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  • Published on Mar 15, 2019
    Tips To Help You Avoid Buying A Lemon RV

    As a leading provider of new and used RVs across Florida, Florida Outdoors RV understands how challenging it can be to shop for a used RV, travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, and toy hauler. Unless you grew up driving around the country in an RV, or you have a family member that works at a local RV store, shopping for a used RV can be intimidating when you don’t know what to look for. 

    Buying a used RV is a great route to go if you don’t want to shell out $30,000 to $75,000 for the latest and greatest travel trailer model. There are, however, many things you’ll want to look out for to ensure you don’t buy a lemon that needs thousands of dollars in repairs.

    In this blog, we’re going to look at some helpful RV buying tips, so you feel prepared and confident when it comes time to shop for a used RV. Once you know what you’re looking for, make sure to browse our used RVs for sale online. 

    Used RV Buying Tip #1: Always Tour The RV First
    If you see a used RV listing in the local newspaper or at your local RV store that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Before you spend your hard-earned money on a used RV, schedule a tour of the vehicle. If the seller insists on making the transaction without giving you a walkthrough of the RV, you’d probably be better off walking away. 

    Used RV Buying Tip #2: Inspect The Used RV For Mold
    Just because you don’t see visible signs of water damage in an RV doesn’t mean it’s clean and free of mold. RVs that have leaks in them often show signs of water damage in places like the floor or ceiling. As you tour used RVs you’re interested in purchasing, inspect the walls, corners, and ceilings for water stains. You should also look in the bathroom and around fixtures as well. As you walk through the kitchen, open up cabinet drawers and inspect the inside with a flashlight. If you see any signs of mold or mildew, let the RV owner know right away. 

    Used RV Buying Tip #3: Don’t Forget To Look Up
    As we mentioned in the previous tip, it’s important to inspect RV ceilings for signs of water damage and mold. It’s also important to look for signs of bowing or caving in the ceiling. If it looks like the ceiling of an RV is sagging more than it should be, this could be an indication that something is wrong with the roof and it should be inspected.  

    Used Travel Trailers & RVs For Sale In Florida

    If you live near Stuart, Okeechobee, or Sebring, Florida, and you’re looking for a used RV, travel trailer, or fifth wheel trailer, visit Florida Outdoors RV today. We offer some of the best RV and travel trailer brands on the market, and we would love to help you find the RV of your dreams.

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