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How To Buy The Motorhome You Can Afford

It's so easy to buy a more expensive motorhome or RV than you originally needed or even wanted and RV dealers are all too often concerned most with making the high dollar sale rather than making sure that you get the RV that most fits both your needs and your budget. Of course, that is not always the case and some dealers are very customer oriented, but all too often they are only interested in making the sale at any cost.That means that you have to take steps to protect yourself and keep your mind focused on what is best for your needs after the sale is made, and one of the best ways to do that is to have as much of the decision making process on auto-pilot before you ever even step onto a dealer's lot. How can you do that?.Well, advance preparation is one of the best ways to get where you want to go without letting your emotions take over.

Emotions can cloud our thinking very easily, especially when we see that beautiful motorhome that has all the bells and whistles, and we think about how good we would look driving that expensive rig. Before you know it we are trying to rationalize buying that expensive RV that we really can't afford in any way that we can, and often we find a way to do just that. But once the sale is made, buyer's remorse can set in very quickly when we realize that now we have to live with a poor buying decision from then on.So to avoid that, try to bring ration and reasonableness to the decision making process as much as possible. Do your homework in advance and determine exactly how much motorhome your monthly budget will allow you to afford to buy, and then arrange your financing on your own so you will know what your target price range is before you begin shopping. Once you have that figure make a deal with yourself that you will not violate that figure no matter what.

In fact, confine your research only to those motorhomes that fit within that price range.Once you have selected the models that interest you, now you can visit the dealer to get familiar with them. Here is where your best laid plans can go awry though, so stick to your guns and refuse to allow the salesperson to show you more expensive motorhomes or try to to upgrade your choices to include more expensive options than you have already decided can fit within your budget. Also, avoid their financing arrangements as this is where they often make most of their money on closing the sale.If you have done your homework and know what you want, and know how much you are willing to pay, and then stick to that predetermined figure in mind, you can most likely make a motorhome purchase that you can feel good about for many years to come.


Jim Johnson writes on many consumer related topics including motorhomes. You can find out more about motorhome loans and motorhome financing by visiting our Motorhomes Review website.

By: Jim Johnson

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