11 things you should always look for when buying an RV
Wildflowers bloom as an RV travels along the road near Badwater Basin in Death Valley, California.
Americans bought nearly half a million recreational vehicles in 2018, with the industry bringing in more than $20 billion in revenue.
Just as with buying a car, there are plenty of factors to consider - from price, to model, to condition - in order to make sure you're getting your money's worth.
We consulted industry experts to find out the biggest red flags to watch for, and everything else you should have in mind when purchasing an RV:
First, know what type of RV you're in the market for
Know what the RV is worth
Do a close inspection of the RV
Check the tires
Know the RV's history
Take it for a test drive
Finally, beware of scams …
… and don't forget insurance