Buying an RV: Off-the-Lot or Online Shopping?

Are you planning to buy a new RV for your family this year? Buying an RV opens the doors for incredible adventures that you’ll never forget. When choosing the right RV for your family, there are many factors to consider, including whether or not it’s best to buy an RV off the lot or place an order with customized options. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but we’ll walk you through some of the pros and cons of buy-it-now RVs vs. on-order RVs so that you can make the best decision for your family. 

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Buying Off the Lot

Whether or not you’re planning to buy your RV off the lot, as an RV owner, I recommend visiting your local dealers and getting a feel for the RVs on the lot. When you visit a lot, the dealer can easily answer questions and show you around various models. It’s a great way to get a feel for the RV you’re looking at purchasing. Below are the pros and cons of buying your RV straight off the lot.




Online RV Purchases

Especially this year, ordering your RV online is easy.  When buying our RV, this was the method we chose after weighing the pros and cons of both options.  Additionally, because of the pandemic, we felt that this was a safer option for our family.

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This year, the RV industry is hotter than ever, which means more and more dealers are offering improved online shopping experiences as their lots are turning over almost weekly.  If you’re buying an RV for your family vacations for years to come, talk to your local dealer about the features and amenities you need, or shop online at RVingPlanet and find an RV for sale near you!