PPL Motorhomes: Looking For A New RV…Check Out Consignment RVs First

If you are looking for and RV that is “new to you” I suggest checking out the consignment motorhomes and trailers at PPL Motorhomes.  We go over each unit thoroughly, and prices are suggested according to what we feel the unit is worth, but these three things can save you not only money, but also a lot of heartache down the road. Do you know what to check for? Find out now…

Warning Signs on a RV
Like all used items for sale, some are in better condition than others. As an informed consumer, you need to know what to look for so you don’t wind up with a lemon. Here are a few quick and easy things to include in your check:
Excessive Sealant — This is a sign that the RV has had issues with leaks.
Water Stains — Water stains on the ceiling and walls are signs of leaks. Water stains on the floor or in the cabinets can either be leaks or broken pipes.
Expired Tires — Every RV tire will have a four-digit code stamped on the side. The first two digits are the week of the year they were made and the last two digits are the year they were made. Any tire over six years old will need to be replaced.

Get the CarFax on the RV (if available)
This is something that usually gets me a funny look. Even though PPL Motorhomes doesn’t offer this service, you can certainly use it on your own.  While many people think that CarFax is just for cars, you can find RV listed as well. Keep in mind though that not all RV will appear on their listing. However, CarFax will give unbiased and accurate information on the history of the vehicle. You will want to look for water damage, fire damage, bodywork and other claims that may pop up.

While it costs a little bit to check the CarFax, it is worth every penny if it prevents you from potentially getting you hands on a lemon.

RV Dealers Sell RV By Owner
This is probably the best kept secret in the business. Many people think that in order to buy from an owner, you have to go to the owner. This is not the case. Many times RV lots sell on consignment like PPL Motorhomes. For example, PPL Motorhomes doesn’t own the RVs we sell, we’ve just been recruited to sell it for the owner. One of the greatest things about buying an RV that is on consignment is that you know that vehicle is going to be taken care of while on our lot waiting for its next new owner.

If you have any questions about purchasing a consigned RV, or even putting an RV on consignment yourself. Just give us a call and we’ll explain the entire process.
Does anyone else have any thoughts on purchasing a consignment RV?


  1. Lmann

    27 or 28 ft design

  2. Lmann

    27 or 28 ft diesel engine

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