There are a number of ways and a number of places you can buy a used motorhome. So we’ve put together a pros and cons list to get you thinking.

Buying from a show

Shows and motorhome exhibitions up and down the UK are always are great way to see a wide range of motorhomes. You’ll be able to see the newest designs and layouts on all of the latest motorhomes. However this usually more often than not is new motorhomes which means various dealers with battle it out during the day for the sales meaning they can get quite pushy. Especially if your after a used motorhome you don’t want to be forced into something you may not want.

Again just remember that these dealers will come from all over the UK and you don’t want to end up buying a motorhome just to drive it halfway across the country every time you need a service. Make sure you consider all the costs involved including most importantly your time before commuting to a purchase from a distant dealer.

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Buying Online

There are lots of ways to purchase used motorhomes online. Main sites such as Auto Trader and auction sites such as Ebay being the main two which can offer some undoubtedly good value. But you do need to be careful again. Always make sure the person selling the motorhome really owns it and be wary of parting with any money at all until you actually have possession of the motorhome.

To be safe there are lots of checking services available these days for those buying all vehicles not just motorhomes. These sites allow you to check whether there’s any outstanding credit due on the vehicle, whether its been classed as an insurance write-off and lots of other important details.

Buying Online

Buying from a motorhome magazine

There are many magazines available each month and each one will have a classified advert section for. Used motorhomes in these types of magazines can sometimes be a great bargain however again just remember this is something you are likely to be using for lots of holidays so make sure you hpi check first to always make sure you’re getting what you expect.

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Buying from a dealer

This is by far one of the best ways to get your first motorhome by buying from a reputable dealer at a fair price with a good service. The question is, how do you find a good dealer and not a bad one? Well, in reality, bad dealers don’t last very long at all. If there is any negative press whatsoever online from numerous people this tends to be enough to scare potential buyers away. Remember to do your research on the dealer before you purchase to make sure. Usually finding ones that come recommended by friends or family is the best way and its always good if you buy from a local dealer. The reason why is purely because when your motorhome needs regularly servicing you don’t want to going out of your way just to service your motorhome. The closer the better. With this being the case, why not check out our range of (barely) used motorhomes – we retire our ‘older’ models after about four years, so they’re barely broken in by the time we replace them.

Motorhome Buying Guide

We have a number of used motorhomes for sale, so make sure you check out our for sale page and get in touch if you want to purchase a quality used motorhome in great condition.