RV Buying Tips From Texas DMV

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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles published a 5-page PDF with tips on how to buy a recreational vehicle (RV).  That resource can be found here:  https://www.txdmv.gov/sites/default/files/body-files/SmartBuyer_SmartRV.pdf

Here is just the first part of that resource:

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Smart Buyer Series
Recreational Vehicles

Smart Buyer – Tips for Buying a Recreational Vehicle


Many Texans enjoy traveling the open highways to take advantage of the many natural wonders and outdoor activities the state and this country have to offer. Those who like to engage in these activ0ities will often purchase a recreational vehicle, also known simply as an “RV.” RVs are commonly of two types — motor homes or coaches and towable recreational vehicles (TRVs), also known as “travel trailers.” RV manufacturers and dealers offer a wide variety products and features with prices ranging from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tips for Purchasing a Recreational Vehicle

When considering the purchase of a recreational vehicle:

Research the recreational vehicles (RVs) available in your price range

Rent the RV model you are interested to try it out

List desired features and options for your purchase

Determine the total cost of your purchase

Find an appropriate loan to finance your purchase

Find a reputable dealership

Inspect the RV carefully before buying

Negotiate the price and get all terms in writing

Understand the warranty

Sign the sales contract and retain a copy

Be certain the RV is fully covered by insurance

You will also want to familiarize yourself with the types of RVs available, and take note of additional considerations for RV ownership and use.



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