Motorhome Buyer’s Guide

If you’re thinking of buying your first motorhome then you want to know exactly how to go about it. There are certain key things to consider, such as where to buy, what model to get and where to find insurance.

The guide below should help a great deal.

Where to buy

When buying a motorhome, the main decision you have to make is whether you’ll buy new or used. Obviously a brand new motorhome will cost a lot more than a used one and not everyone can afford this option.

If you do decide to buy used, as many first-time buyers do, then below are some of the most obvious sites to find used motorhomes –

  • eBay
  • AutoTrader
  • Gumtree

If you do buy used, it’s a good idea to take somebody with you who knows about motorhomes, or just vehicles in general, so they know the most important things to check.

Things to consider

Below are some of the most important things to consider when buying a new motorhome.

  • Size – Size is always an extremely important consideration when buying a motorhome.¬†It’s important to think about what’s most important to you – features or space. This is because the more there is of one the less they’ll be of the other.
  • Budget – Your budget is obviously going to play a big role in the type of motorhome you’re able to get. Although you’ll have the option to spread the cost if you buy from a garage, you should think carefully about your finances and consider the long-term running costs as well as the initial cost for the motorhome itself.
  • Layout – Layout is another important consideration when buying a motorhome. The layout can be very different from one motorhome to the next since everybody has different wants and needs. Think about how you plan to use your motorhome and make your decision accordingly.

Getting insurance

Once you have your motorhome, you’ll then need to get it insured for risks such as accidents, theft and vandalism. In order to get the best price for motorhome insurance you’ll want to take any steps you can to make your motorhome secure, including have an alarm, locks and blinds fitted. You should also get quotes from as many providers as you can.

Sites such as Motorhome Insure make it very easy to get motorhome insurance quotes from specialist providers.