Useful Things to Think About Before Buying An RV

by Michael Hamrac, MBA, MRP, GRI 05/28/2019

A recreational vehicle, which many prefer to call a 'house on the wheel' has been a dream for a lot of adventurers over the years. It is mainly for people who love to go on an adventure, camp, travel, etc. It is the ideal vehicle for shelter, fun, and entertainment. The advantages of having an RV are numerous.Follow this guide if you’re looking to buy an RV

1. Use of the vehicle

How do you intend to use this vehicle? Is it on road trips only? Will you be living on the road for months? Do you plan to boondock? Ask yourself these questions to know if the RV will suit your needs, especially in terms of the size, type, and amenities that come with it. If you plan to live inside the RV with your family, then go for one with more space and more facilities.

2. Do your homework

You need to do your homework by doing extensive research about what you plan to do with the vehicle and the general idea of what you like in an RV, in terms of size, design, brand, and features. There are many brands available, and their websites are always online. Look around and make inquiries. If you don’t know much about vehicles, joining popular forums and seeking for help could be a good option.

3. New or fairly used

Unless money isn’t your problem, an RV is a huge purchase. Can you afford to buy a brand-new RV or a used one? If you’re going for a used RV, It is best to buy from someone you know. Whenever there is an issue, there will always be someone to help you.

4. Expenses to consider

You need to know that buying an RV isn’t the end. There are some expenses which you will also need to handle such as comprehensive insurance coverage, gas, propane, and fuel, access to cable and internet, maintenance and repair cost, etc.

Buying an RV is one of those things any fun lover, adventurer, or traveler would love to do. It gives you the chance to carry your home with you anywhere in the country for as long as there is road access. So, when buying an RV, don’t be in haste. Explore discounts, negotiate properly and you will carry your new home, home. Look for a local RV dealer to do a test drive and inspection today.

About the Author
Author

Michael Hamrac, MBA, MRP, GRI

Michael Hamrac, MBA, CMR, MRP, GRI, Army Veteran, is a prominent Tampa REALTOR® and strategic leader who combines his skills of real estate with a diversified business background to deliver the highest level of client satisfaction. Prior to full time real estate sales, Michael sharpened his skill for contract negotiation while developing international business relationships for a major Central Florida healthcare organization. His professional career was dedicated to negotiating strategic business affiliations with major hospitals, physician groups, and health insurance companies throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Michael also developed and managed private real estate investments.

A seasoned real estate professional with over 12 years experience, Michael is results oriented, efficient, and quality focused while ensuring customer service remains a top priority. Michael, among many accomplishments, is an Orlando Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 award winner, Keller Williams Silver Award winner, and AmeriVet Top Producer.

Grounded with the core values obtained during his military service, Michael works hard to create a positive environment that fosters teamwork and organizational achievement. As an MRP, Military Relocation Professional, and former Army Infantry Squad Leader, Michael understands military relocation procedures and how they impact our service member's and veteran's relocation and housing choices. He will help in finding the housing solutions that best suit service member needs while facilitating awareness of available VA benefits and support.

Education:

MBA, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

BS, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

CMR, Certified Military Relocator

MRP, Military Relocation Professional Certification, Tampa, Florida

GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute, Tampa, Florida

Expertise:

Home and Property Listing Services, Existing Home Sales, New Construction Home Sales, Income Properties, Luxury Home Sales, Military Relocation Professional, Short Sales, Condos, Townhomes, Vacant Land, and Foreclosures. 

Professional Associations:

National Association of Realtors

Florida Association of Realtors

Greater Tampa Association of Realtors