Where can I buy a motorhome?
List of the best places to buy motorhomes in Australia
Searching for reliable sources to buy a motorhome in Australia can be a daunting process. We always have questions about safety and reliability especially when it is a high value purchase. To put your mind at ease, we’ve put together a list of the best sources to purchase your motorhome in Australia.
New and Used Motorhome Dealerships
If you are looking to buy a new motorhome or campervan in Australia, it is best to go to a manufacturer-dealer. They command a much higher price but you can be assured of the quality and reliability of the motorhome. New motorhome dealers offer attractive financing options too.
Used motorhome dealers are definitely a much better option compared to private sellers and it is easy to get financing through the dealer. But if the used motorhome dealer buys motorhomes from private sellers and resells them, then it will be difficult to obtain accurate vehicle history. Additionally, it is difficult to negotiate the price with a dealer.
Private Motorhome Sellers
You can easily find used motorhomes for sale in Australia on any marketplace such as Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace, Carsales.com or caravancampingsales.com. It is easier to negotiate a price with individual motorhome sellers compared to a dealer and discuss vehicle history. However, it is difficult to ascertain the accuracy of information relating to damages, issues, accident history, warranty, and write offs. In addition to that, private motorhome sales usually don’t qualify for financing.
Ex Rental Motorhome Dealers
Ex rental motorhome dealerships are usually the most reliable and cost effective options to buy a motorhome or campervan in Australia. Most large motorhome rental companies such as Cruisin Motorhome Rentals Australia and GoCheap Campervan Rentals Australia have their own sales division to sell ex rental motorhomes and ex rental campervans.
The advantages of buying ex rental motorhomes are,
- One previous owner only
- Complete vehicle history
- Well maintained by a team of experts and serviced regularly
- Low price since they must sell the current fleet to buy new vehicles
- Warranty provided by the company
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Can negotiate price
- Some offer a try before you buy option (rental)