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Purchasing Class B RV. First time poster


Hi, everyone,

   My wife and I are considering purchasing a Class B RV (Van Conversion). We're retired, in our mid-60s. First time we've purchased an RV. We're considering getting a used 2006 Pleasure Way Traverse. Here are a couple of questions:

1. What's the best way to determine the real value of the vehicle? The asking price seems steep, but I'm not sure how to determine what's a fair price.

2. Being retired, would you think we should pay cash for the RV, or get it financed?

3. Any tips on Class B RV use?

4. Any owners of a Traverse willing to give their experience with the vehicle? Positives and negatives?

Thanks!



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Not sure what your plans of use are, weekends or fulltime ?
That would be something to consider as to what to purchase.
Price, RV trader is a used RV site, see what similar ones are priced at
Age, maintenance and condition are bigger factors than mileage when purchasing a motorized RV

At 14 years old one would probably need a personal loan w a higher interest rate, I'm not sure.
What we did, of course your situation is yours, financial mileage may vary. Since we were going to live in the motorhome full time and have no other domicile we purchased a 15 year old rig using cash. First we had it inspected by a certified RV inspector.


Not quite sure what you mean with ? # 3


If you are new to RVing, rent one. See how you like it.

There is a lot of information on this web site, explore.
Check out the educational rally info


Best of luck

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Thanks. Yeah, we want to use the Class B for visiting our kids. We live in California, and have kids and grandkids in Oregon, Minnesota and Florida. We also love to take a quick trip to various parts of California (beach, desert, mountains, coastline, etc.), and would love to have the freedom to sleep in our RV at various locations without much pre-planning.

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Welcome! You appear to be on the right track. For some reason Class B rigs are pretty expensive. Remember that the value of something is what a willing buyer is willing to give for it AND a willing seller is willing to take. Check the prices at www.pplmotorhomes.com/ for low end numbers.

Paying cash vs financing is something that you ought to ask your financial advisor. Generally, paying cash for something is cheaper in the long run, but there are times when it makes sense to finance things. Depends on the rate you are getting for your money vs the rate you would have to pay.



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Rent an A, then a B and then a C before you buy.

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