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RV Lifestyle Blog

Try an RV Auction to find RVs for Sale

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Aug 05, 2016 @ 08:08 AM

Many people dream about buying a better RV than what they currently own, but the cost is often enough to dash that dream. If this describes your situation, have you considered trying your luck at an RV auction? While the thought of bidding on vehicles may seem intimidating, many people find RV auctions to be fun. And, more importantly, you may save 50% or more on your RV purchase.

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Tags: RV Buying and Selling

How to Finance your RV Purchase

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 @ 07:10 AM

It’s a beauty! You know that purchasing this RV will fulfill a goal that you’ve waited for long enough. For most of us, paying cash for a home on wheels may not be feasible or even the best financial decision. Withdrawing money out of an investment portfolio may result in early-withdrawal penalties or capital gains taxes that exceed the interest you would pay on the loan, not to mention diminishing the value of your investment portfolio. And, with good credit and reasonable interest rates, you may be able to afford to spend more than you could with a cash purchase.

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Tags: Full-Time RVing, RV Buying and Selling

Consider These Issues Before Purchasing Your First RV

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Before you take that giant leap into RV ownership, your fellow RV enthusiasts recommend that you take some time to carefully consider a few important issues. The RV lifestyle allows freedom to travel far and wide, to big cities, small towns, and the rugged wilderness.

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Tags: RV Buying and Selling

Tread Carefully When Buying an RV

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

If you’ve made the decision to purchase an RV, be sure your enthusiasm for the open road doesn’t cloud your judgment. There are several issues that you should be aware of before you sign on the dotted line. In this article, we will go through some of the most common concerns that make the difference between a great deal and an expensive mistake.

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Tags: RV Buying and Selling

Vintage Travel Trailer Appraisals

Posted by Bill Tuttle on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 @ 09:12 AM


When trying to determine what a  fair price for an RV would be, the first thing that comes to mind is a retail sale price guide like the Kelly Blue Book. There is a NADA guide that provides suggested list price, low retail price, and average retail price for RVs and the more details you can provide, the more accurate the pricing information will be. There’s just one problem. It only provides information for RVs that are 1990 or newer. Any RV that is truly vintage will not be listed.

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Tags: RV Buying and Selling