When Is the Best Time to Purchase an RV?

When Is the Best Time to Purchase an RV?

Are you thinking about buying an RV, motorhome or travel trailer? For many people, this type of purchase is the perfect mashup of spending time outdoors and still enjoying the comforts of home. 

Before you invest in your home away from home, there are many decisions that need to be made: Which type of RV best fits your and your family’s needs? What size, what type of floor plan, motorized or pull-behind? One way to narrow your search is to decide if you want to drive your RV or tow it.

Once you figure out the type of RV that best fits your list of must-haves, it’s time to set a budget and start shopping.

When you shop can greatly impact the price of your RV. Of course, you can always shop for a used RV, or watch for promotional sales and holiday specials. Typically, spring and summer are the most expensive times to buy an RV since many families are gearing up for warm-weather vacations in campgrounds across the country.

So, when should you purchase an RV? According to RVTalk.com, there are three optimal times: end of season, mid-winter and before the release of new models in the spring.

  1. With sales tapering off at the end of summer, September and October are great months to shop for an RV. Motivated salespeople will be looking to meet their quotas and might just be in the mood to negotiate. 
  2. Winter is coming and so are wintertime deals on campers. RV sales drop drastically during the winter months, so that is the time to test your negotiation skills and work to get the best deal possible. With a drop in sales numbers, your salesperson should be more than happy to help you find the RV of your dreams!
  3. Late winter and early spring also are good times to shop for an RV. Many dealerships are moving in new inventory for the upcoming camping season and will be looking to get rid of last year’s models. That’s the perfect time to brush up on your research and create a purchase plan that meets your budget.

While RV shipment numbers are down from this time last year, camping remains a popular activity among families, retirees and people from all walks of life. RV ownership has grown more than 62% during the past 20 years, with significant growth in ownership among 18-to-34-year-olds. 

If an RV is on your shopping list, there’s no better time than now to start looking, and when it’s time to make the leap into RV ownership, choose the best time to get the best deal.

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