“Never buy a new RV!” “Don’t you wish you had bought used?” “I bet you learned your lesson, didn’t you?” Those are some of the things we hear when we tell people we bought a new RV. Buying a new vs used RV has to be one of the most debated questions in the RV community. We’re going to discuss some of the pros and cons of each in this post.

New vs Used RV

This video discusses the pros and cons of buying a new vs used RV. The bullet points will also be included in the rest of the post for reference.

New RV Pros & Cons

– Pros: manufacturer’s warranty, no previous owner, get the exact RV you want
– Cons: premium price, high depreciation, work out kinks/issues, higher insurance

Used RV Pros & Cons

– Pros: lower price, lower insurance, less depreciation, kinks/issues worked out, option for private sale
– Cons: previous owner(s), higher potential for hidden issues, limited selection

Why We Bought a New RV

We shopped for over a year before we decided on our first RV. Finding the right one for us made all the difference in our decision to purchase new. If you’d like to learn more about our decision process, read Why We Bought a Newmar Bay Star.

We also hosted a live stream to answer viewer questions about shopping for an buying an RV.