Should You Rent or Buy an RV?

Should You Rent or Buy an RV?

If you are looking to get into RVing and have little to no experience with it, its a common question to ask yourself whether you should rent or buy an RV. Buying an RV can be very overwhelming especially if you don’t know much about them. There’s a ton of research and understanding that goes into the purchase process of an RV. If you have never had any experience RV camping then it may be a great idea to do a weekend away in a rental. It will give you the chance to test the waters and help you decide what works for you! 

RV rentals are also very popular. 35 million people a year rent an RV, and the majority of renters turn into buyers. At Meyer’s RV we have both options for you. You can experience RV camping first hand with our rental fleet or shop our extensive inventory. We understand this can be a difficult decision so we weighed the options out for you!

Some Things To Think About:

When you are looking to buy an RV one factor you need to weigh financially is adding in another monthly payment to your budget. If you don’t think you would RV camp often enough to get your money’s worth, than renting could be the better option. However, before you make that decision take a minute and read through!

The Pro’s To Buying Your Own RV:

  • Once your trip is over, you don’t have to give it back.
  • You would pay less monthly than you would renting on multiple occasions.
  • You can shop around and find the perfect type, layout and payment that works for you.
  • You can customize your home on wheels however you want.
  • The limit of travel with your RV is endless – you can book as many trips as you want – no restrictions!

Pro’s To Renting An RV:

  • You don’t have a long term commitment.
  • Don’t have to worry about RV maintenance.
  •  You do not need to do a ton of research.
  • You can try it once and decide its not for you.

Find Out What Fits You:

If you are in the market to buy an RV, one of the first things to think about is what RV type works best for you. If you haven’t been around RVs most your life you may not know what you do or don’t need. RV’s have a ton of unique options to them that are necessities to some and not to others. Trying out a rental first, can give you some perspective on what you may or may not want.

First time renting an RV, allows you to also get some practice handling an RV. Our RV fleet comes in all lengths of both trailers and motorhomes. You get a chance to drive/tow an RV, back into a campground, hook up water tanks and emptying them and even getting comfortable living in one. All these factors will weigh into deciding what type of RV, floorplan and features best fit your lifestyle. Understanding how an RV works is crucial! RV maintenance is a constant task you need to keep up on to increase the longevity of your camper.

So should you rent or buy? Its always a good idea for an inexperienced RVer to rent for their first time, this way they can test out the whole experience. After that, if RVing is for you then looking into getting your own camper may be the best option! However, everyone has their own preference.

Check Out Our Rental Fleet!

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