Are you interested in buying a recreational vehicle (RV), but you don’t want to spend a fortune? A great option is a foreclosed RV, which is an RV that has been repossessed by the creditor after the buyer failed to make their payments. In order to recoup their losses, the creditors sell these vehicles at a discounted rate. Their loss is your gain. The price of the repo depends on a number of factors, but some people are able to purchase a good quality RV for half the retail price.
To ensure you are getting a good RV at a good price, it’s important to do your research, know what you are buying and know who you are buying from. Once you walk away with a repo, it’s yours, so you want to know what you’re taking home.
Below are some helpful tips for picking out a great RV. To browse the inventory of recreational vehicles from creditors in your state, visit RepoFinder.com.
Buy Direct from a Lender
If you do a quick search of repo RVs, you’ll come across dozens of listings. Be careful, as the majority probably aren’t real repos. Instead, they are dealerships disguising themselves as repo auctions to sell used and new RVs.
In other cases, the dealerships acquire repo RV inventory and provide repairs on them. However, they add their markup, so you’re not paying any less than you would for another used vehicle. Your best bet is to go directly to the source – creditors, banks and lenders in your area. RepoFinder.com has everything sorted by state.
Identify a Good Deal
It’s exciting to be buying a new RV for your road trips and excursions, but don’t let this override a rational decision. Just because you see a decent looking RV at a good price doesn’t mean it’s worth it. Here are a few ways to identify a good value.
- Pick the right seller
- Research the RV market
- Find out the fair market value
- Inspect the RV
- Place your bid
Considerations to Make
Repo RVs can be a great buy, but you do have to keep a few things in mind. For instance, if you’re in a time crunch, we do not recommend buying a repossessed RV. Finding a good RV takes time, and you have to be prepared to do your research, inspect the vehicles and place a bid (that you may or may not win).
Second, you should always inspect the RV. It’s likely that you’ll find one that isn’t nearby, so you’ll need to drive out to that location and decide if you want to place a bid. If you don’t know a lot about RVs, you’ll have to pay to have it inspected and possibly delivered to your home.
Lastly, anticipate some maintenance or repair costs. While you can find repo RVs in great shape, many have not been taken care of by their owners. Be sure that you have enough room in your budget to pay for these repairs. If the RV is newer, find out if it still has its warranty. This can give you some added peace of mind.
If you’re looking for a repo RV from a reputable creditor, check out RepoFinder.com. Inventory changes frequently, so be patient and check back often!