What You Need to Know Before Buying a Camper or RV at a Public Auto Auction

If you’re thinking about bidding on a camper or Recreational Vehicle at a public auto auction, it’s always best if you come armed with a plan. Before the auction date, research information about the particular auction as well as the type of RV you’re considering purchasing.

Doing your homework before you dive into the world of vehicle auctions, will save you headaches down the road – not to mention get you an awesome new addition to your life – such as a Class B campervan, or a Class C motorhome, or a popup camper for half the price (or less) of a brand-new one.

Why Buying an RV at Auction is a Genius Idea

There are actually a good number of reasons why you should consider bidding on an RV or camper at a public auto auction instead of going straight to a dealer.

Here’s why:

  1. You’ll get the best bang for your buck!

    Landing a used RV at public vehicle auctions is not impossible. In fact, it’s pretty common. Many people assume auto auctions just sell regular commuter cars, but that’s certainly not the case. From RVs, to 5th Wheels, to campervans, and more, auto auctions have a lot more than just cars.

    Instead of spending tens upon tens of thousands of dollars on a brand-new recreational vehicle sold at RV dealerships and the like, you could enjoy owning a new-to-you camper at a price that’s way less than its dealership counterparts.

    Better yet, you don’t even need to live nearby to participate in bidding on that RV. Capital Auto Auction offers online auctions, so it doesn’t matter where you live. Don’t be put off my having the RV shipped either. With Capital Auto Auction’s towing and moving contacts, the total cost will still be a whole lot cheaper than going straight to a dealer.

  2. You’ll have more money to spend on upgrades!

    It’s no surprise that RV interior design isn’t exactly up with the times. From the old valances to the plaid cushions to the 80s looking stove/oven combinations, there does leave a bit to be desired.

    With all the savings you’ll have when you purchase a preowned Recreational Vehicle or camper at a public auto auction, you’ll have plenty of money to spend on making your new vehicle a perfect representation of you and your tastes. Go ahead and splurge on new appliances or electronics, upgraded bathrooms, or those Sunbrella awnings. You’ve got the money to do it.

Helpful Tips for Bidding on a Camper at a Public Auction

Before you get too caught up with the excitement of the bidding process, don’t forget to keep these things in mind:

  • Decide on the maximum amount of money you are willing to spend. The thrill of the bidding war may take you further than your budget allows you to if you’re not diligent.
  • Do your research. There are a lot of websites where RV owners share their experiences and offer advice. This can be a great way to learn more about the make and models of any RVs you might be interested in.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be certain to make the right choice when buying an Recreational Vehicle at auction. Your dream of going on a camping trip with the wife and kids over the summer can finally become a reality.

Participate in Capital Auto Auction’s Next Vehicle Auction!

If we’ve piqued your interest, consider experiencing Capital Auto Auction’s next vehicle auction!

With our simple, straightforward auction platform and top-quality customer service, we guarantee you’d have a pleasant shopping experience. Not only that, we make sure that our outstanding inventory of recreational vehicles are updated and changed regularly so that you’ll be able to maximize your ability to buy an RV at a bargain price.

We hold weekly auctions in each of our locations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington D.C.; Manchester, New Hampshire and Temple Hills, Maryland. Expect nothing but the best from Capital Auto Auction – the player in the auto auction industry.

In the meantime, check out our incredible rv and camper inventory as well as the upcoming auction calendar to find the best RV/camper deals!