Welcome to our main office web site were we wanted to share our own experiences from starting out with those initial crazy thoughts that we all have that goes somewhere along these lines "Shall we purchase a RV " to then having a 1001 questions running through our heads ,to eventually owning this 2020 Newmar Canyon Star 3927 and subsequent ownership joys from May 22nd 2020 after its collection.We were keen to understand the all potential pitfalls up front and seeking out all information allowing us to make an informed decision ,or so we thought. ( Yes we know an RV is not a house although to some it may well be and as so many users head to Florida and settle here perhaps the rest of the site may be worthy of a read too !) If you want to skip all that written below and head straight on over to our OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE CLICK HERE
This is the number one on anyones list.Research research research.Did we mention doing your research ? Buying an RV isn’t an easy decision to make. It’s more than just buying an RV. It’s learning how to drive or tow it. It’s learning how to do your maintenance and when to take it to the shop. It’s learning how to overcome the sticker shock of gas prices versus mileage.Buying an RV is a long-term, adventurous investment that isn’t right for everyone. If you’re considering buying an RV, this is the guide you need to understand the big picture that comes with that investment
When you're ready to take the plunge, you must consider the following before budgeting for an RV:
It's important to narrow down exactly what you need as opposed to what you want before you buy an RV. One of the biggest benefits of owning an RV is that you can customize and add features to it down the line, as you would a home or condominium. Options you might wait to invest in could be projects for the future, which will save you money when budgeting now.
There are two things you need to consider before buying an RV: What type of RV do you need, and do you want a new or used RV? There are motorhomes and towables.Motorhomes can be driven and towables, well, they need to be towed by a separate vehicle. Depending on your comfort level, towing can be as expensive as buying a motorhome. It comes down to the towable you opt to buy, such as a fifth wheel RV or a travel trailer.If you want to tow, that'll require you to invest in a towing vehicle, such as a truck or SUV. If you don't already own a vehicle capable of towing an RV, this is an added expense to factor into your budget. If you do own a towing vehicle, then it's a matter of getting comfortable with driving while towing.
Pop up campers, truck campers and small travel trailers are often the best way to ease into the RVing lifestyle. For those looking for more room, investing in a mid to large travel trailer or fifth wheel RV is the way to go.
While most towables from campers to fifth-wheel RVs offer the same functionality and features, sometimes it’s all about the size of the trailer or RV due to the comfort level of those traveling and using it. There are many different types of RVs, so be sure to do your research and be confident in your decision.
Once you’ve settled into what type of RV you need, you’ll have to work out your budget and financing. Most RV dealers offer to finance through a variety of lenders. You can also take out a vehicle loan from your bank or a third party to help finance it.Depending on your credit score, how much you’re willing to put down for a down payment and other factors, financing may be easier said than done.If you can finance through your dealer, you’ll get interest rates closest to what your bank would offer with good credit. If you finance through a third-party lender, you’ll often pay a higher interest rate. It’s important to make sure you can afford the monthly payments on an RV or trailer, along with looking to pay it off early whenever possible.
When buying a new RV, you're getting a model that's between a few weeks and a couple of months off the assembly line. In some cases, you may even be getting an RV or trailer straight from the manufacturer. This means that the RV is brand new with the features or customizations you chose at the dealer. This is the most expensive optionfor buying an RV beside building one from the ground up through a manufacturer.
When buying a used RV, there's no telling how long it's been since production. The wear and tear on a used RV can cause issues you have to fix. Buying a used RV is done through a dealer or a third party, such as on Craigslist or a private seller. When you buy a used RV, it is buyer beware because you never know for sure what might be wrong or what you'll have to fix in the future. These fixes can add up.
New RVs and used RVs both have their place for RVers. When starting out, it's cost-efficient to buy a used RV. You're safer if you buy a used RV from a dealer than a private buyer, but you can still run into issues that are a pain to deal with. When buying a new RV, you're covered by the manufacturer's warranty and any extended warranty you buy through the dealer. If something goes wrong, you have a safety net. That's not always true when you buy used.
Keep in mind that buying the RV itself is only half the battle. There are a handful of extra expenses that come with buying an RV, such as:
Want the best deal on an RV? Consider these tips for negotiating a better price on an RV at the dealership:
When you get started RVing, it can come at a high price: Sticker shock. RVing is expensive. It's not just buying a new or used RV. It's also parking, maintenance, repairs, insurance, and everything between. It's food for on and off the road. It's entertainment once you park.For some families, this may not be possible, and that’s why buying used might save them money. For others, they’re ready to invest upfront and take advantage of the savings down the line.RVing is a long-term investment. If you go into the buying process understanding that you’ll be able to make the right financial choice for you and your family. While RVing will save you up to 50 percent in the future on vacations, you’re going to need to put a significant amount of money up front to get started.
Ok so assuming you are still with us and not fallen asleep or lost the will to live whats next ?
If you are reading this article perhaps you are about to go Shopping or may already own ...
So from here on in we will share our own experience purchasing this Newmar Canyon Star 3927 Toy Hauler from the good the bad and the ugly starting out with finding the RV of our dreams which suited our own lifestyle,the actual Sales Experience,Negotiating the Price,Arranging Inspection, Provisioning the RV,Collecting the RV,Using it for the first time,Finding out about all the things we still missed during all of this and then the journey ahead to have them corrected and believe us when we say this is where the adventure really begins ............ Simply Follow the links below
Picture the eager salesperson checking out what car you have just arrived in, checking to see if your clothes were of a designer brand name, making sure the wife has enough bling on her fingers, and then asking if you can afford an RV or should he move straight to a loan application to save your disappointment down the road .. Here is our experience of the "SELL'
Heres our own Journey with our 2020 Newmar Canyon Star 3927 Toy Hauler. This will be a full hands on blog designed NOT to make revenue as with all the You tube videos out there but a simple factual guide to owning this model and the improvements we will make during our ownership and giving a very detailed overview of the Newmar Canyon Star 3927 ownership