Tips On Buying a Used Motorhome

Tips On Buying a Used Motorhome

by Scottish Tourer August 01, 2011

When considering purchasing a used motorhome, Consider a rental or hire first this lets you try before you buy, Many Rental / hire companies sell their fleet every year such as Scottish Tourer Motorhome hire in Perth Scotland, These companies have very well cared for motorhome which have been maintained to the hilt, as these motorhomes for hire or rental customers they need to be kept in tip top condition,

These Motorhomes are normally available with around 14000 miles and are around £10000 less than the new price so this is well worth considering, Also Scottish Tourer will allow you to have a free trial before you buy one on there hire / rental motorhomes. You will also fine that the hire / rental companies motorhome are fully fitted with many extras. there are several types that can be bought at either local dealers who have physical locations or from online sites. It’s important to think carefully before investing in one these Motorhomes or Campervans.

Comparison Shop

It’s essential to comparison shop to several dealers either in person or on the Internet. People should look at prices, sales, features, warranties, and the overall condition both inside and out of the specific used motorhome they’re interested in buying. Many dealer lots will have a vast array of used motorhomes for sale and the selection can sometimes be overwhelming. But with enough time spent comparison shopping, the search can be very successful ensuring a person obtains exactly what they want at the right price.

Class A

Class A motorhomes are the largest and most expensive. They look like commercial buses in appearance and they often have the widest variety of amenities including air conditioning, color TVs, DVD players, and custom kitchens and living rooms. These can be found on the bigger used motor home lots in many geographical areas. They can be the most challenging to drive since they’re so long and wide. Choice should be made based on the desire for a larger size.

A Class motorhome

Class B

These used motorhomes resemble vans. They have short, curved hods and rounded backs. They can also be well equipped with many excellent convenience features such as microwave ovens and large, comfortable beds. They cost on the lower end of the scale of used motor homes and are quite easy to drive on most any road.

Class C

Class C used look like utility vehicles. And these tend to be the type used by motorhome hire and rental companies.  They have a large, wedge shaped hood and are quite tall, long and wide, much bigger than Class B homes. The owners are able to sleep in beds that are positioned above the driver’s cabin. These quarters can be tight so are best reserved for children and teenagers rather than adults. But these used motor homes can be a wise investment as they’re very durable and are built with heavy-duty parts.


Scottish tourers Arran C Class motorhome

Fifth Wheels

Fifth wheels are motor homes that are positioned into the back of pickup trucks for traveling to and from different locations. They don’t have a self propelled engine like the other types and so are cheaper than other classes of used motorhomes. They can be appealing if people don’t want to have to steer and maneuver the actual motorhome itself. Prices are excellent with these models.

Pop Ups

Used pop ups are a type of small motorhome without any engine. They’re also meant to be towed by either a truck, van or large car. They’re commonly sold by dealers as well as by online sites and are usually used by families to go camping, fishing or hunting, as they’re often set up in the woods or on dirt trails to be slept in overnight. They’re very inexpensive and are the cheapest of any used motorhomes that can be purchased.
The shapes and sizes of motohomes can be mind boggling.

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