When you buy a travel trailer for sale by owner, you have to be careful. If you are a lazy buyer and just take things for granted, you could end up buying a travel trailer that is not worth the money you spent. When I was buying a car one time, I showed up after dark and did not see the oil spots that were left in the road by the truck I was buying. In the dark it looked great, but the reality was that it leaked a lot of oil. I ended up owning this truck for two years and near the end of that time, I was adding almost 1 quart of oil to the truck every day to keep it running. I ended up selling it for a lot less money than I paid for because it had a pretty bad engine. I lost about $2000 when I sold it because I couldn’t get as much from it knowing that the engine had to be replaced.
When you look at travel trailers, you need to be careful and make sure to inspect them. Ensure that the generator works or that the batteries are in good condition. Also make sure that the tires are going to last you for a few months. There should be a guarantee that there are no leaks in the travel trailer itself. If you did not spend time to inspect your trailer, your chances of finding one that is not in good condition is much higher.
The same rules apply to buying travel trailers and RVs for sale by owner. It is also applicable to buying them from a dealership. Before you spend a lot of money on a used RV, make sure that you know exactly what you are buying. Make sure that if you buy something that isn’t working right, you get a good discount. When you take the time to inspect, you’ll have less to regret later on.