Buying & Selling

Tips for Buying a Used Motorhome


A motorhome can be a great way to get away from your normal routine, and have the ability to go whenever you please. However, when buying a used motorhome, you have to ensure that you are inspecting a high quality vehicle. After all, this motorhome is going to be used by you for several years, thus you want to make sure that such a large investment is going to be worthwhile.

For those who are buying a used motorhome, here are some tips for what you need to be looking for when examining these motorhomes:

  1. Does the motorhome still have bright and crisp colours? If so, then chances are it was taken care of by the previous owners.
  2. How is the interior of the motorhome? You want an interior that is in good shape as this shows that the previous owners did their best to take care of the motorhome.
  3. Inspect the framing of the motorhome. You want to ensure that this is still black. If there are a few spots of rust, this is still okay. What you do not want to see is a frame that is completely coated in rust, as this shows that the motorhome has been kept in conditions that were not favourable.
  4. Start the motorhome and notice if there is any blue smoke that comes out of the exhaust. If this does not happen, then you are good to go. For those who find that this does happen, it could mean that there is a sign that the rubber gaskets have hardened. This is often a sign that this motorhome has not been used that much.
  5. Look for any leaks under the motorhome. If there is a leak that is red in colour, this indicates that the transmission is leaking. When leaks are found, this could mean that you are looking at an investment that is going to need a lot of repair to be completely safe for you to take on adventures.
  6. Look at more than one motorhome so that you have more than one choice when it comes to the motorhome that you are going to buy. The more options you have, the better choice you are likely to make.

For those who are shopping around for a motorhome, Sydney RV Group has a huge selection of motorhomes and caravans that a consumer can choose from.

Joe Lee
Hi, My name is Joe Lee and I am the founder of My purpose of creating this blog is to spread the knowledge of auto with others.

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