Ramblings of a Techno-Viking

RV shopping checklist

When shopping for an RV, it's hard to remember all the things to look at without a list. So I created such a list, making sure to include what is important to me. It will evolve as I get more experience looking. I also recommend taking a camera, tape measure, and a notebook along when looking at a RV, so you can do a comparison later.

Here is the open-office version of my checklist so you can customize it, or if you just want to see the pdf version it's here. Creative Commons License
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Since I've never purchased a used vehicle (both of my cars were purchased new), the price negotiation phase is not something I can give advice on.

So far I've only used this checklist once. The RV in question has plenty of minor issues, and is an entry level one that also has some design issues, but it is cheap. It did get me thinking about how to rearrange the bedroom for me. (It has the typical "walk around" RV queen bed, something I understand why other people like, but it is very space inefficient for a single person.) There is a chance I'll be back to this one.

There is an RV show in Pomona starting in a few days. Admission is only $1 Monday-Thursday, but parking is $9. I'm not expecting much in my price range there, but I plan on going one day to look and see what accessories are available.