Renting vs. Buying An RV

Now that summer is almost here, you’re likely starting to plan your upcoming camping trips. Why not try a new experience this time, one that doesn’t involve setting up a flimsy tent in the woods? Recreational vehicles have been making family camping trips so much better for decades now and if you’re not on the RV bandwagon, you should be!


But do you want to rent or buy an RV? Some people will have a hard opinion on one option, but we think it’s best if you consider both and figure out what works best for you and your family. RV Station Colbert is your Oklahoma camper headquarters.


To help you decide whether you should rent or buy an RV for your next trip, we’ve drawn up this list of the pros and cons of each option. Don’t hesitate to bring our experienced staff all your recreational vehicle inquiries!


Benefits of Renting

Lower Cost

If you were only planning to take one or two camping trips this summer, then you may want to consider renting an RV for them. Knowing in advance that you simply won’t have time to spend several weeks in a purchased RV is important as it makes renting the more appealing option.


No Storage Or Maintenance Concerns

A major part of owning a recreational vehicle, as with any vehicle, is figuring out where you’ll store it. With a rental, you never have to concern yourself with that issue. Just take it back to the dealership when you’re done! As for maintenance, this can also be pretty spendy over time, but with a rental, you don’t need to worry about attending to slide-outs or inspecting everything closely.


Testing Things Out

If you’re brand-new to the idea of a recreational vehicle, renting is a great way to test out RV life without making a huge commitment! Try a weekend trip or even a week-long adventure in a rented camper to determine whether you and your family will really enjoy becoming RV owners. If not, then no harm was done and you still had a great unique camping experience with all the comforts of home close at hand.


Benefits Of Buying

More Options

With renting, you’ll have to take what’s available at the lot. But when you buy your own RV, you have a whole world of choices opened up to you suddenly. You can consider the pros and cons of dozens of models and figure out exactly what features you do and don’t want in a rig.


Flexibility & Customization Possibilities

Owning your own RV means you get to dictate when you go and how long you’ll be gone for. With a rental, you’re limited to whatever terms you’ve agreed to and you’ll need to reserve it well in advance, which locks your plans firmly into place. For more spontaneous families, this might feel like a drag. Having an RV at the ready can be a much more appealing option in this case.


You also get to make your RV your own, by which we mean customization. You can’t alter anything about a rental, but once you buy a rig, you’re free to paint the interior, upgrade appliances and decorate it however you please. Many families love the opportunity to make their RV into their home away from home, so renting simply isn’t going to cut it when they want a permanent rig they can call theirs.


Ready to check out your options when it comes to campers? Visit our Colbert, OK, dealership to see what we’ve got available. RV Station Colbert additionally serves the Texas cities of Sherman, McKinney and Gainesville.


This information is for educational purposes. VIARV shall not be responsible nor retain liability for RVer’s use of the provided information. Prior to making any RV service decision, you are advised to consult with an RV professional.

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