Everyone loves taking a holiday, whether it’s a short weekend away or a trip spanning many weeks or months. When you’ve spent the rest of the year working tirelessly, we all deserve a break. When it comes to taking a holiday, one option that has always been popular is that of a motorhome holiday. One of the main reasons motorhomes have been consistently popular for so long is the unique sense of freedom owning one gives you.
Normally, if you want to take a holiday you will have to spend a lot of time and effort researching and booking your trip. You might end up spending days trawling flight and hotel websites, trying to find the best possible deal for your money. Then, even once you’ve made your booking, there is the possibility of delays or cancellations.
With a motorhome, on the other hand, if you want to take a trip, all you need to do is pack your bags and set off. You can go where you want, when you want, for as long as you want – or as long as your time off from work will allow!
While motorhome ownership brings with it a wide range of different benefits, many people are put off the idea due to the investment involved – buying a new motorhome can sometimes be quite expensive. However, the price of a new motorhome shouldn’t deter you from your motorhome dreams. Instead, buying a used motorhome can be a much more attractive option.
If you’re looking to buy a used motorhome and don’t know where to begin, make sure you ask the following questions before coming to a decision.
What is my budget?
This question applies to any major investment, not just buying a used motorhome. If you’re going to make a large purchase, you need to decide how much money you can afford to spend. By setting out a realistic budget you will make the shopping experience much easier, as you will instantly narrow down your options.
What kind of motorhome am I looking for?
By deciding how much money you can realistically afford to spend on your used motorhome, you will have already narrowed your list of options down slightly. However, there are still a wide variety of different types of motorhomes on the market, designed to meet different people’s specific needs. Take some time to weigh up the different options and features available and decide which ones are most important to you – do you want something big enough to fit the entire family in, or would you prefer something smaller and quicker? Are you willing to pay more for added luxury and comfort, or are you happy to just have a simple interior? All of these questions will further help narrow down your search.
Can I take it for a test drive?
When you’re shopping for a used motorhome, you should approach sellers like you would if you were buying a used car. Ask if you can arrange to take the motorhome for a test drive so you can check how the vehicle runs – include some steep hills, motorways or dual carriageways and some inner city driving. You want to make sure that the vehicle you eventually buy will be able to handle whatever driving conditions you throw at it.
What history does the motorhome have?
Again, just like when you’re buying a used car, when you’re shopping for a used motorhome it is important to find out as much as possible about the vehicle’s history. You want to know things like how old it is, how many miles it has done, whether it has been in any accidents, when it was last serviced and whether any of the parts have recently been replaced.
Does the vehicle come with a warranty?
As with any used vehicle, a used motorhome probably won’t be covered by the manufacturer’s original warranty. However, private sellers will often offer their own warranty. At Premier Motorhomes Ltd, you can have a warranty of at least 12 months on all of the used motorhomes we sell.