You’ve heard about how important it is to support local businesses, but have you thought about making larger investments from local companies as well? Check out some of the many benefits there are to buying your next RV locally.
No snap decisions
Buying an RV, new or used, is a big investment and shouldn’t be taken lightly, which is why it’s so important to give yourself time to consider all your options and make the right decision. When you buy your RV from a local dealer, you can come back whenever you want to look at new models or the same models you’ve been considering. Shopping locally ensures that you don’t have to make any snap decisions. It gives you the time and space you need to make a smart choice without feeling pressured into anything.
Support the local economy
You’ve heard that shopping from local markets supports the local economy and the budding businesses in your area. The same is true for big purchases, like an RV. When you buy your RV from a local dealership, you’re buying from a company that supports the local economy. In our case, you’re buying from a family-owned business that’s been a pillar of the community since 1969.
No transportation costs
Most of the RV manufacturers are in Indiana, so when you live elsewhere, and you purchase your RV directly from a manufacturer, you often have to pay transportation costs, and hundreds of miles can be added to your vehicle. Whether someone drives or tows your RV to you, it will cost you one way or another – in miles or money. When you purchase your RV from a local dealer, what you see is what you get. The miles on that vehicle will only change slightly on the way from the dealership to your house before you go on your next great adventure!
Buy from people you trust
In smaller communities with RV dealerships, you’ll more than likely know the person you’re buying from, whether personally or by association. Because your kids go to the same school, you’re in the same book club, or you have mutual friends, you can feel more confident that you aren’t being swindled or taken advantage of. An RV is a significant investment, so don’t settle for unfriendly sales associates and pushy managers – buy from someone you know and trust.
You’re not alone
When you buy an RV from a local dealer, maybe someone you’ve known for a long time, you don’t have to make the final decision by yourself. The people who are helping you have your best interests at heart and aren’t thinking about how much money they can make off you. Of course, they still have a business to run, but because they are on this journey with you, you can be more confident they won’t sell you a subpar vehicle. You’ll be able to ask their opinions about RVs and, more than likely, you’ll get honest answers in return.
And even if you don’t find an RV you’re in love with, these local dealerships are with you through the process. You may feel comfortable asking them to call you when they get new inventory or receive a new RV they think you’ll like. Shopping locally for your RV is like having a whole team on the lookout for the perfect RV.
Consider shopping locally the next time you’re in the market for a new motorhome or travel trailer.