My plan is to buy a used RV, and my budget is 25,000 cash, max. But if I could find a less expensive one (with a slideout), that is in good shape, I'd like that. I want a Class A RV; I plan to LIVE in it, parking it in my own back yard while I rent out my house, and take few short trips of no longer than a hundred and fifty miles one way)
I've spent a few days looking at RV lots, of which there are plenty here in Tacoma, Wa, and outlying areas, which have RVs which fall in my price range. Trouble is, I have no idea which ones are better than others. Here are some of my questions. (BTW, I plan to LIVE in it, parking it in my own back yard while I rent out my house, and take only short trips of no longer than a hundred and fifty miles one way)
Is there such a thing as professional buyers who know all the ins and outs whom I can hire to buy me an RV to my specifications?
If so, what might such a person charge?
Can anyone recommend such a person in the Tacoma/Seattle area?
How much should an inspection cost?
There's a book for sale for around 27 dollars that can be downloaded, which claims to help buy an RV. Anyone know if it's a good idea to buy it?
How does one learn what the "going rate" for a certain model and years is?
Can one get a decent deal at an RV lot? Or is the best plan to buy from the private market?
Well, that's all the questions I can think of now. I'd really appreciate some perspective from you more experienced RVers!