a bit of a damper on events that involve crowds of people as business begin to re-open, this may also be an option for potential RV buyers to search for the perfect RV for themselves and their families.

Here are a few places you may want to check out in your search for a great used RV.

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Camping World

This is the 2021 Primetime Crusader Lite 29RS from Camping World.

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Camping World offers over 130 brick-and-mortar locations throughout the country. This RV dealer also has a website you can use to shop online and even offers a tool to help you calculate how much your monthly payments will be after your down payment is subtracted from the final price of the RV you choose. You can also compare prices to other locations and check the availability and the location of the RV you are interested in purchasing. The website can be accessed by clicking here.

Local RV Dealership

This is an aerial view of an RV dealership.

Your local RV dealer may have some amount of pre-owned inventory for you to check out. Just Google local RV dealers in your area to find the locations of the closest ones to you. Give them a call and tell them about the specifications you are looking for in a camper and ask how much money they require to be paid down before you drive off into the sunset as a buyer with the perfect RV for you to begin your journey into the RV lifestyle.

RV Trader

This is the 2022 Eclipse Attitude Iconic RV from RV Trader.

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RV Trader is a very popular website for people living the RV lifestyle or for those who strive to be RV owners. It is a great source for you whether you are a buyer or a seller since the website has millions of viewers every month. RVTrader offers over 200,000 new and used RVs of all makes and models as well as different styles, types, and manufacturers of RVs.

You can even obtain RV insurance quotes, estimate your monthly payments, and even set up price alerts so you will know if the RV you want goes on sale at a discounted price. Click here to check it out.

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PPL Motor Homes

The 2019 Fleetwood Southwind from PPL Motor Homes.

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PPL Motor Homes specialize in RVs and motorhomes. It is an online site that offers different bind strategies and delivery options as well as pricing tools for all makes, models, in categories. It also offers a comparison tool for not only used RV’s but also consigned RV’s. This means they offer consignments from a private seller or two. Click here to visit the website.

General RV Center

This is the 2021 Keystone RV Springdale from General RV Center.

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General RV Center is a national dealership that is touted as America’s largest family-owned RV dealer. The company has several locations in several states, including Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Utah, and Virginia. General RV also a great RV servicing program with an entire nationwide network of service bays.


This is the 2014 Thor Motor Coach from MHSRV.

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MHSRV is billed as the Motor Home Specialist, claims the title of being the number one motor home dealer in the world when it comes to the sheer volume of RVs it has in stock, to the tune of about $165 million worth of them. The dealership pledges did it has the lowest prices by selling RV’s at a deeply discounted rate and taking trade-in RVs.

FAQs About RVs

Can you rent an RV?

Yes, you can rent any type of RV you choose to from a variety of places, including some RV dealerships. If you are just going to use the RV for a weekend or a week-long vacation, it may be a good idea to simply rent one, especially if you are not planning on camping very often. If you are planning on camping on a regular basis, though, rental costs for an RV will add up quickly so you will be better off buying one to use for the long haul.

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Is it better to buy a new or used RV?

If you are planning on camping a lot and driving long distances while traveling, you may want to splurge on a brand new RV but purchasing a used RV or travel trailer will save you a ton of money and many of those are in great shape to last years to come. You can save even more money if you purchase a used RV at the end of the camping season since many dealerships will offer them at that time at a discounted rate.

How much does an RV inspection cost?

RV inspection costs can run the gamut from about $150 to $1,200 for a full inspection. The price will mostly depend on the size and type of motorhome you’re having inspected. Although a motorhome inspection cost can seem daunting, spending this money at the beginning can save you money in the long run.