The Benefits of Buying An Ex-Rental Motorhome 

Choosing the right motorhome is important, and it all comes down to what’s going to give you the best deal!  

Buying a motorhome new or used is a question which continues to split the motorhome community. There’s value in both, so it’s important to do your research and make sure you know exactly what to expect when buying a motorhome.  

Whether you’re hoping to get away as soon as possible, or whether you’re planning a trip in the distant future, there are some important things to consider when buying your motorhome. Like, do you want something that no one has ever lived in before, or are you keen to breathe new life into the space and make it your own? Also, just how important are resale value and depreciation?   

Read on for more tips on buying an ex-rental motorhome in Australia.  

Things To Look Out For When Buying A New Motorhome


Benefits Of Buying A Used Motorhome  

Great Deals And Expert Advice  

The biggest and most obvious benefit of buying an ex-rental motorhome is that you’re going to get the best deal on the market for a well-cared for motorhome that is reliable on the road. On the contrary, if you’re buying a motorhome straight from the shop floor you’re going to be spending thousands of dollars more for a motorhome that could be hiding some unwanted quirks – unfortunately new doesn’t guarantee quality.   

Road Ready And Good To Go  

The used motorhomes for sale at Cruisin’ RV Sales have been well-taken care of and are maintained to a high standard. You’ll get the quality that you paid for, and you won’t experience that “new motorhome funk” period either because any manufacturing issues have already been fixed and taken care of. When buying a new motorhome, it can be some months before it’s ready to go on a big holiday. 

Here’s a tip: You’re in especially good hands with Cruisin’ RV Sales because you’re buying chassis built by Fiat with bodies built by Avida! These manufacturers will do everything they can to help you out.  

Upgrades You Might Not Find On New Motorhomes  

Many of our ex-rental motorhomes have quality upgrades that will enhance the holiday experience. The benefit for you is that you get a fully kitted out motorhome for a lower cost!   

All of our motorhomes are designed intentionally based on what we know travellers value most, so you can rest assured that you’ll be purchasing something that’s going to satisfy a range of needs. When buying a new motorhome, especially if you’re new to motorhome travel, you might find yourself with something that is gorgeous but not at all functional.  

History Of High-Quality Care  

At Cruisin’ RV Sales we pride ourselves on maintaining motorhomes with high-quality servicing. We’re confident that we have provided the best care possible to our ex-rental motorhomes. For you as the buyer, this means that you might find yourself looking at a motorhome that feels brand new!  

Again, when it comes to being road ready, an ex-rental motorhome from Cruisin’ RV Sales is the best bet. 


Things To Look Out For When Buying A Used Motorhome

Things To Look Out For When Buying A Used Motorhome  

  • Visit the dealership and check the motorhome out for yourself (feel free to ask any questions)  
  • Ask about the history of the motorhome   
  • Choose a trusted used motorhome dealer instead of a private seller (you can’t guarantee the quality of a private sale and you might get caught by a bad deal)  
  • Make sure you’re buying a motorhome that suits your needs and lifestyle  
  • Research what layouts, customisations, and technical specifications you want 
  • Try it before you buy it   

So, Should You Buy A New Or Ex-Rental Motorhome?  

Travellers with limited motorhome experience tend to buy them fresh from the manufacturer, mostly because they value the warranty and the peace of mind it brings with it. The downside is that they’ll likely spend a lot of time sorting out the manufacturing kinks before they can experience a truly seamless holiday – and, if they decide the van life isn’t the life for them after all, they’ll potentially lose thousands in depreciation and be left with a bitter taste in their mouths.   

In our honest opinion, choosing to buy an ex-rental will outweigh the benefits of buying a new motorhome. At Cruisin’ RV Sales we stand by the quality of our ex-rental motorhomes, we know how well they’ve been cared for, so we’re sure your used motorhome will be your reliable travel companion for years to come.   

Ultimately the decision comes down to your own personal preference. So, make sure you’ve done your research, know what you’re after, and have explored all your options.    

If you need a little more convincing, or if you’re still deciding what motorhome you want to buy, go ahead and organise a motorhome rental by calling our friendly reservations team on 1300 664 485 or check out our Cruisin’ Motorhomes and GoCheap Campervans vehicle pages to see what motorhomes are available to hire at our branches. Don’t forget to take advantage of our Try Before You Buy deal if you have your eye on one of the ex-rental motorhomes for sale at Cruisin’ RV Sales!  

Or, if you’re enthusiastic and ready to invest in a motorhome of your very own, check out the used campervans and motorhomes for sale on our website. If you don’t see the type of vehicle you’re interested in, go ahead and submit an enquiry form so that we can contact you as soon as something is available.